It’s time to get fit!
Classes will teach you how to push, pull, hinge, squat and stabilize.
We'll add weight when you are ready to amp things up…
and will also know how to dial things back if needed.
It's all about YOU!
What is YOUR why?
Every day I hear from patients different reasons as to why they want to increase their fitness. For instance, it’s common for me to hear these phrases…
I want to:
lose weight and look healthier
have more energy
hike / bike / walk without pain
be more active
be strong enough to pick up my kids / grandkids
participate in a marathon / triathlon / century ride
stay fit as I get older
progress instead of decline
reduce or eliminate my medications
learn how to move freely without injury
feel more confident with my body
be more productive at work
set a goal and accomplish it
make a change for the better
You know you need to move more…and you want to get fit…or at least not have things hurt so much...
But what are your options?
Personal Trainer at the local gym
Can be convenient
Can also be expensive ($65+ for each session)
Often this is in addition to a monthly gym membership ($$$)
While there are some amazing trainers out there, not all of them have the ability to know when to regress a movement or safely add weight, or know when a particular exercise might cause injury. When I walk around the local gym I often see trainers adding weight to clients’ noticeably poor movement patterns, and it makes me cringe.
The number one goal of fitness is to keep being active - without injury! Despite the best intentions of many in the fitness industry, this is often not put into practice.
Large group fitness classes, boot camps...
Inexpensive (often just $10-$15 per class)
Can be crowded
No time / ability of instructor to provide individualized attention to your form
Easy to get caught up in the competition and over-do or injure yourself
Note: These classes may be appropriate AFTER you have learned how to move well and have built better body awareness (the goal of Blue Sky / Square One Fitness).
Small Group Fitness at Blue Sky Chiropractic / Square One Fitness
Classes are doctor-programmed (and often doctor-taught)
Lots of individual attention
Focus is on proper movement patterns and then progressing to resistance
Small class size of 3-4 people
Fun and socially interactive, but not overwhelming (even for introverts!)
Constant attention is paid to how YOU are doing, keeping the level challenging but doable, and then progressing when your body is safely able to handle more
You learn about movement, why we are doing each movement, and how it can translate to your daily activities or sport
Moderately priced at $36-$55 per session
Note: Some folks may find that after a few months learning about their bodies, and fine-tuning their movements, that they now feel safe to work out on their own.
“I loved how you tailored the exercises and tried to give us all pointers individually”
READY to GET STARTED?
Call or e-mail today to take the first step!
505-948-3773 / Dr.Blair@BlueSkyABQ.com
While there is a lot of variety in every class, this is the general flow:
Foam rolling / massage stick
Stretch / mobility
Corrective exercises (to fine-tune good movement patterns)
Active warm up
we then move into the strength / fitness portion of the class which is based on:
there are three stations - each with a different activity (push, pull, hinge, squat, stabilize). Each student spends three minutes at each station and then rotates. This allows for a variety of movements, and keeps the class fun.
Each exercise in the tri-set is scalable. For instance, if a student is having a hard time with a movement, an easier form of the same pattern will be given. If the movement is too easy, some resistance / weight / extra challenge will be added. The idea is that each student is working at a level that is challenging to them, but that they can perform without compensation or pain.
Generally, we have time for two different tri-sets, so each class features six separate movements.
We usually end each class with some brief agility work. It’s both fun and challenging, and generally results in some good laughs.
Every class ends with high-fives for a job well done.
“I enjoyed the class last night. My body actually feels better already. I've had this bad neck ache for several weeks. When I got up this morning it was so much better - it was almost non-existent!”