Elevate Your Workout With These 4 Mindful Fitness Experiences
When I returned to Kansas City after living Portland, OR about four years ago, I was on a mad search for the mindful details in fitness and wellness that existed in PDX. Fitness that strengthened your breath, had a purpose in every movement and shook out the stress we gain from everyday adversity. For me, fitness is about feeling strong, capable and leaving in a better place than when I showed up. An opportunity to shed the extra energy and fulfill me inside out. The kind of movement that leaves you ready to take on life like a warrior.
I was so absolutely delighted when these movements began to work their way into Kansas City’s wellness scene. Let me introduce you to a few.
1. KALOS Experience by definition is a heart-centered, sweaty workout experience, combining intervals of repetitive functional movement with meditation and stretch. You will move your body and elevate your spirit.
To me, KALOS is for every person. It is for someone going through the dark looking to feel empowered, it is an opportunity for someone keeping it together to let it all go, it is a place to unite in your breath, be part of something and to feel completely comfortable in your own body. Don’t be confused by the words meditation and stretch- this class will get you worked.
2. Naturaletics represents all aspects of being; mind, body, and spirit. It’s an expression of physical strength and body awareness, using numerous techniques stemming from, sports, weightlifting, plyometrics, yoga, calisthenics, and primal locomotion.
Naturaletics takes you out of your repetitive everyday movement and reintroduces you to the natural movements of your body. The progression of movement leaves everyone feeling capable and eager to continue growing. It is a practice that can then be translated outside the studio - patience in strengthening fundamentals to progress in work or passions. Boom! The interconnection of body, mind and spirit gives you more than a physical workout - Naturaletics' solution is simple. Provide happiness through the means of a movement practice.
3. Mojo Cycling Studio is a full-body, beat-based workout on a bike. Classes are choreographed to challenge all levels, from newbies to disciplined athletes, in a judgment-free environment.
MOJO Cycling Studio offers more than a workout. It’s a community of people that move together to the beat of the music. Moving together offers human connection and empowers riders to stick with the workout. The atmosphere of a dark room allows riders to let go of judgment and be an authentic version of themselves. Meditative elements of the class allow riders to shed outside stresses and leave feeling mentally and emotionally lighter than when they arrived.
4. Sweatheory has revolutionized ancient and traditional healing methods to provide you with modern solutions to everyday problems. The infrared yoga and fitness classes will maintain your health and heal you without any complications.
I have not yet had a chance to try Sweatheory (they are aiming to open by end of 2018) but I am so excited to get into the infrared sauna and flow! I am an advocate of yoga and its healing benefits - with the addition of the infrared sauna I imagine it being next level spiritual. There is a Himalayan salt wall that brings comfort and ease to breathing and the FAR infrared heat is great for skin and stimulates blood circulation. (insert the emoji of the chick with her hand up). And after it all, throw me one of those post class vitamin injections for extra healing. Whose comin’ with me?
Try one of these classes to elevate your fitness experience to something you can’t live without.
Have more workouts you think should live on this list? Give me a shout over at @we.indulge on Instagram.
Interested in other fitness classes around KC? Check out Kirsten Meyers’ Kansas City: A-Z Workout Guide