September 25, 2017
This October, it’s time to get freakishly fit! If you’ve fallen out of routine, it’s time to fall back in. This challenge is a great way to get you started, or keep you going as the spookiest of holidays approach us.
Every day in October, we have a challenge. Come in studio to complete (the short) challenge (almost) every day! Can’t make it in studio? You must post your completion on a social media platform and tag @yogaathletex or “Check In” to YAX to get credit. There are a couple ways to complete the challenge without being at YAX every day (although we would love that). Out of 7 week days, 6 are challenge days, 1 is rest day. Of the 6 days each week you can post online ONCE and you can double up in studio ONCE. So, you need to be IN STUDIO at least 4x/week. You can do it! This is how we’re going to get back in the swing of things – and get some nice legs along the way. 😉
What’s the challenge? Glad you asked. Complete the challenge below and wrap up the month with a halloween bash at YAX on 10/31! We are working our way towards 5 rounds of super legs! Best of luck, y’all! Let’s work on those “pumpkins“! 😉
August 9, 2017
Why should I book private sessions?
Are you new to fitness and looking for some direction? Are you a fitness veteran who needs a little extra push? Do you have a goal you are working toward? Or maybe just in need of some motivation and accountability?
As a personal trainer my mission is to develop individualized programs for each of my clients, catering to your specific needs and goals.
Every trainer will have their own style, experience and fitness philosophy. As for me personally, my goal for my clients is always overall health – physical, mental, and spiritual. I will be walking alongside you as you progress through your fitness goals, meanwhile developing discipline and motivation that flows into all areas of life.
With a private training program you will receive accountability that leads to consistency, customized workouts built especially for you and your body, and ultimately the strength, motivation and energy needed for everyday life.
Ready to go? Book HERE!
–Kaci K., B.S., NASM-CPT
August 1, 2017
Plain and simple, this gym is in the top 5 best things to happen to me in my life. If you’re looking for a place that is absolutely NO JUDGEMENT, will work with you and help you regardless of how “in shape” you are, have previous injuries, or are just looking for a support system this place has it all! If you’re trying to get in shape and shed a couple pounds I can guarantee that if you commit to this program, it will absolutely work for you! Within about 5-6 months I lost over 20 pounds and counting! The best news about that, is I did it the right way, with no quick fads, so it was safe and healthy for my body and I’m more likely to keep it off. If you’re already convinced then read no further; however, if you still need a little bit more persuading let me go into a bit more detail.
I was a former collegiate athlete with previous injuries, so I hurt all the time, from the moment I stepped out of bed until I finally crawled back into bed. Therefore, I quit working out because the only way I knew how to work out was lift heavy and put a lot of strain on my body, and therefore I gained quite a bit of weight. I was unhappy, unhealthy, and ultimately was in grief for losing the first love of my life, soccer. Yoga Athletex could not have come into my life at a better time! I started going once a week and then twice a week and now I’m there about 4 days a week. After much convincing and persuading the girls at Yoga Athletex convinced me to try yoga. I went in there very reluctantly, and came out wishing I had been practicing yoga my entire life. I haven’t felt this great in years! After months of practicing I’m able to touch my toes! This may not seem like a great victory for some of you, but I’ve never been able to touch my toes in my entire life. Now I’m telling every single one of my friends they need to do yoga, whether they need help emotionally, mentally, or physically. By the way I was “that athlete” that thought yoga was lame and pointless, talk about making me eat my own words. These women have helped pushed me to be my best and supported me in some of my most difficult times. Yoga Athletex isn’t just a gym, it’s a family! If you’re a former athlete and feeling like a part of you is missing, or wanting to get into shape and need someone to push you, or feeling like you need a support system then go check out Yoga Athletex, because I promise you WILL NOT be disappointed!
