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Zomato and 10 Top Tips for Your First Yoga Class – GFOC16

Today on Group Fitness Over Coffee I talk about Zomato – a great new social media app for foodies.

And 10 Top Tips for those of you looking to go to your first Yoga Class.

Zomato and 10 Top Tips for Your First Yoga Class

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What’s the Difference between Yoga and Body Balance? – GFOC15

If you go to a Yoga class you might do a pose called “Warrior 2”.

If you go to a Les Mills Body Balance class, you might do the same pose.

So what is the difference between Yoga and Body Balance?

In this episode of Group Fitness Over Coffee, I talk about the difference and end by giving you a run through of what to expect in a Body Balance class.

What's the Difference between Yoga and Body Balance?

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Debunking 4 Myths about Yoga – GFOC13

Happy New Year.

Packed Gyms. Rammed Classes. Everyone’s trying to work off the holiday excess. But Yoga classes are slower to fill even at this time of year.

Why is that?

In this episode of Group Fitness Over Coffee I look at 4 Myths about Yoga and why you should not use them as an excuse not to try it out.

Debunking 4 Myths About Yoga

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First Impressions of Les Mills Body Balance release 67

It’s nearly 2015.

After the excesses of Hogmanay, fitness classes will soon be packed with people trying to work off “holiday bloat”.

What better way to get started than to see the New Year in with the latest Les Mills releases.

Are you ready for Les Mills Body Balance release 67? I’ve been learning the moves and listening to the music for a few weeks now. Here are my first impressions.

First Impressions of Les Mills Body Balance release 67
Tai Chi Warm Up
  • Diana Mills, one of the programme choreographers, was pregnant during the shoot. You can be sure that this release is perfect for expectant mothers. Plenty of options. Though I did cringe slightly when I saw Diana deep in Swan Pose with her heel pressing deeply into her tummy.
  • “Back to basics” is the theme of this release. Perfect for a New Year with many first timers coming to class.
  • Our warm up consists of a lovely simple Tai Chi sequence and a traditional sun salutation flow. No complexity allows you to master the basic moves quickly.
  • We hear two completely different songs for the Standing Strength routine. A departure from the usual, “play the song twice, once on the right and once on the left”. You’ll see a new version of Warrior 2 pose here. The Joyous Warrior. And although they don’t mention it by name that looks like a Humble Warrior to me.
  • At 8 minutes, the hips track delivers intensity. Glorious stretches and we spend a long time in Swan Pose. The song is a lovely one but becomes weird during those swan poses. What do you think of that long Outro?
  • At only 2 minutes 30 odd seconds it’s the shortest Core Abs track ever. And it’s not a trick like last time. There’s no second, longer one to surprise you.

Looks like another solid class. Can’t say I’ve been blown away by it and I’m struggling to decide what’s the stand out moment. Probably the hips track.

Now it’s your turn:

Did you go to the Quarterly Workshops? What do you think of Les Mills Body Balance release 67? Are you a participant? Have you been to the new class? Please leave a comment below or a link to your review.