Ever wondered what an Acro Yoga class is?

Acro Yoga is a partner-based practice that will provide you with skills to work with a variety of individuals of different shapes, sizes and skill. Through laughter, play and instruction, you will learn the necessary building blocks to take the physical skills you have and explore new and exciting heights! Acro Yoga is the perfect combination of connections, creation, exploration, community, play and trust. No partner needed!

This week only, the first 5 students to use the code ‘AcroYoga’ will get to try out our Monday November 5th 7:00 pm adult Acro Yoga class for FREE.

Try out an adult Acro Yoga class Monday November 5th at 7:00 pm for FREE if you choose the “drop in option” and use the promotional code ‘AcroYoga’ at check out. This is for the first 5 students only, so don’t wait! (You do not need to be new to We Move)

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Lindsey Gardner is one of our instructors at We Move. You can find her teaching our Yoga classes (restorative, all levels, ying yang, prenatal, Yoga with Me).

How long have you been teaching at We Move? 2 years

What was the first class you taught? At We Move, prenatal yoga.

What do you like about teaching at We Move? Love the community and awesome moms and babies.

Favourite class to teach? Prenatal Yoga.

Favourite class to take? Conditioning.

Class you want to try? Music Together.

How did you find We Move? Through my friend, another teacher, Cailey.

What do you do outside We Move? Yoga, hang out with my family, teach middles years, get outside!

Do you have any pets? Oh yes, 2 cats and a dog – they are my fur children.

Favourite non-fitness related activity? Watching movies.

Favourite food? Baked goods.

Favourite love-hate fitness move? Lunges of any kind.

Dream travel destination? Iceland.

Funny quirk: I’m the only one (I think) on the staff that is not dance trained so I hate pointing my toes, feels weird!

Guilty pleasure? Bachelor/Bachelorette and Teen Mom on TV

Favourite health professional to visit? Right now? My acupuncturist is completely awesome, such great energy, I just want to hang out with her all the time!

Favourite genre of music? anything that I can dance to really – any genre!

What do you want to learn next? More meditation training – looking forward to learning from Nicole, too!

If you’re interested in taking a class from Lindsey, here is her teaching schedule:
Prenatal Yoga:

Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 pm
Sundays 10:00-11:00 am

Ying Yang Yoga:
Thursdays 8:15-9:15 pm

Yoga with Me:
Sundays 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Want to find out more about Lindsey? Check out her bio here.

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Ever done any ab work on the floor that requires either leaning back from a seated position (demonstrated below by Cailey) or lifting your legs into the air while lying on your back? Does it burn your hip flexors in a bad way? How can you help that? Here’s what you need to know.

We got together with our resident physiotherapist Haylie Lashta MacIntosh from Warman Physiotherapy to get the scoop on how to properly use our hip flexors in our workouts.

Your hip flexor is the muscle in charge of lifting your legs to the front. This means it has to work in order to do some of those ab moves. There is a problem, however, if your hip flexors – or any other part of your body – are straining to perform those moves.

Your likely culprits for hip flexor pain in seated and lying prone ab exercises? Poor alignment and muscle weakness.

If you’re leaning back from a seated position or lying on your back performing leg lifts, the majority of your stabilization needs to come for your core. This is to prevent any misalignment such as arching your back or holding tension in your stomach by pressing it outward.

If you regularly perform these moves with poor alignment, you could end up with back pain, hip pain, snapping hip syndrome, or discomfort from sitting on your tail bone.

It is possible that you’re not yet ready for these exercises! You might need to go back and focus on gaining more core strength so you can maintain a properly aligned position.

If you take Pound at We Move, minding your core and hip flexors is very important during the on-the-floor portion of the workout. If you ever find yourself performing high-knee marches, you can apply what you’ve learned here to that exercise as well.

