Strength & Conditioning Classes
Grace comes to us with a strong Yoga background; having taken her teacher training at Dancing Shiva school where the methodology was based around Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga. Over the last few years, bodyweight calisthenics have become the central focus of her training. Grace received her Progressive Calisthenics Certification in the Spring of 2014 and since then has been practicing calisthenics, enjoying the freedom it gives her to be creative with her training, focusing on cultivating new skills each session rather than just mindless weightlifting. There is an element of true presence, challenging yourself in this way; and it’s FUN!!
Kettlebells are one of the most effective strength building and fat burning tools out there. Used with proper form, kettlebell training has the ability to transform your body in an intense and functional manner that will have you sweating, and asking for more! Our Kettlebells 101 class is a great class for beginners just getting into this type of training or someone looking to sharpen up their form. Classes cover all the basic kettlebell movements with emphasis placed on form, core strength and mobility and is a great precursor to our more advanced kettlebell and other conditioning classes.
Marco’s Kettlebell strength & conditioning class combines high intensity kettlebell training with mobility-based calisthenics and bodyweight movements into a challenging, fat burning and FUN workout that maximizes the participant’s caloric expenditure while, at the same time, increasing your overall flexibility and joint mobility. Classes combine both “grinds”, which are strength movements like a deadlift or a Press, and “ballistics”, which are explosive power endurance movements like the Kettlebell Swing and Snatch. The combination of bodyweight, endurance, and strength training provide maximum results.
MetCon:Mobility is a unique work out based on functional strength, mobility and endurance. We start with some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to help build strength and boost your metabolism then finish with some yoga for a dynamic cool down that will help you unwind and decompress from the work out. The class is designed to challenge you mentally as well as physically, placing an emphasis on building strength as well as mobility.
“Metabolic Conditioning” (MetCon) can have many different meanings, but here at Momentum Fitness we see it as a fun, rewarding and results-driven workout.
Metabolic conditioning is good old fashioned hard work using a variety of different tools such as Kettlebells, ViPRs, Sandbags, Battleropes and TRX and Bodyweight Training. You’ll be gasping for breath and feeling the burn but you’ll also be feeling great and begging for more!
This high-intensity conditioning workout is designed to push you past your usual comfort level using a combination of Sandbags, Kettlebells, and your own bodyweight, all set to a Tabata timer. The class will help you build power, endurance and strength in a high paced 45 minute workout that will leave you feeling strong and emboldened!
Short for “Tactical Fitness”, TacFit is a high-intensity 40 minute workout focused on mobility and endurance that combines functional strength training with natural body “flows”. The movements are designed to push you physically as well as mentally, placing an emphasis on heart rate recovery in order to better prepare you for life’s high stress environments.
Yoga, Pilates & Recovery
Lauren Ashley is a STEELE Pilates Mat certified instructor an a member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She provides instruction for beginner through advanced levels. In addition, she is trained in special populations including clients with osteoporosis, pregnant clients, younger clients, older clients and clients who may be working with injuries.
“My philosophy is that awareness of the body is key. We spend most of the hours of the day tuned in to the world around us but unaware of our own bodies. I believe Pilates practice cab provide the space to return to our bodies and become aware of our healthy and unhealthy habits. With one hour of mat work every few days, we can reorganize the unhealthy habits and promote the healthy habits that we practice in the other 23 hours of the day.”
Lauren currently performs with a New Jersey based contemporary dance company, Zaman Dance Theatre Collective and is a US Rugby Cheerleader. She is also a gymnastics coach in Manhattan and focuses on body alignment and coordination as well as choreography and technique.
This class is for more advanced students who want to challenge their practice by flowing through the exercises, one series into the next, focusing on the coordination of the breath while tuning into the details and mechanics of each movement.
This class is designed to help alleviate muscle soreness and increase flexibility through the use of the foam roller as a self-myofascial release followed by deep stretches of the muscles. The class is designed for all levels. Roll and Release is a class perfect for those who exercise often especially runners, cyclists, and those working on resistance training. In addition, those who sit a lot throughout the day will benefit from the increased blood flow to the muscles.
The purpose of Yin is to tap into the tiny little muscles that hold up our joints and connect our larger muscles and give them time to stretch and relax. Most of our workouts require us to focus on the meaty muscles that make up our frame but the way to create more flexibility is creating a dialog with those tiny intercostal muscles. You leave class feeling incredibly relaxed, restored and energized for the day.
Yoga for Runners is designed to focus the benefits of yoga on the specific needs of runners. This class utilizes specific asanas that are most useful to stretching and strengthening the muscles that pick up the brunt of the work during your runs. This, partnered with breath and mental clarity, is an excellent way to wind down from a run, or to gear up for a season of training. Time: 1 hour.