Contreras Martial Arts Academy
Athens Martial Arts Academy is the only YogaFit facility in the region. A form of hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga focuses on balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, and safety. Using the YogaFit teaching system, traditional yoga poses are combined with crunches, push-ups, and squats to create a rewarding fitness-oriented class that blends Mind, Body, and Spirit. This flowing, no-impact workout is designed to be safe for most fitness levels. Enjoy an environment of encouragement and respect as you experience the mind and body health benefits of vinyasa yoga. Our classes are taught by YogaFit trained Instructors. Morning class times are available for those over age 14.
Builds Strength and Flexibility
When beginning your yoga journey, your flexibility will be tested! However, progress is soon to follow. After taking Nancy’s, Vickie’s, or Marsha’s yoga class, students will experience a breakthrough in their flexibility and balance. Thanks to moves like the downward dog, cobra, and triangle pose, your range of motion will be better than ever. By increasing your flexibility, you’ll gain improved coordination, greater mobility, and will be better protected from injuries. Not only are these qualities important in everyday tasks, but they are the secret to reaching new heights in other sports and physical activities.
Chances are, you already knew that yoga was the perfect source of flexibility. But did you know that it’s also an amazing way to build your strength? Yoga has been shown to tone muscles and provide a sense of strength and stability. From your core to your arms, to your glutes, yoga targets every part of the body.
In the modern age, we spend so much of our time sitting behind a computer screen, gluing our eyes to the television, and mindlessly scrolling through our cell phones. Not only do these activities decrease our amount of physical activity, but it depletes our energy levels as well. When we’re constantly being alerted with notifications and updates, we’re often more distracted and less productive.
By practicing yoga, you take back control. Yoga stretches the body after long days sitting at a desk, promotes thoughtfulness, and improves blood flow throughout the entire body. Yoga is sure to help you fight off drowsiness and add that much-needed energy to your day.