How yoga complements any fitness routine

When it comes to fitness, there’s often no single workout you can do to stay in tip-top shape. Running alone isn’t enough. Neither is strength training or swimming. Or even yoga, for that matter. The key is to mix things up and keep your body (and mind) healthy in many areas. 

Fitness experts (like the Mayo clinic) say that a well-rounded fitness program includes a blend of cardio, strength, core, balance, and flexibility. That’s why yoga makes for that perfect complement to other forms of exercise. By adding a session of yoga even once or twice a week, you can do more of what you love—for longer.

For our runners and triathletes out there, yoga helps stretch out your legs, feet, shoulders, arms, upper and lower back and moves all that connective tissue. It’s a great way to keep your legs limber, shoulders and back healthy and primed to carry you many miles for many years to come.

For our weightlifters and crossfitters, yoga helps you relax and recover from the strain. It activates slow-twitch muscle fibers that are harder to get to in the usual ways. All of which can help reduce the risk of injury.

For our desk jockeys, yoga can help ease the stress that tends to accumulate in our necks and shoulders when we sit hunched over the keyboard all day.

In short, yoga is for everyone. It gives you an opportunity to check in with your body and see where you’re tight, tender, or out of balance. So whether you’re looking to compete in the next Iron Man or just looking to keep your blood pressure down, yoga can help make that happen. 

Stop by a class, and we’d be happy to show you poses geared toward your lifestyle and fitness goals. See you at the studio!