The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga is a product of numerous influences. Developed by a master yoga instructor, Jimmy Barkan, the practice originated in Calcutta, India, where Jimmy began infusing Hatha-yoga postures and movements with those of other disciplines. Today, on the other side of the globe, his instructors host each class in rooms heated to warm or hot levels, which not only helps stretch limbs, but also strengthens muscle groups and defrosts the poultry they plan on eating later. Following in Jimmy’s footsteps, these teachers bolster their knowledge of the discipline by earning certification from the Barkan Method and recognition from Yoga Alliance.
• For $29, you get a ten-class pass good for spinning, yoga, or Pilates classes (a $100 value). • For $49, you get a one-month membership, including a fitness assessment and unlimited yoga classes (a $49 value), the orientation fee (a $29 value), and two personal training sessions (a $51.80 value; a $129.80 total value).
CrossFit is an intense fitness program designed for overall athletic excellence, not specialization. The program, comprised of 45- to 60-minute classes, accommodates all skill levels by adapting load and intensity without the need for changing workouts or bicep-boosting intravenous spinach injections. Among the defining features of this program is the unpredictable, shifting workout of the day, which pinpoints daily exercises scalable for all fitness levels and generalizes for progressive improvement. The CrossFit program starts strong and ramps up in intensity every class, so missing workouts is not recommended.
Equipment: Barbells, kettle-bells, Concept2 rowing machines, and gymnastics equipment
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, and a positive attitude
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By providing an energizing atmosphere, excellent coaching, and do-able workouts that keep clients motivated. The results will also keep them coming back consistently.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Usually, people have no direction, no accountability, and unrealistic expectations.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
It starts with a thorough warm-up and an explantation of the movements. Next, we work through a metabolic conditioning session that combines the proven effectiveness of CrossFit with interval training. We end the session with calisthenics, body sculpting, or core exercises.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I would advise anyone seeking to get in shape to make their diet a priority and to be consistent with their exercise routine.