Improve Your Fitness at Any Age with Summit’s Yoga Classes
Our yoga classes benefit everyone from young adults to grandparents managing arthritis.
Exercise is on everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions. But long, cold Minnesota winters make it difficult to stay faithful to regular exercise. That’s why Summit’s wellness team designed the specialty yoga classes offered at the HealthEast Sports Center. The cozy, light-filled yoga studio enables you to work out no matter how deep the snow gets. And our yoga classes are designed to offer something for everyone, regardless of your age or physical condition. So whether you want to try yoga as a beginner or use it to manage arthritic joints, we’ve got you covered.
Yoga benefits make it a great exercise choice
It’s hard to overstate the importance of regular exercise, and yoga’s benefits make it a great choice. Yoga can help develop balancing skills and flexibility. Furthermore, the gentle poses build confidence by you how to relax and have fun while strengthening muscles and increasing flexibility. As an added bonus, the exercises you learn in class can be done at home, too. The ability to practice yoga at home as well as at the wellness studio increases the likelihood that you will stick with this healthy habit.
Choose the class that meets your needs
Sometimes we feel like we need to work out, but we also want to calm our minds. If this is you, a Yoga Sculpt class is a great option. You’ll get your heart rate up, build strength, and quiet your mind as you focus on the movements. You can use light weights to maximize benefits. However, you always have the option to skip the weights and use bodyweight until you’re ready for more. For another option, check out our Energy Flow class. In the flow class, you’ll be led through movements to upbeat, energizing music. In both classes, our goal is to provide exercise that leaves you feeling accomplished and relaxed.
Getting started is easy
If you’ve ever hesitated about starting yoga because you don’t have any experience, Summit is the perfect place to begin. This winter, we offer programs and workshops to help you learn the foundations of yoga and feel confident about attending classes on your own. You will have the opportunity to learn in a comfortable environment where it’s OK not to have any previous knowledge or experience. Our instructors break down poses and movements to help you learn all of the basics.
It couldn’t be easier to make yoga part of your routine. You can register for classes from our website, call our front desk, or just drop in! And we offer class package discounts, so you have the flexibility to choose the package that works best for you. You bring a towel and water; we provide mats and any other equipment used in class. Of course, if you have a favorite mat, you are welcome to bring it.
Yoga classes for arthritis and joint health
Exercise benefits everyone, but each person comes to exercise with different abilities and limitations. That’s why we’ve also designed a yoga class for older people who are more focused on maintaining joint health and managing arthritis. Our Yoga for Arthritis and Joint Health gives you the same year-round accessibility as our other yoga classes, and offers knowledgeable instructors to guide you safely through exercise designed to protect and strengthen painful joints.
Research supports yoga for joint health
According to the Arthritis Foundation, yoga is proven to improve many physical and psychological symptoms of arthritis. A regular yoga practice can help reduce joint pain, improve joint function, alleviate tension, and promote better sleep.
Our gentle yoga class for arthritis can also help you build muscle strength and improve balance. Additionally, the stretching movements in yoga generally help improve range of motion and support flexibility. Because joint movement enhances nutrition delivery to cartilage tissue, yoga can enhance joint health. This means that the movements that improve flexibility can also help to manage the pain accompanying arthritis.
Yoga can help manage arthritis pain
It may seem counterintuitive to do yoga when you are experiencing a painful arthritis flare. But research tells us that opting for appropriate gentle exercise over the comfort of the couch is a good way to manage pain. Of course, it’s important to have a knowledgeable instructor. That’s another benefit of our yoga classes for joint health. Our instructors understand the delicate balance between helpful motion versus exercises that overtax a flaring joint.
Yoga is a valuable component of a fitness program
No one exercise is a cure-all. However, achieving your fitness goal begins with a first step. And Summit’s yoga classes are a safe and effective first step toward building an overall fitness program. Make a Summit yoga class your first step in building healthy habits during the dark, cold winter days to come. Our instructors will customize your yoga experience and help you design a fitness program that meets your goals. And when you are ready to add additional steps, we’ll be here. With wellness options like cardiovascular exercises and diet counseling, we’ll support your fitness resolutions through Minnesota winters and all year long.
Summit + The Power House helps you meet your fitness goals
Summit Orthopedics partners with performance experts from The Power House to bring comprehensive, highly-tailored fitness services to you. Whether you are a first-timer in the gym or a competitive athlete, our coaches and trainers have all the tools, resources, and expertise to create programs that fit your needs and help you achieve your performance goals. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be a patient of Summit to take advantage of these offerings.
Start your journey towards your health and fitness goals today. Schedule a free consultation at the HealthEast Sports Center location online, or call (651) 968-5766. Find the group fitness class that works with your schedule. Visit The Power House Facebook page to learn all about the events we offer to safely promote good health throughout your life.
Helpful articles on fitness
- Read about Wickum’s arthritis-safe exercise guidelines
- Learn more about the tailored training offered by Summit wellness
- Watch the video: Exercise and Arthritis
- Check out Skendzel’s discussion about the benefits of customized exercise
- Ask Dr. Skendzel: What guidelines should I follow to add yoga to my exercise regime?
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