active
recovery

The Active Recovery program at ANCHOR life + fitness provides a well-rounded, individualized approach to fitness, wellness, and stress reduction in order to restore balance and functionality to the mind and body. 

 

With training, lifting, and everyday life...we need to learn to slow down and allow our bodies and minds to recover.  This keeps us feeling better, moving better, and helps keep us injury-free. Active recovery is often considered more beneficial than inactivity, resting completely, or sitting. It keeps the blood flowing and help muscles recover and rebuild from intense physical activity. Each class has something different to offer in terms of personal development. These classes provide an opportunity to slow down and become connected to body, breath, and mind.  ANCHOR instructors and guest presenters are extraordinary in their knowledge and are ready to meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.

FOUNDATIONS YOGA

A combination of accessible postures, fundamental movements, and deep breathing. Learn to move more precisely with clear alignment instruction and modifications to fit your needs. Designed for all levels ~ beginners to seasoned practitioners ~ to increase energy and enhance overall well-being

VINYASA YOGA

A dynamic class designed to improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. Guided by breath, flow through a varying sequence of postures, helping you to deepen body awareness, breath awareness, and mental clarity. Modifications are offered so you can pace the class to fit your needs.

STABILITY YOGA

Teaches mindful movement through a set sequence of postures for those wishing to strengthen and stretch while reducing stress. Postures are held for a longer time to allow you to feel and refine your alignment for maximum strength, stability, and safety. Appropriate for beginner to advanced students.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restorative yoga is a restful practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching.

Restorative yoga is a completely different experience than most other styles of yoga. Learn about what restorative yoga is and why it's important to slow down and embrace the power of rest.

INDIAN CLUBS

Training with Indian clubs can be thought of as gymnastics for the mind and restoration for the body. This class utilizes 1 lb. "Clubs" (they look like bowling pins), to work on strength & mobility in the shoulders, grip & forearm strength, core stability, and mind/body coordination. If you’re nursing an injured shoulder or other upper body muscle, performing slow and controlled Indian club exercises are a great way to rehab. And many therapists recommend Indian club training as a way to “prehab” or prevent injuries from happening in the first place.

DEEP BREATHING

The way we breathe strongly affects the chemical and physiological activities of our bodies. This class utilizes the Wim Hof Method of breathing. The Wim Hof Method breathing is simple and easy using special breathing exertions that will keep your body in optimal condition and in complete control in the most extreme of conditions.

MEDITATION

Meditation is the practice of cultivating an open-minded awareness of how our thoughts affect our body, feelings, and mind. In this class, you will experience how Guided Meditation can help you become fully present in life. There is great power in the present, and we do everything in our power to bring you there.

FOAM ROLLING

This class teaches a form of myofascial release that you can also do on your own, using the roller to release muscular tension without needing the help of a massage therapist. Releasing tension from your trigger points in a foam roll class also enables your muscles to stretch more easily.

MOVEMENT & MOBILITY

Develop awareness of imbalances and learn structurally sound and efficient movement. The practice takes basic elements of complex lifting moves, breaks them down and eventually adds load, resistance or volume when appropriate. It is not workout for workouts sake; it is purposeful, educational and mindful mobility work aimed at opening up any areas of restriction.