There are now 3 different styles of yoga classes to choose from over 2 locations, GAIN Fitness Norwich and The Painted Barn, with Alex Howarth Yoga.
Fitness Yoga is still prominent on the class schedule, with 9 per week now available, focusing on long term healthy range of movement, improved strength and greater flexibility to prepare you for sport, CrossFit and functional movement.
Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga that will really get you hot and sweaty but feeling incredible. Every 6 weeks we will focus on a specific flow so you can really feel yourself progress week on week.
Yin is a slower paced class than Fitness Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, offering an hour of floor based postures, supported with props we hold each posture from 3 to 6 minutes, offering a deep stretch and the ability to connect with your body and relax.
Core class is a fast core blast on a Tuesday morning, with nothing but core on the agenda, expect to get a serious ab burn and maybe even sweat a little.
Fitness Yoga has been a constant passion of mine for 8 years, I've been coaching classes and individuals for 6 of them.
I teach yoga classes in Norwich that are suitable to all levels, every pose, posture and sequence can be scaled to all abilities and around many injuries or restrictions. With the more advanced postures I encourage everyone to learn from the ground up, nail the foundations of each movement before progressing to the next step.
The focus of my Fitness Yoga classes has stemmed from my time spent coaching CrossFit. Watching many members struggle with different lifts due to lack of mobility, especially through the shoulders, back, hips, hamstrings, and ankles. Therefore I've designed my classes to improve mobility in these common
Improving mobility to aid CrossFit also improves overall posture, helps undo the damage the average person causes from sitting down at a desk or behind the wheel of a car for hours on end. It helps prevent injury, and aids recovery.
After spending time in Nepal studying different styles of yoga, learning about the philosophy and more postures, meditation and the wonderful benefits yoga offers. It's wonderful to be able to offer members different styles, Vinyasa is as much of a 'workout' as it is movement meditation. This comes as a surprise to some people as Yoga is often associated with relaxation. As much the classes help you recover and relax, you should expect to experience DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and gains in strength and flexibility. Working up a sweat isn't uncommon, but this is always rewarded with relaxation at the end of class.
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