Fitness: Volée method offers strength training without standard tools

BY MARIA HOWARD Special correspondent Jun 24, 2017

Sandra Tan doesn’t like weight machines and barbells. But she has found a way to get stronger with the Volée Method.

“I didn’t have any strength when I started,” Tan said with a laugh, after a Volée class at Fighting Gravity Fitness in Richmond. At this . . . → Read More: Fitness: Volée method offers strength training without standard tools

New Mesocycle

This new training phase is a training split.  We will segment the body on M-W barre classes, do a total body workout on Thursday, and mix and match our favorites from the week on Friday and Sunday.

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New Certification Class in Richmond, VA

Volee Method is an exciting, new exercise modality that innovatively fuses suspension , pilates, yoga and barre movement. It’s a challenging blend of isometric exercises and flexibility challenges with the added dimension of bracing your body in the air with the aid of straps. If you are already a fitness instructor, Volée Method™ will . . . → Read More: New Certification Class in Richmond, VA

March – May Mesocycle

Why pay for a Personal Trainer when you can just switch up your workouts with me at 8:30.  The Mesocycle program phases eliminate training plateaus and keep you moving toward the goals in mind.

Explanations of the different formats

-What is HIIT? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. What does all . . . → Read More: March – May Mesocycle

Xtend Barre Founder Andrea Rogers: How Her Plan Sets the Bar

The Xtend Barre Workout has been getting lots of press these days — and for good reason! One of the newest darlings of the ballet barre circuit, Xtend Barre has fresh choreography with every class that both experienced dancers and ladies with two left feet can perform with grace. I recently chatted with the . . . → Read More: Xtend Barre Founder Andrea Rogers: How Her Plan Sets the Bar

Ditch the Scale: 5 Signs You’re Actually Healthy

The number one enemy of anyone trying to be healthy is the scale. It’s easy to assume that just because you don’t weigh a lot, that you are in good physical condition, but this a very misleading connection. After all, a scale can’t measure your vital signs, calculate your muscle mass, or confirm you . . . → Read More: Ditch the Scale: 5 Signs You’re Actually Healthy

Helping students pass the

Barre workouts, based on ballet training, are designed to burn fat and sculpt muscles.  VFusion Studio is the Xtend Barre expert in the Western Suburbs.  They offer the most effective Barre workout, focused on sculpting the body proportionally with the use of a ballet barre, playground balls, handheld weights, and yoga straps.   V Fusion . . . → Read More: Helping students pass the “Barre” exam

How Xtend barre help me transform my body

I am writing this as a woman who has just had 2 children in the past 2 years and also as a physical therapist working with patients who have general orthopedic dysfunctions as well as men and women with pelvic floor dysfunctions. So, after having my children, I had thought that my abs and . . . → Read More: How Xtend barre help me transform my body

Girls Night Out for A Change of Heart!

Change of Heart is a grass roots program, presented by SELF magazine, that was created to educate women about heart disease, make them aware of their personal risk and motivate them to improve their overall health through volunteer organized fitness events. Heart disease is the number one killer of women yet only one in . . . → Read More: Girls Night Out for A Change of Heart!

Go Red for Women!

Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It’s more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. And it’s not just “an old man’s disease.”

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women, and actually killed more women . . . → Read More: Go Red for Women!