Other quick tips:

  • Hip flexors are generally weak, which can add to the difficulty of performing these demanding moves.
  • Stretching your hip flexors is a great idea – if you do it properly.
  • Stretching won’t help if you continue to perform exercises in poor alignment.
  • If you perform the exercise poorly, you’ll either hurt yourself, or you just won’t get anything useful out of it.

So the next time you’re asked to perform an exercise from a seated or supine position that requires you to do some leg lifts, ask yourself if your core is engaged, if you’re in alignment, and if your body feels happy and safe.

If you want to learn more about Haylie Lashta MacIntosh, click here.

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Interested in trying out Stretch with Me, but not sure what it’s all about?

Your pre and postnatal instructor will carefully explain each stretch exercise so you understand how it works and why it’s so important to your overall fitness. Proper breathing, form, technique, and timing are all part of what you learn from your instructor. Stretch class improves joint flexibility and range of motion. Increase your functionality and flexibility by joining a stretch class today! Must be 6+ weeks postpartum.

This week only, the first 5 students to use the code ‘Stretch with Me’ will get to try out our Friday November 2nd 12:15 pm Stretch with Me class for FREE.

Try out a Stretch with Me class Friday November 2nd at 12:15 pm for FREE if you choose the “drop in option” and use the promotional code ‘Stretch with Me’ at check out. This is for the first 5 students only, so don’t wait! (You do not need to be new to We Move)

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Ever wanted to try out a Pound® class, just to see what it’s all about?

Pound® is the world’s first cardio jam session, inspired by the energizing, infectious, sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! POUND® is a unique exercise method using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising. POUND® was designed to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Students must provide their own mat, but Ripstix® are provided by the studio.

This week only, the first 5 students to use the code ‘Pound’ will get to try out our Tuesday October 9th 8:30 pm Pound® class for FREE.

Try out a Pound® class Tuesday October 9th at 8:30 pm for FREE if you choose the “drop in option” and use the promotional code ‘Pound’ at check out. This is for the first 5 students only, so don’t wait!  ( You do not need to be new to We Move)

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Want to move with us? Unable to attend a full 15-week enrollment this term? We have drop-in classes!

There are two ways to look for drop-in times at We Move SK.

  1. Regular drop in schedule:https://wemovesk.com/drop-in/

Once our schedule and registration numbers are finalized, we’ll send out an email (sign up here!) and post to our Facebook Page with our weekly drop-in schedule.

2. Watch Facebook and Instagram for daily updates

If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram you’ll receive updates on drop-in spots available DAILY. That means if you decide Tuesday morning that you want to drop-in Tuesday evening, you can find an update on social media, then call or email the studio  to book your spot!

Why are there student caps in your classes?

This is for safety and for creating an ideal environment for our students. For example, children find it far more difficult in Music Together® to stay connected in a large class.  In a conditioning class, we want to make sure we have enough equipment and space for all of our students. Having several surprise drop-ins could prevent that.

What classes do you offer drop-ins for?

As long as there is room in our classes, we offer drop-ins for:

Adult Dance (Experience and No Experience), Conditioning, Meditation, PiYo®, Pound®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Toning, Stretch, All Levels Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Work Out With Me (pre and postnatal), Move With Me, Stretch With Me and Yoga With Me.

Are there any classes you don’t offer drop-ins for past week two?

We do not offer drop-ins for any of our acro classes, kettle bell, Music Together®,TRX®, or children’s dance as these are all progressions-based enrolments. A drop-in student to a children’s dance class would lack the behavioural and dance skills learned in previous weeks. A drop-in student to acro, kettlebell, and TRX® would lack the knowledge from previous weeks that are necessary for participating safely in class.

Here are the prices for our drop-in classes!  Remember your first class is always FREE!

Adult Fitness: $15.75
Music Together: $21.00
Pre and Postnatal: $15.00

To review, there are two ways to find out about drop-ins at We Move SK.

  1. Check our regular weekly drop-in schedule (coming out in September).
  2. Watch Facebook or Instagram for daily updates.

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