Did you know September is National Yoga Month? That means it’s as good a time as any to channel your inner yogi and reap benefits like greater flexibility, improved strength and a boost in mood. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite yoga moves, so you can try them out whenever the urge strikes!
There’s good reason the Warrior II is a yoga classic. This pose is excellent for strengthening your legs, opening your lungs and leaving you feeling powerful. For this pose, begin in mountain pose and float your right leg over about 3 1/2 to 4 feet away from the left. Keeping your toes parallel to the front of your mat, bend your front leg to 90 degrees, extending your arms with palms facing down. Keep your gaze centered over your middle finger. Repeat on the other side.
Look Better Naked. That’s David Barton Gym’s (DBG) mantra for their gyms and a major motivation behind the grind of an exercise routine. DBG locations are known for their club-like atmosphere with dark lighting, pumping techno music and beautiful fixtures that have made this brand iconic. Continue reading
I’ll be the first person to admit, I am not a yoga person. I’m 5’10” and have absolutely no flexibility. My boyfriend laughs at me every time he sees me stretch because I literally can’t reach past my shins. So when Amanda Rose pitched me Warrior Fight Club, a new fusion class combining elements of yoga and boxing, my ears perked up immediately.
This class is perfect for folks who:
A) Avoid yoga because they feel like it is a waste of their precious workout time.
B) Enjoy cardio and strength training more than flowing. While yoga delivers on both of those accounts, when you’re inflexible, it just feels like you’re phoning it in!
C) Don’t know or care to know the meaning of restorative workouts and even “down” days are intense.
Amanda mixes very simple yoga movements – sun salutations, warriors, chair poses – with punching combinations, jumping rope, and burpees. Time flies in this workout because by the time you’re fatigued from one genre, she moves you on to the next sequence. When we tested this workout with beta users, some folks felt that the air punching was not as effective as having a target with the focus mitts Amanda uses in the workout. If you really focus and create your own internal resistance, your arms should be on fire by the end of the workout. And, you can always grab a 1 or 2lb. weight if you’re feeling particularly energetic.
The Warrior Fight Club series is one of my favorite’s on Booya Fitness and Amanda Rose is a rockstar.
Warrior Fight Club
Warrior Fight Club II