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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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

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!

Here's to a life worth watching...

Can you believe it’s already the end of January?  So, how is your New Year thus far?  For most of us it is a time to get back in shape, loose the same 10 pounds, and work on all the things that weren’t accomplished last year….. Well, this year do something different choose a new path- something that . . . → Read More: Here’s to a life worth watching…

TRX Spider-Man Push-up


The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease . . . → Read More: TRX “Spider-Man Push-up”

Raising the Barre

Xtend Barre is the brainchild of professional dancer and Pilates aficionado Andrea Rogers, whose desire for a well-rounded dance and Pilates-based barre workout inspired her to develop her own new program.

“We offer a workout that equally combines strength, cardio and flexibility,” she says. “Xtend Barre provides an opportunity for non-dancers to feel strong, . . . → Read More: Raising the Barre