Yoga at Gold’s Gym is just the Best!
Sometimes when you come out to Gold’s Gym Charlottesville, VA, you are looking to work up a good sweat. You want to get that heart rate up with cardio training or maybe work your muscles on our free weights floor. But did you know you could also come to the gym to learn better ways to relax? Well, with our Vinyasa Yoga group fitness class, you can!
Vinyasa Yoga is a kind of yoga that uses breathing techniques along with stretching and poses in order to help you get healthier not just in body, but also in mind. This is sometimes called flow yoga, because breathing and poses are meant to flow together, from one to the other, like a smooth, coordinated, relaxing dance.
Unlike other yoga group classes that you may have tried in the past, Vinyasa can move at a slightly faster pace because of the emphasis on flowing from one pose — also called “assanas” — to the next. The poses are linked in such a way that they can synchronize with your breathing, and you will notice that your group fitness instructor is careful to make sure that you are not only moving properly, but also breathing properly so that you can get the most benefit from this relaxing exercise class.
Usually, you will be taught to inhale for upward movements and exhale as you go down. AS you move through the poses, you are getting all of the traditional benefits of yoga, such as increased muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. You are also reducing stress levels through both breathing and movement.
And there is an additional benefit to Vinyasa Yoga — cardio training! That’s right, this is a way to increase your cardiovascular health without spending hours on the treadmill or stair machine. The constant flow from assana to assana means your body is always in motion, and the emphasis on breathing adds an additional level of movement that your body will benefit from and that you will definitely feel. And yoga in all forms can help you relax and deal with stress better — two massive benefits when it comes to caring for your heart health.
IF you have never tried our group fitness classes before, this is a great way to start. Come try one of our yoga exercise classes at Gold’s Gym Charlottesville, VA,and start feeling better!