The Benefits of Yoga (Group Centergy Class)
Can you imagine being in a room that’s dark, with the exception of a few candles, soft music playing, and yet getting an outstanding workout? When you sign up for a group centergy class at Gold’s Gym in Austell, Georgia, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
For sure it doesn’t look like a typical fitness class. It’s more driven by choreography than it is by sweat. Think yoga and Pilates by way of dance.
Don’t be misled, though – this class isn’t going to be easy. You’ll find that the poses, which are designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, are quite challenging. You’ll definitely appreciate the physical benefits.
We recommend taking the class two or three times a week, allowing your body some time to rest and recover between classes. If you’re pressed for time, though, you’ll also realize benefits even if you only take one class per week.
As to the workout itself, you’ll find that you’ll transition slowly from one movement to the next. You’ll be encouraged to breathe, and movements will be deliberate. You’ll focus on your body, and the connection between your breathing and the way in which you’re moving.
At the end of the class, you’ll simply rest quietly for a few minutes.
Some of the poses will be more difficult than others, but anyone of any age or fitness level can take this class. That’s because the movements are easily modified to accommodate various ages and levels of ability. The pace of the group exercise class is slow, so even if you’re finding the positions difficult to get into, you’ll have plenty of time.
Most participants in the group centergy class at Gold’s Gym in West Cobb find that they’ll burn anywhere between 350 and 400 calories in a session. That might not sound like much, but keep in mind that this is a strength-training program, and that means that even an hour after your workout, your body is still burning calories.
You’ll find this group fitness class to be ideal for relieving stress. The atmosphere is serene and relaxing, and not only will you feel relaxed and soothed, you’ll find that over the course of several classes you will feel stronger and more flexible. It’s also a great environment for meeting new people, so if the idea of a workout that will leave you knowing that you’ve definitely exercised without causing a lot of sweat and discomfort, group centergy could be for you.