If you’ve ever felt intimidated by strength training, this class will leave you feeling strong and empowered. You can build strength without a gym membership, and Strength Essentials is a great place to start or reintroduce strength training.
In this class, you can expect to combine exercises that use external load (like hand weights and resistance bands) and body weight, with time for recovery in accessible yoga poses. You’ll learn functional movements, like squats, deadlifts, and push-up progressions, to help you build strength and increase capacity for daily tasks and recreational activities. We’ll take a fun and lighthearted approach to strength building in a group setting, and participants who attend regularly can expect to build physical capacity and confidence progressively, over time. A list of suggested props and weights can be found here.**This class includes weight bearing on all fours (knees and wrists). Some alternatives will be given, however if you have significant limitations being on your hands and knees, we recommend starting with the Essentials class on the drop-in schedule.
Mood: lighthearted, upbeat, informativeMovement: active, powerfulReserve your spot at least 30 minutes in advance; no drop-ins allowed. The Branches will require proof of vaccination for attendance in all indoor classes and events scheduled through 2021. Please see our website for our full COVID-19 policies.