Studio Fitness: Victoria offers a range of different fitness classes for all ages and fitness levels and experiences including:
Gentle Pilates is a good class to cover basic principles of proper alignment and body mechanics, isolate the muscles and restore a balance to the body; to focus on engaging and strengthening all the core muscles to improve fitness and prevent injuries. Discover a pace that protects the joints and former injuries of the body by encouraging strong and conscious movement to gain flow and grace in everyday movements. Full body strength and flexibility will relieve pain, unlock tight muscles and joints, strengthen your core postural muscles and create a youthful feeling in the body. The exercises will rejuvenate blood flow which will benefit the vascular system and help alleviate inflammation as well as increase full body flexibility.
Use Intermediate Pilates to challenge your mind & body with a series of exercise designed to come from the core. The exercises in class are designed to change your shape and create more strength as well as range of motion. People will notice you look different! This class is geared towards participants with previous Pilates experience or already an existing client in other Studio Fitness classes.
Challenge your mind & body with a series of exercise designed to come from the core. The exercises in class are designed to change your shape and create more strength as well as range of motion. People will notice you look different! This class is geared towards participants with previous Pilates experience or already an existing client in other Studio Fitness classes.
The Essentrics Barre exercise program offered at Studio Fitness is the same program that has been aired on PBS as ‘Classical Stretch’ since 1999. It has been rated the #1 fitness show on the network for over 10 years. Essentrics is used by numerous business professionals, Olympic athletes and celebrities. This Essentrics stretch class will help slow down the aging process while keeping the body young, attractive, strong and healthy. Participants will notice an immediate increase in flexibility and a release of tension in their muscles after each class – improving their posture and range of motion. Stress is released and aches and pains are soothed through the gradual unlocking of the entire body. Justina Bailey has learned the methods directly from Miranda Esmonde-White at her facility in Montreal. More info about the brand go to: Essentrics.com.
Barre is a unique fun, high energy class designed to streamline, firm, tighten and tone muscles and realign the body without adding bulk. It fuses legendary fitness techniques from Pilates, ballet, calisthenics and yoga to create balance, elegant posture, body awareness, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. The result is a body that looks and moves like a dancer. For best results it is recommended to take 2 classes a week. Barre is for all ages and fitness levels – no dance experience necessary!
In Iron Barre we incorporate more strength building principles for the muscles and bones to build stronger layers for upper body strength with weights, and sculpted legs with more single leg challenges. It is said that women with strong upper bodies are more satisfied with their overall health and appearance than women who just walk regularly. You can start at any time with this class and increase weights/repetitions when you feel like you are ready so no need to be intimidated by thinking strong is not where you are now – but it is certainly where you are heading! “Strong” is the new “Sexy” … we just add grace into that, too!
OTHER FITNESS CLASSES
Essentrics® Aging Backwards
Aging Backwards, by Miranda Esmonde-White, is revolutionizing the way we understand the role fitness plays in slowing down the aging process while keeping our bodies young, attractive, strong and healthy. Justina Bailey has studied directly with Miranda at her base in Montreal, and brings you the same strengthening and lengthening workout that her book is based upon.
Sunday Stretch is designed to create space in the hip joints, opening the chest, lengthening the neck and legs, learning more awareness, improve balance, and smile because you will feel as good as you look! Bring your hubby, too:)
You do not need to be an athlete to join Athletic Stretch, but it is structured for the person who doesn’t stretch as much as they should; sometimes sweaty, sometimes soothing. We will use the barre, bands, balls, walls, as well as some modified Japanese yoga moves, and Essentrics to lengthen muscles around the joints. Bring your sense of humor because this is always a fun class. leaving you more flexible and agile.