When it comes to reaching your optimum health finding balance in your fitness routine is a must. Your body needs a mix of cardio, strength, and recovery to reach its peak. This is the idea behind North Corner Studios whole mind/whole body concept. 

If you cut 1-2 of these sections out of your fitness routine, you will start to notice an imbalance. Some things you may notice if you are overtraining may include:

  • An altered resting heart rate 
  • Extended muscle soreness 
  • Insomnia 
  • Personality changes 
  • Frequent illness 
  • Increased injury 
  • Halted progress 

However, if you stick to a routine that includes a healthy balance of cardio, strength, and recovery you will start to see and feel progress. When we were developing the classes we wanted to offer at NCS, we had this concept of balance in mind. We wanted to offer you all of the tools that you need to reach your goals and obtain optimum health.

Now that we have been open for a few weeks, our current members have had a chance to try all of our formats and we’re receiving rave reviews! Let’s break down what we have to offer …

Cardio

Bootcamp classes – I know when you hear Bootcamp class you think strength and although that is true, it’s not solely true. Any time you elevate your heart rate you are engaging in cardio activity. Any of you who have taken one of our bootcamps I’m sure would attest to an elevated heart rate. Our Bootcamp classes offer the perfect mix of strength and cardio!

Velocity – Those who have experienced Velocity, can’t get enough! Velocity is rhythm based cycling that is not only fun but an incredible cardio workout. You can either take a 45-minute Velocity class or an Around the World class which is split between strength training and Velocity. 

Move 60 – Another huge hit is our Move 60 class taught by our Master Trainer, Leah Lauritzen. This is a dance class that takes easy moves puts them to today’s hits and turns it into a calorie-torching workout. You don’t need to be good at dancing you just have to show up, move and have a great time! 

Strength 

Bootcamp classes – We talked about out Bootcamp classes from a cardio aspect but let’s talk about the heart of Bootcamp class and that’s strength. From exercises using body weight to free weights to slam balls, TRX and battle ropes our clients are being exposed to a whole new level of strength training. Our classes are different every day which is exactly what the body needs to continue to change and be challenged. 

Recovery 

Yoga – We are currently offering 1 yoga class and already people are demanding more. Yoga is a wonderful way to allow your body to stretch and recover from your more intense training. Don’t be fooled though, it’s a wonderful strength workout as well. It also addresses your mental wellbeing which is equally as important to your health and wellbeing. Some of the many benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased strength and flexibility 
  • Prevents cartilage and bone breakdown 
  • Drains lymphs and boosts immunity 
  • Regulates adrenal glands 
  • Maintains nervous system 
  • Promotes healthy sleep patterns 
  • Decreases the likelihood of injury 

We will be looking to add more strength based yoga classes and don’t forget about our open gym option too. We have all kinds of toys you can use anytime we are open to support your cardio, strength, and recovery needs. 

Don’t forget to bring a friend with you to a class! We have a free 5 class pack they can use to try out a handful of classes. They can claim their pass by clicking here or giving the studio a call at 425-374-8785.