exercise of the week: side lunge

Muscles worked: quadriceps, hamstring, glutes, inner & outer thighs

Purpose: Strengthen

Form: To perform the side lunge, begin standing with your feet together. Slowly take a large step sideways with your right leg. Keeping your left leg straight, your right knee bends in line with your ankle. Hold for 2-3 seconds. Push off your right leg bringing it back together with the left. Repeat on the left side. Keep your transverse abdominis activates, ribs to hips, and clasp your hands together to keep your shoulders back.

Note: You can also add resistance to this exercise by holding a medicine ball.

Hello 2012!

Happy New Years to all of you!

A new year is here and new intentions have been set.  Many times we know what we’d like to acheive, yet we don’t always know where or how to begin.

Is it a new fitness regime that you are seeking?  Or would you like to focus a little more on nutrition?  Perhaps you’re interested in giving more attention to your spirit.  Whatever it may be, give us a ring and we can guide you in the direction you wish.

From Personal Training, Rehabilitation, Nutritional Councelling, Excercise Therapy, Energy Healing and Fitness Classes which include Yoga, Stability & Strength, Stretch & Relaxation, and Dance.  Let us design a programme that is personalized to you and your desired outcome.

If you haven’t been by the studio yet then pop so we can show you what we offer.  It is a bright, clean and calm space suited for your personal growth.

Click on the link below to get to know us better!   If you are curious about anything at all, please give us a ring at the studio or contact us on line.  We look forward to connecting with you this year and assisting you in building the lifestyle you desire!


Namaste and all the best in your 2012!


Essentrics – What is it???

Want to learn more about our new ESSENTRICS  classes on Thursdays at 6:15pm-7:15pm?

Read below and check out the link so see some videos on what will be happening in most classes.

The Esmonde Technique is a fitness method that combines essentric stretching and strengthening, pnf, physiotherapy techniques, ballet, tai chi and many more forms of fitness to help individuals achieve the goal of a toned flexible and balanced body. Created by Miranda Esmonde-White over 20 years ago, her technique has helped Olympic and professional athletes excel and the general population achieve their fitness goals. Miranda began her career as a professional ballet dancer and later went on to train many top athletes and coaches in her unique stretch program called Classical Stretch. Classical Stretch was the first program developed under the Esmonde Technique and consists of a balanced fitness program that has helped people achieve overall body flexibility, healing, health and anti-aging, with a side-bonus of creating long lean muscles.

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Stability Ball Classes

Stability Ball Classes have started!

A strong core is essential to well rounded fitness and decreased overall pain cause my muscle imbalances. Focusing on all the core components; shoulder stability, trunk stability, hip stability; including glute control and strength, balance and muscle control through movement.

To keep the class fresh and interesting we use a variety of techniques and equipment such as stability balls, BOSU balls, foam rollers, balance boards, etc. Including all components of fitness from cardiovascular endurance to more traditional strength training exercises to flexibility and range of motion work tone your entire body while building functional strength. This class is appropriate for  for all levels of fitness.

Drop in or sign up for our 6 or 8 week series.

Wednesday night at 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Hope to see you there 🙂

Preventative health

We do not often appreciate our good health until it is gone, especially when we could have taken preventative measures to ensure we enjoy ongoing health. A large component of health and wellness is stress management which is especially important for individuals with chronic diseases. Relaxation the remedy to stress can take many forms; from physical approaches, to emotional, mental, and spiritual. The key is to find a balance of modalities and techniques which address all these components, though not necessarily all at once. Over the next few days we will highlight some methods that can be a jumping off point to a regular relaxation practice.