All classes are being held ON LINE ONLY at this time due to COVID-19. (Unfortunately this means that in the kettlebell class, to keep people safe, I can only accept people with prior kettlebell experience.) All expiry periods (normally two months) are waived while we are adjusting to COVID concerns.
Sign in and more information is directly below, under “class registration.” Here’s an overview of how it actually works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSV4LGPf-nA&list=PLCMTwBsbWu30MN3Ly520jKsmCjGVbCluu&index=2&t=80s
Me, Myself and I
Bodyweight, no-equipment classes that will include a cardio component and can be done from your home.
If you have a chair or couch to use, great, and a mat, maybe a lightweight wooden dowel (even a broom handle), otherwise just yourself is all you need!
Can be easily scaled to all levels of physical ability.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.; 55 minutes.
Ready, Set, Lift!
Lifting classes that are beginner-friendly, injury-friendly, and budget-friendly as well. Join anytime!
We all work on the same strength principles in class, but everyone may not do the same actual moves. For example, on a hip hinge day, some participants might be practising an unloaded glute bridge on the mat, and others will be deadlifting. Similarly, a vertical push day might range from lifting an arm overhead without pain to gearing up for a heavy press.
Minimum suggested equipment is: one each small, medium, and heavy dumbbell; one each light and heavy resistance bands. Please ask me if you need input!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.; 55 minutes.
This class usually runs on more of a term registration basis due to the technical and progressive nature of kettlebell training, but at this time, due to COVID-19, all classes are currently being held ON LINE ONLY. Unfortunately this means that in the kettlebell class, to keep people safe, at this time I can only accept people with prior kettlebell experience and access to at least one kettlebell..
Classes will usually start with technique, which can be quite mentally challenging, and finish with a heart-pumping workout to challenge you physically.
Saturday mornings at 8:00, and Monday/Thursday evenings at 5:30; 55 minutes.
This class is for people who are at the intermediate or advanced level, and who have access to more equipment, such as: barbells, a squat rack or pullup bar, a rower, slam balls…
Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m.; 55 minutes.
I’ll admit it, I am nowhere near the most naturally flexible of people – which is why I know we all need to commit to some mobility time! We will typically target the chest, upper back and hips, sometimes ankles, and we aim to tie in good, relaxed breathing throughout to let our nervous system settle into actually using a better range of motion. Log in whenever you feel you want to move more easily with less tension.
You can do everything with no equipment if necessary, although a mat, chair or bench, bolster or folded towels, and some type of myofascial release tools such as a foam roller or balls will be helpful.
Saturday mornings at 9:00 and Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; 30 minutes.
All 55-minute classes are $25, or $200 for a 10-pack.
Unwind (30 minutes) is $15 per class, or $120 for a 10-pack.
Prices include GST.
Payment isn’t integrated with the on-line sign-in at this time. E-transfer is preferred, to: whatsyourstrength ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com, with cheque or cash also accepted.
As of late March 2020, life with COVID-19 means that all classes are being held on line only at this time. They are being delivered from the comfort of your own home, using your own equipment if applicable for that class, via Zoom. We will pick a time beforehand to test it for 5 minutes and make sure that you can set up your camera angle so that I can give you good feedback and help you progress well.
New for 2020! On-line booking at: https://whatsyourstrength.setmore.com/ Please note that your first login must be on a desktop (classes are on the left-hand side), and after that you can use your phone.
12 hours’ cancellation notice on classes, please, but you can sign in anytime before the class begins as long as it still shows on the schedule and the maximum capacity has not yet been reached.
Any other questions, please email me at whatsyourstrength (at) gmail (dot) com
Since classes are on-line only for now, unfortunately this means that in the kettlebell class, to keep people safe, we can only accept people with prior kettlebell experience.
All expiry periods (normally two months) are waived while we are adjusting to COVID concerns.
Reduce Your Pain
A non-medication-based approach to taking charge of reducing your pain levels. We will cover re-setting our nervous system to calm down pain signals, improvements to breathing and posture, soft tissue release techniques, and how to make pain reduction “stick.”
Please contact me for upcoming pain reduction dates.
We run through the basics of core and glute engagement, diaphragmatic breathing, and neutral spine. Proper form is emphasized to make sure you are lifting safely. Technique will fine-tune your lifts, and the principle of full-body tension will dramatically increase your ability to handle heavy loads.
Upper Body Strength Workshop
Bench press and military (overhead) press: classic ways to build and test your upper body strength.
We’ll go through how to prepare to press, how to set up to press safely, and how to adjust the pressing to your own body’s needs.
Please contact me for upcoming deadlift and upper body workshop dates.