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.

Mondays are mainly an upper body focus, and Thursdays are mainly a lower body focus.

I was tickled pink to receive a spontaneous text one day after class: “Brilliant class. You’re like a gardener, pulling weeds out of our bodies.” Make of that what you will 😉

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!

Monday (upper body) and Thursday (lower body) mornings,
on-line, 9:00 a.m.; 55 minutes.

Kbell+

On your Saturday morning mix: 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. Include bodyweight and resistance work. Scaleable to all levels of physical ability. The kettlebells are if desired and if you know at least how to swing safely — if they’re not for you, no problem, dumbbells and/or bands it is!

Until January 2023, we have a good open location (above) with cover in case of rain: Sir James Douglas Elementary School Annex, 7668 Borden Street (between Knight and Argyle at 61st Ave), Vancouver — and if it’s really yucky out, they are held on line. Saturday mornings at 9:00; 55 minutes.

January 2023 onwards, classes will transition into Sunset Community Centre (Main and 51st).

Two-day intro to kettlebells, Sat Jan 7 and 14; you can register here as of Thurs Dec 15

6-class term of Kbell+, Sat Jan 28 to March 11, 2023 (no class Feb 18 for Family Day long weekend); you can register here as of Thurs Dec 15

Desk Jockey Zoom Warrior Relief

We’re all hunched over keyboards and staring blearily at screens these days. Gentle desk-based stretches and postural improvements can help to counteract that. Contact me to set up a custom session for your workplace. Sessions can range from 20 to 55 minutes long. Handouts and a YouTube playlist are provided for easy followup.

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 some time in classes (can be tailored to your time requirements), plus expect to put in 8 minutes daily to get lasting change.

Please contact me if you are interested in dates or information about 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.

Pricing

For classes at Sunset Community Centre, please go online at vanrec.ca, call 604-718-6505 or register in person.

For Ready, Set, Lift or Kbell+ classes that I administer, please click here and scroll down to “Classes.”

Pricing for “Desk Jockey Zoom Warrior” will vary depending on your time requirements, as will “Oh, My Aching Back!” Please contact me to discuss.

All class pricing includes GST. Expiry period for classes is 2 months for 5-packs, and 3 months for 10-packs, effective from the date of the first class taken.

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.

Class registration

Booking for all regularly scheduled classes is 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 1 hour 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