MOVE STRONG - New Group Fitness Class
I am so excited to be back home and teaching group fitness classes again. The fitness community in Calmar is so strong and I truly feel lucky to have so many people continually supporting my passion of teaching group fitness classes. It has also been incredibly rewarding to see each of them work hard towards their wellness goals and to become stronger.
Telling our class that Bryce and I could be gone for up to a year was really hard. I knew they were excited for us, but I was really sad to be leaving them. Our fitness community has become more like a family to me (I call them my Fit Family) and I cried at our last class because I was really going to miss seeing my Fit Family each week.
Now that we are back, I cannot wait to see everyone and start teaching classes again. I am sure they will be excited to see me too...until I make them do burpees. Haha! This Fall, I am offering a slightly new class called MOVE STRONG. In this post, I wanted to share with you what the class entails in case you are interested in becoming a part of our Fit Family this October.
What is MOVE STRONG?
MOVE STRONG is a combination of using our own body weight as well as weights to build strength, improve our cardio, and increase mobility. When we build muscle, we burn more fat and calories, increase bone density, and can perform everyday activities easier while reducing our risk of injury.
Now, I don't want you to confuse this class with other fitness programs like Crossfit or Body Building - in MOVE STRONG we are training for 'the everyday'. We workout so that we can go up stairs easier, play with our kids or grandkids longer, haul in those groceries in one load (okay, maybe two loads), or train for a race next summer. In addition, I want to help you change your mindset from "I have to lose weight" to "I want to feel strong". Once we change the focus from that number on the scale to look at how many reps I can do, progress in your health and wellbeing becomes more achievable and rewarding.
Our MOVE STRONG circuit class incorporates resistance training by using dumbbells, bands, barbells, kettle bells, and our own body weight to burn fat, build strength and tone muscles. We will also include a bit of cardio for a fun little sweat session and we will finish each class with a relaxing stretch sequence.
Each week is filled with a variety of new exercises and moves so that you never get bored. My goal at the end of each class is for you to leave feeling like a total bad ass! I also want to make this a fun experience for everyone, so get prepared for some good tunes, high energy, and lots of laughter.
Who is MOVE STRONG for?
This class is great for all levels. If you are just starting your fitness journey or ready to challenge yourself in new ways, this class will work for you!
MOVE STRONG is a time based workout taking away the feeling of "competition" between participants. This means you can perform as hard (or not quite as hard) as you're able to until the timer goes off. I always provide modifications for each exercise being mindful of everyone's individual needs (ie. Do you have arthritis in your left shoulder or right knee? No problem!). We also have a variety of weights for each person to choose from so you can challenge yourself appropriately.
When: 8-Week Session (Oct. 1 - Nov. 19, 2019)
Time: Tuesdays from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Calmar Program Centre (4815 - 49 Street, Calmar, AB)
Registration: 8-Week Program is $100
Not sure if this class is for you? Drop-in and give it a try for just $15.
To register online visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/move-strong-tickets-69339248559
To register directly with Brittany (me) call or text her at 780-298-7936.
What To Bring: Please wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a water bottle and indoor exercise shoes. Other optional items you can bring is a sweat towel, yoga mat for stretching (I also have yoga matts that you can use), and a positive attitude.
Thank you for making YOU a priority and I can't wait to see you in class!
* Note: Photos above are of the space we hope to have one of our classes taught from in January, 2020.*