Our style of yoga is rooted in vinyasa concepts with a heavy influence of exercise physiology, exercise science, and athletic mobility. We believe yoga really should strengthen your body, mind, and soul altogether - not just one of the three.
We encourage everyone to treat each class according to what you need, not based on what anyone else might be doing. Our teachers are similar to your GPS on a road trip. We will provide you with guidance and direction along your path, but it is up to you to hit the breaks or the gas. Truth be told, we are okay if you come to class just to take a nap and escape for an hour from your kiddos or life in general (we get it), just don't be too alarmed if the person next to you is upside down in a handstand.
Our approach to yoga can help improve heart rate variability (HRV) which is a measure of your autonomic nervous system. When you have high HRV it means that your body is balanced and responsive to both parasympathetic and sympathetic inputs. HRV is one of the best objective metrics of physical fitness and for understanding your body’s readiness to perform.
What to bring? A yoga mat, yoga block, towel, and water bottle. Don’t have a block? We have blocks for rent or purchase at our location.
E:30 Endurance classes are an opportunity to continuously test and improve your aerobic capacity. While scientifically a little more complex than this, simply put aerobic capacity is the maximum amount of oxygen the body can utilize during intense exercise. Why is this important? Well, oxygen once passed through the lungs improves the flow of oxygenated blood to muscle tissue. With the help of mitochondria, the muscle will use that oxygen to help produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Think of ATP as a healthy energy drink fueling every cell in your body, especially muscle contractions helping your body continue through your workout. The more efficient your muscles get at using oxygen, the higher your aerobic capacity is.
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5:00 AM | 5:45 AM | 6:30 AM | 8:00 AM | 5:00 PM | 5:45 PM
9:00 AM | 6:30 PM
Competition: a fun way of convincing the mind and body into working harder than what we previously believed was possible, typically resulting in both ourselves and the people who surround us becoming just a little greater.
Our maximal effort conditioning classes are team based workouts. If you’ve been following us, it will come as no surprise that we love science, data, and sports. The combination of all three is exactly where our MEC approach stems. This advanced workout using Assault AirRunners, Rogue Echo Bikes, Concept 2 SkiErgs and Rowers, etc. will push you past your current limits both physically and mentally. Our MEC classes are high intensity workouts that have low to no impact residue on the joints, making this not your average 'HIIT' workout.
The objective? Work as hard as your body can to help your team get to its goal as efficiently as possible. When your body starts to slow down, you rest and encourage your teammates as they take over. When it is your turn again, you find a way to push harder than the time before. It's quite the viscous, but also rewarding cycle.
The results? This method of workout can improve your body composition and cardiovascular system (heart rate variability (HRV), resting blood pressure, VO2 max) while gaining some friends along the way.
What to bring? Please bring clean indoor shoes separate from the ones you wore outside, a water bottle, and a towel. Please note, this is not a workout that can be performed with zero fuel in the tank. Make sure you get plenty of food and water in your system the 24-48 hours prior. (We don't recommend eating a large meal or trying to drink a gallon of water right before you walk through the doors to workout. That does not end well, ever. Take our word for it; we have seen the aftermath and it is not pretty.)
Efficient. Effective. Sustainable.
Your health is an investment, no doubt, and behind any good investment (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.) there should be a gain/profit. So our question would be, is your current investment when it comes to your health working?
How do you measure this?
Three questions you should be asking if you are not already:
Is it efficient? Is it effective? Is sustainable?
Working in a well-organized, competent way while achieving maximum results with minimum wasted effort or expense. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and is it getting you the results you want? Is it worth your time and money? Are you using any data to track your efficiency over time?
Successful in producing a desired or intended result. Are you getting the results you want in relation to the goals you have?
The ability to maintain this approach over the long haul with little to no repercussions. Do you enjoy what you’re doing? Is what you are doing methodical or just aimlessly reckless? Can you sustain this overtime? Do you have constant pain/injuries?
For the record, anyone in the world no matter what their background is can write a ‘hard’ workout. Our dog Baker could probably do this. A hard workout does not automatically deem a workout as smart and effective. Let us repeat that: a hard workout does not automatically deem a workout as smart and effective. Workouts are meant to break down muscle fibers, and then with proper rest, nutrition, and recovery those fibers repair themselves into much stronger muscles. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is not a bad thing in the body, but if the same muscles are constantly being fatigued throughout the week... you are not actually giving your body a fighting chance to build strength. And if your workouts are causing problems in your joints - that’s an issue, a big issue.
Our class programming is efficient, effective, and sustainable, but it is probably because we care about that.