The group class that is guaranteed to make your body better.
Group classes are everywhere. Boot camps, HIIT classes (high-intensity interval training), yoga (in every possible form), Pilates, Orange Theory, Zumba--the list goes on and on. There are literally hundreds of options to choose from. So why am I adding another option to the list and what makes my group classes different from all the others? I'm so glad you asked!
There are a lot of benefits of Group Classes and I understand their appeal. They are a consistent time/day every week, which helps participants stay accountable and dedicated to working out. You can attend with friends and meet new people in a class. Someone else tells you what to do so you don't have to think about what to do for your workout. And it frequently pushes you to try things you wouldn't normally do on your own. These are all great things; however, as a Physical Therapist, I am typically not a fan of Group Classes because in my experience, the goals of the classes are to: make you burn as many calories as possible, make you sweat as much as possible, perform at the highest speed and intensity possible, and push yourself to the point of exhaustion so that you really feel like you got a good workout in. After all, that is what we are conditioned to believe that's what a "good workout" should look like.
The purpose of my classes is to offer a workout with a different set of goals and reframe what you consider to be a “good workout”. I think a good workout is one that helps you get stronger and move better. It also makes you feel better—not just after your workout, but at the end of the day. Rather than feeling stiff and sore after your workout, this program is designed to reduce pain. Most importantly, it will decrease your chances of getting injured, not put you at greater risk for injury.
If any of those things sound appealing to you, I would love for you to try my classes. Each class will consist of 4 sessions (1 session/week for 4 weeks) that will progress through a specific area of focus. They truly are designed for all ages and fitness levels—from the couch potato to the marathoner, from the avid CrossFitter to the weekend warrior, from the postpartum mom trying to get her body back to the person who is trying to get out of bed without pain, and everyone in between. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and teach you how to take care of your body so you can stay healthy and active for life.