Working out is No. 3 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind not working out and teaching dogs to swear. Spend your time wisely with today’s Groupon to Iron and Grace in Lynchburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a four-class kettlebell program (an $80 value).
- For $59, you get an eight-class Pilates program (a $130 value).<p>
At Iron and Grace, butterflies can emerge from their corporeal cocoons in kettlebell and Pilates classes that help to build strong and balanced bodies with an emphasis on functional-fitness training. The kettlebell program’s full-body exercises exemplify this approach, eschewing repetitive movements in favor of motor-recruitment patterns centered by the iron cannonball. Kettlebell exercises work the entire body as students hoist and swing them by their attached handle, increasing both cardio and muscular endurance and helping to make everyday tasks such as bicycling and climbing corporate ladders that much easier. Instructor Chad Sexton holds four-hour training sessions a week for small groups of six students or fewer, teaching them the essential moves of his beloved discipline before guiding them onward to the gym’s more advanced kettlebell classes.
Pilates trainer Alaya Sexton draws on 17 years of fitness coaching to craft a contemporary take on Joseph Pilates’ century-old workout template. Strongly influenced by Stott Pilates principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, Alaya’s comprehensive workouts expose underused muscle groups and gestating alien life forms. Classes meet twice a week in the course of a four-week program designed to give beginning benders a strong foundation in core strength and flexibility.
Lifelong Minnesotans drawn to Virginia by its rugged mountain-biking trails, Chad and Alaya Sexton practice their holistic approach to health at an eco-conscious studio at the Dance Theater of Lynchburg. Their convenient class schedule allows clients to work out at times that don’t conflict with their bodies’ natural rhythms or lycanthropic night wanderings.
Central Business District
720 Commerce St.
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504