"Yo, are you going to leave before yoga class?"

"Namaste."

A friendly REMINDER that Yoga Class is FREE for all Arena Ready members and is held on-going on Monday evenings (from 7-8pm).

Dani, whom many of you have worked out with here at Arena Ready, teaches the 60-minute class in the lounge in AR South (main gym side).  Here's Dani's description of what to expect during her Therapeutic Yoga class:  

Therapeutic yoga is probably very different from what most people think of when they think of yoga. Not quite restorative, definitely not vinyasa, you can expect some stability work, standing poses, twists, and a whole lot of laying on the floor connecting to a deeper breath. I teach a slow practice, and will encourage a mind - body connection by asking you to pay attention to the more subtle aspects of the body (breath, skin, muscles, bones). 
Moving in this slower way helps reveal both strengths and weaknesses you might not be able to connect with during more intense workouts. This awareness translates to every other area of life, including kicking ass in the gym. I'm a stickler for alignment, and as someone who injured myself practicing a more popular yoga style it is important to me that people practice yoga in a safe way. I play fun music, I don't chant, and I promise I'll leave your chakras alone. Besides, where else in your life to you get express permission and encouragement to slow down, breathe, and CTFO (chill the f*ck out) for an hour? 
FINALLY: I often hear people say they can't do yoga because they're not flexible. Frankly, that's like saying someone shouldn't do CrossFit because they can't do a muscle up :) All bodies are welcome and this is appropriate/accessible for everyone at AR. 
I hope to see you there!
~Dani

Please sign-in just as you would for any other class, and let us know if you have any questions.

WOD for 11-14-16:

Front Squat:

4x8

Across

Add to your working weight from 11-08-16.  Remember, this is four SETS of eight REPS all across at the SAME weight.  Not sure what to add?  Keep it simple - if you used less than 200 lbs last week then add 5 lbs.  If you used more than 200 lbs then add 10 lbs.   

 

-then-

 

"Speed Limit"

A) AMRAP 5 Minutes:

20 Overhead Walking Lunges w/Plate @ 45/35 lbs

30 AbMat Sit-ups

 

Rest 2 Minutes, Then...

 

B) AMRAP 5 Minutes:

10 Plate Burpees @ 45/35 lbs

20 Air Squats

 

The plate burpee movement standard is: 

-chest touches the plate on the floor

-plate above head with arms straight at standing/full extension

-plate returned back to the floor (can only be dropped from BELOW THE KNEE!)  

 

(Compare to 11-16-15)