What's new in 2018?
Alternative Fitness Bendigo is introducing new classes to its repertoire.
Karin has recently qualified to teach Dru Yoga. Dru Yoga is a graceful heart based potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements performed with soft joints, directed breathing and visualisation. It works on body, mind and spirit - improving strength, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and rejuvenating your whole being. It is designed to be practised by people of all abilities/fitness levels.
A 2006 Australian Yoga survey showed that over 86% of people who practiced Dru Yoga were better able to handle stress, 84% experienced a decrease in back pain while up to 90% of participants noticed greater flexibility of the joints and spine.
A class consists of: activations to warm the body followed by gentle flowing sequences, body preps, postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditations.
The other new class is Tube Training! Resistance bands are a great addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation program. It looks after all the major muscle groups and improves your posture. It's also lots of fun!
Research has shown that in order to have a long and active life, the biological indicator is to increase your lean muscle mass. The easiest way to build lean muscle mass is via resistance training.
This class will include a brief warm up, tube training learning exercises for each muscle group, with stretching in between each set and ending the session with a relaxation to unwind.
Free come and try sessions will be held on: Wednesday 24th at 5pm and Thursday 25th January at 9.30 am.
Please book in as numbers are limited!
Do you wish to be fitter, healthy and more flexible?
Why not join a class with a difference?
Alternative Fitness Bendigo offers a range of fitness programs.
Karin has been running stretch and swissball classes for over 15 years, helping people improve their posture, balance and flexibility.
She also runs Wu Tao Dance and ChiBall classes to help balance and harmonize body and mind.
Stretch & Swiss/Fitballs. A fitness program that helps prevent and stop muscular problems, improves posture, develops greater flexibility and improves balance and core strength through weights, medicine balls and ChiBolsters.
ChiBall. A holistic exercise programme that is a unique blend of traditional Chinese medicine, colour, aromatherapy and a synergy of six ancient and modern movement disciplines: Tai Chi-Qi Gong, Chiball Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais and Deep Relaxation. Come & join in the new SHIBASHI class on Wednesdays at 6pm.
Wu Tao. A system of healing that helps balance Body, Mind and Spirit, that has foundations in Oriental Medicine. It uses stretch, dance, music and meditations to balance the Qi (life force energy) in the body. It also tones the body and brings you to a place where the mind is free of chatter and you can experience the stillness of your own being.
Both ChiBall & Wu Tao have their roots in traditional Chinese Medicine and use dance, music and meditation to balance the Chi (life force energy) in the body.
Karin Herrmann runs a variety of classes that will keep the body supple and strong and help attain general well being and stillness of mind.
Massage. A massage program that caters for a whole range of massages from Deep Myofascial to Trigger Point Therapy to Zen Shiatsu. Other techniques include Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage and Hot Rock Massage.