At Fitness Advantage we know improving health and fitness adds zest and vitality to life! We have a holistic philosophy. We believe that true health encompasses mind and body.
We strive to help each individual no matter where they are in their personal journey of health and fitness, to find balance for a sound mind and a healthy body. This is why we are taking another step forward to be able to expand our services and offer classes that focus not only on posture, flexibility, and body alignment, but also breathing, mindfulness, and meditation for stress relief.
Consistent with our long history of premium services delivered with care, Fitness Advantage group classes will offer quality, client-centered instruction in a beautiful restorative environment. Classes are limited in size to allow each participant to have a more personal learning experience. We are excited to be offering the following classes.
Our experienced yoga instructors are trained and educated in offering classes that will benefit each participant from the novice to the elite. To be able to serve the wide ranging needs of participants, our class formats will span from the soothing and relaxing to the invigorating and challenging. For those who are interested in a personalized experience, Fitness Advantage also offers private yoga sessions.
Yoga is a physical exercise with a spiritual and meditative core. This practice helps the individual unify his/her body, mind, and heart. Yoga helps to restore the body’s natural alignment. Regular practice leads to greater flexibility, more fluid mobility, improved posture, better balance as well as enhanced muscle tone and core strength.
Practitioners enjoy not only these physical benefits, but also mental and spiritual ones such as an increased sense of wellness, energy and vitality, an improved ability to handle stress, as well as decreased anxiety and depression. Many report a restored sense of peace.
Improving overall functional fitness and health comes from a variety of practices. Gaining a better ability to understand the importance of the body’s connections plays a vital role in this class.
Barre’s focus on core strength, body alignment, and the concept that anyone can be successful with the practice is why Fitness Advantage is proud to include Barre Group Fitness.
Originally designed by German ballet dancer, Lotte Berk, Barre has been a practiced conditioning routine since 1959 and has since been a concrete workout method since. Barre is unique, in that it is performed using a series of one inch increment movements or isometric movements rather than the traditional compound movements (ex: squats, shoulder presses etc.).
These tiny movements don’t require the muscle length to change, which leads to the ability to hold a posture and benefit from continuously engaging the muscle. Isometric movements help isolate specific muscles, target slow-twitch muscles to help increase endurance, and help strengthen muscles without straining tendons or ligaments, so there’s less risk of injury. It is designed for anyone to be able to do, regardless of fitness level, flexibility, or dance experience.
Barre includes a mat-based warm-up, followed by a series of arm exercises, a lower-body section targeting thighs and glutes at the barre, and finishing with a series of core-focused moves at the bar or mat.
Barre can be performed using bodyweight only, or it can include light hand weights, resistance bands, or a soft exercise ball. These classes will also be offered with a limited class size in order to allow for a more personal and enjoyable learning experience.