Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
There’s no better time than spring to get into great shape, and no better place to do so than Pura Vida Urban Fitness in Brooklyn, NY. Pura Vida Urban Fitness opened in June 2011 and has always stressed personalized attention from qualified instructors who strive to help each member achieve his or her individual fitness goals. Right now, new members pay only $10 for their first yoga class.
Pura Vida Urban Fitness offers classes in both Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Tots, taught by experienced professional instructor Melissa Bourgeois.
Classes meet twice each week, on Tuesday and Sunday, each lasting one hour. Bourgeois is certified through YogaWorks and draws her influences from both Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions. She acts as a Curriculum Developer & Coordinator for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified as an Integrative Health Coach. Bourgeois puts this knowledge and experience toward teaching light-hearted but challenging sequences that concentrate on attention to breath combined with correct alignment of the body.
Yoga is an excellent fitness option for beginners, since this is a practice that has benefits for people of all ages. The deep breathing and meditation practices of yoga can help to relieve stress and unclutter the mind, resulting in greater peace and tranquility. Yoga’s emphasis on strength training and flexibility has a host of physical benefits including reinforcing the core muscles that control how we move.
There are several types of yoga to choose from, including the Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Tots offered by Pura Vida Urban Fitness.
Vinyasa Yoga, also known as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, is a modern form of classical Indian yoga. The term Vinyasa means the alignment of movement and breath as well as a specific series of movements. The steady cycle of inhaling and exhaling helps to achieve inner calm and mental focus, making Vinyasa Yoga ideal for unwinding from the stress of big city life.
Prenatal Yoga helps the body deal with the challenges of pregnancy, plus the lessons on breathing can help to ease labor and delivery. Prenatal Yoga can improve sleep and ease stress for the pregnant women, making it an excellent fitness choice for this time of life. Yoga for Tots, a 45-minute class to be held every Tuesday starting April 5th, teaches children ages 3-5 basic yoga postures. Yoga for Tots gives children a fun way to learn and explore proper alignment.
Yoga is just one of the many fitness options available at Pura Vida Urban Fitness. The club also offers private training and group classes for adults and kids in Zumba, Pilates, Fitness Bootcamp & TRX, with classes scheduled every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For putting fun into fitness, try Zumba classes, which uses a combination of Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training and resistance training for a vigorous, calorie-burning, aerobic workout.
For something a bit less frenetic, Pilates is a body conditioning routine designed to build muscle strength, flexibility and endurance. Pilates instruction emphasizes breathing, spinal and pelvic alignment, improving coordination and building a strong core. TRX builds strength with suspension training.
For the dedicated fitness buff looking for the ultimate workout, Pura Vida Urban’s Indoor Fitness Bootcamp combines cardiovascular intervals with strength training for a rigorous full-body workout. Qualified Fitness Bootcamp instructors provide personalized training for all levels of conditioning, from beginners to highly trained athletes. For a structured workout that gets results, fitness buffs love Pura Vida Urban’s Indoor Fitness Bootcamp.
Pura Vida Urban Fitness is conveniently located at 184 Underhill Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238, two blocks from Prospect Park. Cross streets are Underhill Ave. and St. John’s Place. Pura Vida Urban Fitness serves the zip codes 11201, 11205, 11206, 11213, 11215, 11216, 11217, 11225, 11238 and 11517.
For those who have decided to look better in a swimsuit this summer, improve overall level of fitness, or just look and feel better, Pura Vida Urban Fitness can help develop a routine personalized for the client's own current condition and individual goals. For a limited time, new clients may purchase their first class for only $10, so this is a great way to get acquainted with the Pura Vida Urban Fitness. New clients may also buy an introductory package of 20 classes for just $135.
To schedule a $10 trial yoga class, call (718) 857-0520 or go to http://puravidaurban.com. Act now and get into the best shape ever.
To sign up for an intro class: click here.
Contact information: info(at)puravidaurban(dot)com.