We ARE GRITTY, BUT NOT SILLY! WE WILL WAIT!
We ARE GRITTY, BUT NOT SILLY! WE WILL WAIT!
COVID SPECIAL: SPIN 40
Join us for a heart-thumping, beat-pumping workout to work off some of those COVID blues! Once a Spin Junkie, always a Spin Junkie! Enjoy a variety of drills meant to train leg speed and strengthen your leg muscles. These classes are a good balance of speed and strength, and won't run too long - just the right amount of time to get that heart rate elevated and feeling like you have had a workout.
WEEKEND WARRIOR: SPIN 50
Dig deep. Slow grinding hill repeats with a few sprints as we plateau. This class has been designed to help build up a little extra strength and stamina and increase your fitness!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SPIN CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS:
All classes at our downtown Nanaimo spin studio include a good warm up (easy flat road tension), followed by a few drills, cool down and stretch. Our classes are taught to the revolutions per minute (RPM), and you are in control of how hard you work through adjusting the tension.
We try to make these low-impact cardio classes accessible to all, and use caution in our class design to provide a safe and effective program.
Developing your cardio system takes a few weeks, be patient and listen to your body. We will take a pulse check to identify if we are on target...or if we could be working a little harder. Heart rate monitors are recommended, but not required, and can sync up with our bikes.
Please note that if you aren't a regular rider, you may feel tender in your sitting region for a few days after your first class - this too shall pass! Get in to the yoga studio for a little stretch in between classes, and you will be feeling so much better!
You can do it, let's roll!
PLEASE BRING AS MANY OF YOUR OWN PROPS AS POSSIBLE TO CLASSES DURING COVID.
Hatha is a term that describes most yoga practices, the practice of using physical forms to rebalance male and female energies in the body. This class typically has more static holds, and less 'flow'. We encourage participants to find the edge of their practice, but working within their own bodies limitations and needs. All levels welcome.
Vinyasa is a term that describes a moving practice where participants are moving in and out of poses, generating heat and strength. Typically a vinyasa class is more rigourous than a Hatha class, but a Hatha class can be just as demanding!
A slow gentle and at times intense practice to assist the connective tissue of your body not normally targeted in active exercise. Especially beneficial for people who have tightness, want to increase mobility, flexibility, take the time to slow down, turn inwards and soak up some stillness. The postures primarily focus on the low back and hips, all are practiced on the floor with the support of props (blankets, bolsters and blocks) and are held for 3 to 5 minutes allowing you to reach deep into the connective tissues and the joints.
You do not need to practice yoga or meditation to enjoy this form of yoga! In Yoga Nidra, we restore our body, senses, and mind to their natural function and awaken a seventh sense that allows us to feel no separation, allowing us to feel wholeness, tranquility, and well-being. This 90-minute class begins with 45-minutes of Restorative Yoga to allow us to drop into our space, settle the nervous system and start to let go of tensions. This will be followed by 45-minutes of Yoga Nidra: that deeply restful guided practice that helps with sleep, stress, and so much more. Rejuvenating and sometimes energizing - join us for this practice of meeting yourself where you are and embracing that connection.
PULSE!! Barre fuses ballet, pilates and yoga moves to give you a challenging, but modifiable, full-body workout. We are currently using the spin bikes as our barre to allow for proper social distancing measures. We may at some point have a barre that spans the entire studio, but we'll wait to see how close we will be allowed to get moving forward. You may find some classes more dance focused, and some more fitness focused, either way, a great body toner! We use bender balls, small weights, gliders and resistance loops to add interest to the workout. Every class is different!
WHAT YOU NEED FOR BARRE CLASS:
This class is designed to get you in and out quickly feeling the effects of a full body workout. Guaranteed to target arms, legs, hips, glutes and your core through a full range of motion and some fantastic pulsing!
BARRE + STRETCH 60
This class has been designed to give you all that BARRE 50 offers, but with some additional time spent stretching at the end of class.