July 31, 2017
We talk alot about breath at YAX, so I wanted to tap in to all the muscles used to achieve a powerful and controlled breath. In my classes, I ask you to evaluate your breath. Is it shallow or deep? Slow or fast? Where do you breathe from? Where do you send your breath? Most of us breathe unconsciously so this can be difficult to acknowledge. Breathing is part of the autonomic nervous system, which tells our organs (i.e., diaphragm and lungs) to function without conscious control. This autonomic nervous system also regulates digestion and circulation. Even though breathing is achieved unconsciously, if we can force a mindful and controlled breath, we can transform not only our practice but our well being. For example, you here me cue the belly breath or deep thoracic breath. This belly breath creates a larger capacity to take deeper, longer breaths. In turn, this leads us to tune in to the core where all the muscles exist, such as the scalenes, pectoralis major, external intercostals, internal intercostals, serratus anterior and diaphragm. Finally, there’s an energetic shift that happens when we’re able to control the breath. You may start to not only breathe in air but move energy throughout your body. When this is achieved, magic happens.
Get on your mat with us daily to see what this belly breath is all about. Book a class here!
Namaste to play,
June 26, 2017
This July we are focusing on a joint rather than a muscle – The Ankle. The ankle plays an important role in knee and foot health. If you are an athlete that is prone to ankle injury or foot pain, listen up!
Together the foot and the ankle are comprised of more than two dozen bones and 3 joints. The ankle absorbs all the pressure of the body with each step you take, no matter the terrain. More than 9 million Americans sprain their ankle each year. Most injuries occurring between the ages of 15 and 24 and rarely do they every fully heal – leading to long term mobility and stability issues. The good news? There’s yoga and FMS for that!
With the help of the Yoga Journal, we can get to know the bones:
Tibia (Shin Bone) The larger of the two bones that make up the lower leg
Fibula The thinner, smaller bone on the outside of the lower leg
Calcaneus The heel bone
Talus A wedge-shaped bone of the ankle joint that is located between the heel bone and the fibula and tibia; it forges a connection between the leg and the foot, aiding in ankle movements and helping maintain balance when weight is transferred from the ankle to the leg
Metatarsals A set of five long bones in the mid-foot that connect the ankle to the toe
Tarsals A set of seven hind- and mid-foot bones that exist to help bear weight; two of the most notable tarsals are the navicular and cuboid bones
Navicular A boat-shaped bone on the inner foot that creates the foot’s arch and assists with weight distribution
Cuboid A cube-shaped bone that connects and provides stability to the outer foot and ankle
And, the joints:
Talocrural The technical term for the ankle joint, which is the point where the tibia, fibula, and talus meet
Transverse tarsal joint Where the talus, calcaneus, navicular, and cuboid bones meet
Subtalar joint Where the talus and calcaneus meet
The ankle has six different movements available to it:
1. Dorsiflexion: the top of the foot moves toward the knee
2. Plantar flexion: the sole of the foot moves toward the calf
3. Eversion: the outside of the ankle moves toward your hip
4. Inversion: the inside of your ankle moves toward your groin
5. Abduction: a movement at the ankle causing the toes to move away from the body
6. Adduction: a movement at the ankle resulting in the toes moving in toward the midline
Fun fact: When you combine dorsiflexion, eversion, and abduction, your foot pronates; when you combine plantar flexion, inversion, and adduction, your foot supinates.
So, how does this apply to you? We want you to keep your ankles healthy by getting on your mat with us. If you haven’t done your FMS screen yet, do it! If you have, work the exercises so they can work for you. Need a little more? Get on your mat with these poses to strengthen the ankle.
- Tree Pose
- Hero Pose
- Staff Pose: w/ namaste feet + reverse namaste feet (lateral flexion and extension)
- Calf Raise
You can find all these postures in a number of our classes this month. Let’s sweat + shavasana together!
