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Ready, Set, Lift!
On-line strength 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, 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.
Tuesdays are mainly an upper body focus, and Thursdays are mainly a lower body focus.
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!
Tuesday (upper body) and Thursday (lower body) mornings,
on-line, 9:00 a.m.; 55 minutes.
We’re taking it outside! Because social distancing = kettlebell distancing, and we have a good open location with some cover in case of rain. Bring your own bell(s) and a mat (or a towel that you can get dirty) to: Sir James Douglas Elementary School Annex, 7668 Borden Street (between Knight and Argyle at 61st Ave), Vancouver.
Saturday mornings at 9:00; 55 minutes.
Good cover during the rainy season: Sir Alexander MacKenzie Elementary, 960 East 39th Ave, Vancouver. Class is held at the south side of the school, on E. 40th Ave between Windsor and St. Catherines (photo below).
A catchy playlist, and an innovative mix of fancy footwork for agility, postural work to stand tall, cardio and strength work to finish up feeling like you’ve earned the rest of your weekend.
You’re guaranteed to leave feeling better than you arrived!
Please bring your own pair of work gloves, a heavy band or bicycle inner tube, and a mat (or a towel that you can get dirty). Scaleable to all levels of physical ability.
Saturday afternoons at 1:00; 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! Log in whenever you feel you want to move more easily with less tension.
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.
Monday and Thursday evenings, on-line, 6:30 p.m.; 30 minutes. 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.
Ease (Back) In
Gentle fitness meetup, 2 pm Thursdays, half hour, no charge.
With the shorter days and colder weather, it will be harder for some people to keep up exercise routines. Here’s some community feel for anyone who needs a little nudge. (My own “win” is that it gets me outside on a day that normally has quite a lot of Zoom otherwise, and I will get in my run after the meetup.)
2750 E Kent Ave S – but it says at Elliott. It’s actually a long park and this is a little east of there, more like Blanche at Kent. There is some (limited) parking.
Oh, My Aching Back!
Get over whatever low back pain you may be experiencing right now, and then prevent it from reoccurring. My goal is to help keep you off of pain meds, and get back to performing the way you want to! Invest 45 minutes for four classes, plus 8 minutes daily to get lasting change.
Please contact me for dates of the next session.
Note: I cannot diagnose the cause of your back pain. This is meant to complement, not replace, any guidance from your doctor or physiotherapist.
Ready, Set, Lift 55-minute on-line classes are $25 each, or $200 for a 10-pack. Outdoor 55-minute classes (Kettlebells and Blast Off!) are $25 each, or 5 classes for $100 due to seasonal weather variability.
Unwind on-line mobility classes (30 minutes) are $15 per class, or $120 for a 10-pack.
“Oh, My Aching Back!” is $75 for the 4-class module. (If you cannot make one of the classes, you are welcome to attend an Unwind on-line mobility class at no charge instead.)
All class pricing includes GST.
No charge for Ease (Back) In
Payment isn’t integrated with the on-line sign-in at this time. E-transfer is preferred after I invoice you, to: whatsyourstrength ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com, with cheque or cash also accepted.
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.
Note: 12 hours’ late cancel policy for classes, but you can sign until 59 minutes 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