Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fitness Yoga

With my Olympic Lifting class moving to Thursday's, I decided to give Fitness Yoga a chance.  The class was lead by Carrie and there were 8 of in attendance.  6 long standing participants and another new person like me.

The concept is to change things up from traditional yoga.  Today we used light dumbbells.  In previous classes they have used those giant exercise balls and foam rollers.

We went through some yoga inspired stretches and incorporated dumbbells from poses.  For example in a halfway lift moving dumbbells back or from a side plank raising dumbbells overhead.  Another move was triangle to upright with dumbbell in hand.

We also did some core including boat to canoe, laying on back holding dumbbells over chest and lowering and raising legs, and other moves.

Finally we finished with twists and shivasana.

I felt comfortable keeping up, but expected more interaction rather than watching Carrie demo the move and copying her.  She was keeping an eye out and made several corrections to individuals.  When she helped straighten my leg during resting pigeon it completely changed the stretch for me.

I don't know if I will add this class to my ongoing repertoire, but I did enjoy getting a taste of yoga again.

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