June 26, 2017
Hello YAXers! We are enforcing a new check-in rule to better serve our teaching staff and you! We kindly ask that you check in on Mindbody at least 2 hours before class starts – especially if you are 5 or 6 am-er. This July, we are asking all YAXers to check in as a courtesy to our instructors. If no one is checked in, there is a possibility a teacher will not be available to lead class. So, hit the “book” button before you hit the hay and we’ll be ready to sweat + shavasana with you bright and early!
To show how much it means to have you check in, we are adding Check-Ins to our rewards program! That’s right, you can earn points every time you check in and show up for class! Rack up the points to rack up the prizes. Stay tuned for rewards program launch details.
We really appreciate you helping us improve our process and love training with you! We are so grateful for each and every one of you on this journey to wellness! We are in this together and are making BIG impacts in others lives (whether you know it or not)!
If you have any issues with the app, just give us a shout!
Call: 346.204.5711 | Text: 713.824.9635 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 22, 2017
Welcome to the Yoga Athletex member rewards program.
It’s a fun and easy way to earn rewards for working out, getting on your mat, referring friends and raving about us on Facebook and Twitter.
How do I earn wellness reward points?
You can easily earn reward points by checking into the studio, referring friends who join, completing personal training sessions, tweeting and much more! Plus you get bonus reward points for completing specific activities, like 50 points just for joining! Join HERE.
What deals can I get with my points?
You can redeem points at any time for deals such as:
- Retail discounts (i.e., Manduka products)
- Free classes for a friend
- FMS discounts
- Free Personal Training sessions
- Free YAX swag
It’s quick, easy and free, plus you get 50 bonus points just for registering! This is one of the best wellness deals around! Sign up today to start earning!
June 12, 2017
Are you a high school or college student out for the summer?? We have the perfect summer special for you, to attend UNLIMITED yoga & group circuit training classes for $165/ 3 months!!!
Sign up HERE!
June 12, 2017
Our SuMMeR ChaLLengE starts Monday, June 12! Take (ANY) 30 classes in 60 days (June 12 – August 11) and be entered into a raffle to win 3 FREE Months of Unlimited Yoga + Group Training!!!
But that’s not all we’ve got going on this summer. Join us every Wednesday night at 5:30 for What’s Up Wednesday! It’s time to get out of the heat and stay cool at Yoga Athletex. 😉
June 12, 2017
It’s summer time! That means it’s time to celebrate, and most importantly… play, work, and restore! That’s why we’re so excited to announce something new this summer!
Along with our 30-in-60 Summer Challenge, we will be having What’s Up Wednesdays during our 5:30 pm YAX class every Wednesday all summer long. We are all about having fun with friends and celebrating our health and fitness together, which is why members are welcome to bring a friend for FREE to this class each week!
What is What’s Up Wednesday?
We’re glad you asked! Each week will have a different theme that you and your fellow YAXers can dress up and participate in. We will have fun attire and music during our workout, along with surprise snacks, refreshments, and health-tips to conclude the celebration.
Surf’s Up: Have fun with this one! Dress nautical, beach-ready, luau inspired, or anything ocean-related.
Wake Up: Gooood morning! Summer is a great time to sleep-in late, so come on over to class in your PJ’s.
Mix Up: Time to get wacky! Mix and match shirts, socks, bottoms, anything that might look a little off. OR, bring a friend and swap looks, dress like your workout buddy for the day!
Dress Up: Time to step it up a notch. Pull out your most classy, preppy workout gear. This could be a collared shirt, tennis skirt, or fancy accessories.
Pump Up: Pull out your most cheesy, stereotypical workout attire. Muscle shirts, motivating slogans, sweatbands, KT tape… it’s time to get pumped!
Batter Up: Hey batter batter, swing! This class is all about baseball, so feel free to come in wearing your favorite baseball team swag.
Made Up: Dress like ANY fictional character you want! Or make one up! Get creative with it! (HINT: Wonder Woman, Superman)
W(rap) Up: Think about what you might wear to a hip-hop class… sneakers, baggy clothes, get real trendy with it, y’all.