Weight training puts the body under a great deal of strain and stress. At Shelby CrossFit, we have incorporated yoga as functional movements to help the body better cope with these demands. Lifting weights contracts and constricts the muscles. Stretching allows the muscles to lengthen, improving the “gain” possibilities for the athlete. Flexibility and mobility ensure that the different parts of the body work together and work more efficiently. This results in better lifts and deeper range of motion. It also makes the individual less prone to injury. Our 30-40 minute class targets specific muscles to achieve body balance. It also helps to improve mental focus and requires no previous experience.
I’ve been involved in fitness training all my life. I worked at several gyms in the area and wound up at the YMCA. There I became certified in many different areas of exercise, as well as an AFAA certified personal trainer. My own injuries however, led me to yoga. After completing my 200 hour teacher certification, it became clear to me that yoga was healing and could improve performance. I have the completed 500 hour certification in Yoga Therapy and truly enjoy working with people to help them strengthen themselves in mind, body, and spirit. I love the way CrossFit challenges every one, because like yoga, everyone can do it, but not always the same way. I love watching our members grow and become like family. I am so happy to be a part of this group.