Exercise and Fitness

Our name says it all. Vitality is the state of being energetic, strong & lively and we truly believe that everyone should enjoy these benefits. As such, exercise plays an important role in enabling a body that is moving well and is at the best level you can be. This also helps with the mental balance as exercise forms the counter balance to our often very stressful daily life. Mind and body working in harmony often reduces our stress as well as decreases the incidence of health problems, thus giving you the freedom to enjoy your life.

At Vitalite, we endeavor to provide a wide variety of exercise classes to suit every taste. We also have specific ladies only classes so you can have the freedom to come and exercise in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Our classes include:

  • Zumba
  • Belly Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Swing Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Post-natal exercise classes with our partners from Rebalance

Yoga & Swing Yoga

Yoga is the Sanskrit word for “union”. By practicing both spiritually and physically, yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve overall health. There are many types & form of yoga.

Hatha Yoga, meaning ‘forceful’ in Sanskrit, Hatha Yoga is designed to align your body, mind and spirit. Ideal for beginners, Hatha classes help you build flexibility and strength while also reducing stress. Thanks to its natural slow pace, Hatha allows you to learn pose alignment at your own pace, while avoiding injuries.

Vinyasa Yoga, meaning ‘flow’ in Sanskrit, Vinyasa Yoga teaches you to align the movement of your body to your breath. While Vinyasa Yoga uses similar poses to Hatha Yoga, it is faster-paced and focuses on increasing body heat, building core and improving strength.

What class should I attend?

Both practices are beneficial, and necessary to a well-rounded yoga student. They each respond, in their own way, to your body and mind’s various requirements.

We recommend you regularly alternate between each practice.

Swing yoga is a form of yoga that uses hammocks and swings, supporting full body weight.

It allows you to perform poses that would normally considered difficult, for longer periods of time, and ideal practice if you are experiencing back and joint pain, it combines traditional yoga postures, with elements of pilates, acrobatics and dance. It will also help you strengthen core, as well as improving flexibility and posture.

Prenatal yoga

Focusing on helping you develop proper breathing, strength and flexibility, prenatal yoga is a practice dedicated to supporting expecting mothers. It is based on relaxation methods and poses developed specifically for pregnant women.

Why should you attend prenatal yoga classes?

On top of helping you to further connect with you growing baby, prenatal yoga helps you build strength, and stamina while avoiding unnecessary stress on the body.

It can also relieve you from common pregnancy aches and complaints such as morning sickness, sciatica and poor circulation.

 

Finally, it will also give you the support from a community of like-minded mothers-to-be, looking forward to encouraging you and supporting you in your pregnancy journey.

Pilates

Pilates classes are fantastic for toning your muscles & improving your posture. They improve flexibility & strengthen the body’s core. Our certified professional instructors will design custom-tailored classes for beginners, intermediate, or advanced workout aiming at rehab of muscles & spine pain.

Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga

Hatha means “forceful” in Sanskrit and it all refers to a set of postures that are designed to align the skin, the muscles and the bones. They are designed to open many channels of the body so that energy can flow more freely through the body. While the practice of hatha yoga is slower paced, it is by no means a gentle practice.
Hatha is also broken down as “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon”. This refers to the balance of the masculine (sun, hot, active) and the feminine (moon, cool, receptive) within all of us. It is a path of creating balance and uniting opposites.
In our physical body we develop balance between strength and flexibility – something that is much needed with our current day lifestyles.
Hatha is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be present in the unfolding of each moment.

Vinyasa means “flow”, movement or position. This style of yoga not only make one very strong and flexible but also improves muscle tone, confidence and boosts self-image. It is a dynamic and creative practice which needs to be built up with care and proper alignment, a stable knowledge of hatha yoga practice.

Should you do Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga?

The two styles are two sides of the same coin. Use of both practices should result in a well-rounded student. Our bodies are constantly evolving due to external as well as internal factors and we cannot have the same practice every single day.

Prenatal Yoga

Your breath, your body and everything sync – working towards making a little miracle. This is what prenatal yoga is all about.

Why practice prenatal yoga?

  • It helps nurture a deep sense of connection with your growing baby
  • Builds strength and stamina without putting undue stress or strain on the body
  • Helps to ease pregnancy aches and pains
  • Provides relief from common pregnancy complaints (morning sickness, sciatica)
  • Improves circulation
  • It aids postnatal recovery
  • Improves balance on physical and mental level
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Creates a sense of community, encourages you to make friends with like-minded mothers
  • It creates space for the baby, as well as space for becoming a mother
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