October 2014 archive

Weekly Wisdom: A Wiser Warm-up

Hey Y’all!

I’m back with another edition of Weekly Wisdom presented by yours truly and the UTSA Campus Rec Marketing team. This week we show you how to add a wiser warm-up to your workout. This warm-up would be a great start for any of the workouts posted on my workouts page.

Perform each of the suggested exercises for 8-10 reps (each side when applicable) to get your body loose and warmed up. Quickly, efficient, and effective! Enjoy!

Yoga Resources

I get asked frequently about other places (besides the UTSA Rec Center) that my instructors and students can indulge in yoga. With that in mind I compiled some resources that I’ve used myself and would recommend to others. In the resources below you will find San Antonio studios, online classes, website resources, and Yoga Teacher Training schools. Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. These resources are the ones I’ve found to be most helpful and for the best price (if any cost at all).

Yoga in San Antonio

UTSA Campus Recreation
Synergy Studio:
Yoga In Motion
Southtown Yoga Loft

Online Yoga

Black Swan Yoga TV
Do Yoga with Me.com

Websites

Yoga Schools

YogaFit
  • http://www.yogafit.com/
  • YogaFit focuses on fitness and safety aspects of yoga while still remaining true to the foundations of yoga. YogaFit offers training all over the country in 10 – 40 hour classes rather than the traditions intensive schools. They offer several different RYT programs.
  • I am currently 150 hours into my RYT 200 through YogaFit and would be happy to answer more questions about their wonderful program.
Yoga Yoga
  • http://www.yogayoga.com/teacher-training/san-antonio-teacher-training
  • Flow bases Hatha program offered at Synergy Studio. This unique 200-hour program, combines elements of our successful Hatha yoga teacher training with an intense focus on the sequencing, language and classroom skills necessary to teach this vigorous, flowing practice. This program serves as the foundation for students who wish to continue their training in the Ashtanga lineage.
  • Location also in Austin
Esther Vexler Yoga School
  • http://www.esthervexleryogaschool.com/
  • A non-profit hatha yoga school that provides affordable hatha yoga education. EVYS strives to educate the public about yoga, collaborate with the yoga community, and conduct outreach programs for the under served in the community.
Upcoming Yoga Training at UTSA
  • YogaFit Sweat –  February 6th, 2015, Register Here
  • YogaFit Level 2 – February 7th & 8th, 2015, Register Here
  • YogaFit Back – Nov. 6th, 2015, Register Here
  • YogaFit Level 1 – Nov. 7 & 8th, 2015, Register Here

If you’ve experienced great yoga anywhere or have a great resource, please share it in the comments below. Namaste.

Workout Wednesday – Back to Basics

We’re getting back to the basics in this weeks Workout Wednesday. So often we get caught up in the hardest, fanciest exercises all for what? To look cool in the gym? When really all we need is a good basic workout that doesn’t take up 2 hours of our day. Get started with a 5-10 minute dynamic warm-up followed by today’s Back to Basics Workout:

Back to Basics

 

Finish with a foam rolling session and a good stretch. Depending on how much rest you take between sets and rounds this workout should take about 35-45 minutes from Warm-up to Cool-down.

Femme Fitale Fit Club

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