Our standard spin classes, using RPM (revolutions per minute) ranging from 50 - 120, this class is designed to the beat of the music and will challenge you with strength and speed. Our instructors are primarily Schwinn trained, and will incorporate many of the same fundamentals in their class design, but we do like to switch the drills up a bit to offer a little more variety. Modifications for varied moves always provided, and encouraged if that is what is best for your body!
SPIN + STRETCH 60
We roll for 35 minutes and stretch for 25 minutes. We bring you up to get that cardio workout, and then we work on bringing your system down before you go. Please bring your own YOGA MAT, straps or bolsters you may wish to work with! If you forget, no worries, we do rent mats for $2, or prop packages for $5. Just bring some change with you and we'll get you set up!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SPIN CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS:
All classes 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 dial. The tension creates the work. You will work harder by increasing 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. Promise.
You can do it, let's roll!
PLEASE BRING AS MANY OF YOUR OWN PROPS AS POSSIBLE TO CLASSES DURING COVID.
10:00 AM FRIDAY MORNINGS WITH SARAH
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.
8:05 PM THURSDAY EVENINGS WITH BARBARA BUSCH
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.
SPECIAL OCCASION CLASS WITH JUIE HORWOOD
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.
Not offering at this time
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!
PULSE!! Barre fuses ballet, pilates and yoga moves to give you a challenging, but modifiable, full-body workout. We do a lot of centre floor barre which requires a lot of balance. 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 bands to add interest to the workout. Every class is different, but we will systematically burn out the lower body, the core and then the upper body before a little stretch to complete your workout.
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
Not offering at this time
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.