The popularity of yoga has exploded over the past several years, and it’s now one of the top 10 fitness trends worldwide. It’s no surprise. Few other activities create such a positive impact on both your body and your mind.
Allentown residents now have the opportunity to practice yoga at one of the area’s number one fitness destinations. Steel Fitness Premier offers a variety of yoga classes tailored for all experience levels from absolute beginners to the advanced yogi. Here’s what you need to know about how a consistent yoga practice can benefit you and what you can expect when practicing with us.
The Benefits of Practicing Yoga
The term “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word for “union.” The practice is designed to create a connection between the body, mind, and soul using postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. Those who consistently practice yoga experience greater relaxation, reduced stress, and better overall wellbeing.
A great yoga studio is so much more than the space itself. It’s a community of like-minded people and a hub for your spiritual and personal growth. Practicing in a class setting helps you learn the postures correctly and allows for correction when needed. Your yoga instructor will help you avoid injury and provide insight to help you deepen your practice.
Find Your Favorite Classes at Steel Premier
The classes offered at Steel Fitness Premier create opportunities for all members to engage in a practice, regardless of skill level or experience. Some of our most popular classes including Gentle Yoga, Yoga Fundamentals, Vinyasa Flow, and Power Yoga.
During a gentle yoga class, you’ll practice deep breathing exercises and simple poses which are designed to stretch your muscles and open up your body. Some of the benefits of a gentle yoga practice include:
- Increased lung capacity
- Better mobility
- Increased flexibility
Whether you’re just getting started with yoga, you’re a long-term yogi, or you’re looking for a way to recover after a tough workout, you’ll definitely love this class.
Many people jump right into more advanced yoga classes without ever taking the time to learn the basics. We believe that both beginners and seasoned yogis can benefit from taking our Yoga Fundamentals classes. Here you’ll practice classic yoga poses with a focus on proper body alignment and breathing techniques.
The Fundamentals I class is appropriate for all skill levels, while Fundamental II is best for intermediate to advanced yogis who want to further refine their practice.
Vinyasa flow is a more challenging class that concentrates on the connection between breath and movement. Beginners will enjoy our introductory class, which provides plenty of modifications and uses props to help you get into the proper position. Once you’re ready, move up to the full Vinyasa flow class and experience the many benefits including increased strength, flexibility, balance, and focus.
If you’re looking for a vigorous, full-body workout that still helps you improve flexibility and balance, power yoga is for you. Also known as “gym yoga,” these classes will get your heart pumping, help you grow stronger, and improve your overall fitness level.
Are You Ready to Experience the Steel Premier Difference?
If you’re ready to build a sound mind-body connection and enjoy an all-inclusive fitness experience, Steel Fitness Premier is the place for you. In addition to yoga classes, we offer a variety of other group classes, aquatics, personal training, nutritional counseling, massage, and more. Contact us today to learn about our membership options and try out the facility with a free three-day pass.