Power Flow (similar to Fit Flow) is a dynamic barefoot combo of strengthening isometric holds, lengthening stretching poses, core empowering movements with cardio bursts which create a beautiful balance between mobility and stability within the body. Add mindfully breathing through movement to reduce stress, and you've got an amazing workout program that will leave you feeling invigorated, inspired, and rejuvenated.
In human movement there is always a continuous play between stability and mobility. When mobility or stability is compromised the body will adapt causing undue strain to joints, ligaments, muscles, and connective tissue. When that strain occurs, it can cause discomfort and pain within the body.
The strengthening isometric holds we do are similar to yoga-style poses, but sometimes have different names (more the Pilates version). The fit aspect creates the strength and stability needed in our bodies, while the stretching poses create length, and the core exercises build stability in our powerhouse. The cardio bursts provide a heart and lung strengthener while burning more calories. Power Flow is challenging, however, I do offer modifications for every movement to fit all abilities.
The Power Flow program is designed with the Inner Strength Training (IST) method.
IST is about honouring where your body is at and giving it what it needs - a balanced health regime. It’s about creating a strong and balanced body from the inside out. Working our supporting intrinsic muscles helps stabilize the body's foundation, so that our extrinsic muscles (the surface “power” muscles) can do their job properly and purposefully. The IST method works both your intrinsic and extrinsic muscles for a whole body approach to strength and cardio training. While reaching your desired weight is important if that is your goal, IST is challenging, however, is it not about arduously struggling to obtain an impossibly perfect body shape, it’s about creating strong, supported, balanced bodies that can function and move with freedom and ease.
Before starting any new exercise program, it's important to fill out the online PARQ (physical activity readiness questionnaire) here http://eparmedx.com. If you have any questions about the status of your health, please contact your doctor.