Classes are being held ON LINE at this time due to COVID-19.
The exception is on Saturdays. Kettlebells are being held outside in open air at 9:00 a.m., with a covered but still open-air alternative in case of rain. The Great Outdoors is also held outside, at 1:00 p.m.
Sign in and more information is directly below, under “class registration.” Click here for an overview of how it actually works.
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, 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, 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 ideally a mat as well 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.
The Great Outdoors
Location: Memorial South Park,
by the track washrooms.
5955 Ross Street (@ E 41st Avenue)
Please bring your own pair of work gloves and a heavy band or bicycle inner tube.
Can be easily scaled 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.
Mondays and Thursdays, 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.
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 most classes are being held on line 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. On Saturdays, we are doing kettlebells outside in an open-air location with cover in case of rain, as well as The Great Outdoors.
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
All class 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 pain reduction, deadlift and upper body dates.