Yoga for Fitness

Nothing divides opionion amongst fitness practioners more than whether or not yoga is good for you.

Views tend to be polarised between extremes: for example, from “Yoga Saved My Life” to “Yoga Wasn't for Me” (headings from an article in The Sunday Times in January).

My view is that with proper teaching of good technique there are Yoga exercises that can add to the benefits of a fitness programme.

The approach I adopt is to use those Yoga techniques most appropriate to your training, having understood first what it is you want to achieve from our work together.

Yoga may be good for suppleness and flexibility, but in a balanced fitness programme suppleness and flexibility are not enough on their own. So we might mix, for example, Yoga with Pilates.


Benefits of Personal Yoga Training

In working with you one-to-one, I have enough time to fully asssess what aspects of Yoga might best suit you.

And, if you might be tempted to try Yoga on your own or in public classes, which routines you definitely should avoid.

For an active person considering Yoga for inclusion in their fitness training it is equally important to be selective in their choice of exercises. A consultation may be all you need to confirm your choices, if necessary followed by a couple of sessions to hone your technique.


Small Yoga Class

As an alternative to a one-to-one, you might consider small-group Yoga classes at The Studio, or one of the other classes that include Yoga techniques with those from other disciplines.


The Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Area

Most clients visiting The Studio live in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas—Brasted, Chiddingstone, Chipstead, Edenbridge, Fordcombe, Hadlow, Hildenborough, Ightham, Langton Green, Oxted, Pembury, Penshurst, Plaxtol, Rusthall, Shipbourne, Southborough, Speldhurst, Sundridge, Weald and Westerham.

However others, particularly those seeking a broad range of skills — fitness training, yoga, pilates, massage and nutrition — in one personal trainer may come from farther afield.