It's time to ditch the treadmill. If STAYING FIT AND HEALTH has always been a drag it might be because you're taking the wrong classes. Here are our Top 3 to try in 2016 and beyond.
What is Salty Yoga? Salty Yoga for Breathing is a unique class where poses are chosen to focus on developing strength, flexibility and range of motion in areas specifically used by the body to breathe. As you breathe deeply, micro particles of pure white salt are dispersed into the air, entering your airways to naturally cleanse and detoxify your lungs, sinuses and air passages.
Why try it? The end result of Salty Yoga for breathing will be a deeper breath, relaxation and a sense of vitality! The classes are perfect for a more effective Salt Therapy treatment.
Ellen Patrick, Co-Founder of Breathe Easy & Yoga Therapist
THERAPY BALL CLASS
What is a Therapy Ball Class? Sadly, there is a pain epidemic in our culture. Sedentary lifestyles, fancy footwear, and high stress from high-demand lifestyles can cause aches and pains throughout the body. The Roll Model® Method Therapy Ball classes (branded “Rx Series” for Equinox) are self-massage classes designed to help you eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance your performance. “Performance” could be whatever you do in daily life — from your favorite athletic activity to chasing your kid around the playground to making your entrance into a ballroom or board room with ease and grace. These classes empower you to take healing into your own hands by guiding you on a journey through your body’s habits and habitat to identify pain blind spots, and effectively transform that tissue.
Why try it? Because it will make you feel amazing! And can very seriously prevent long-term pain and dysfunction that could lead to myriad injuries and musculoskeletal diseases. I often say that The Roll Model® Method classes are not the “Primrose Path” the feeling good. They aren’t a pharmaceutical shortcut that masks the problem or a quick surgery that could lead to a constellation of other issues down the road. In these classes you might experience some initial discomfort as you feel the effects of your daily life on your body. But it is incredibly rewarding to take control of your own health and wellness, face those discomforts, remove them, and let your body act as the self-healing mechanism it’s designed to be. So exciting.
Ariel Kiley, The Roll Model® Method Therapy Ball/Rx Series’ Teacher
NYC DANCE PROJECT
What is a NYC Dance Project Class? Every week, we learn a dance specifically choreographed to a popular song. The styles vary from hip hop to jazz to contemporary, but more often than not, we are shaking our a$$es like Beyonce back-up dancers.
Why try it? Many people who take New York City Dance Project have some prior dance experience (or at least a love of dance) and are looking for a place to learn additional skills. But the class is filled with dancers of all levels, and everyone walks out feeling sexy, sweaty, and ready for MTV!
Abby Goldenberg, Teacher of New York City