It’s the perfect time of year to start a fitness journey. Our classes are for all levels of fitness. Our instructors offer modified movements as well as advanced options in all of our classes. Beach season is right around the corner!
We are currently offering a 5 class punch card for our Zumba classes for only $50 with a sixth class for FREE. You can pay for a card on our website or at your first class.
More information at phiawomenscenter.com
Coming up at Phia:
Kitten yoga $20 Saturday May 27th from 2:30 – 4:00
Get tickets at www.phiawomenscenter.com/events/
Phia will also have a table at the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will be offering special deals and will have a fun kid’s activity. Find more information here:
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Phia Women’s Center and Cape Ann Animal Aid are partnering to bring this fabulously fuzzy event to Gloucester. Come meet lovable shelter kittens and enjoy fun raffles and give aways. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid.
2:30 – Meet and greet with kittens
3:00 – 4:00 Forrest yoga class with fuzzy feline assistants
Only 20 spots available! Register and find more information at phiawomenscenter.com
It’s January, and Attendance at the Fitness Centers High. After the holidays, attendance at fitness centers increases as people focus on healthy New Year’s Resolutions and try to work off excess pounds and inches from holiday festivities. But, after the 1st month of the year, motivation tends to slide and attendance tends to drop off.
So What Can You Do?
- Set goals. Make a plan with a short-term goal in mind. This can make it easier to achieve your desired results. Start with a goal for ‘today,’ then ‘this week,” this month.’ Goals should be short-term, realistic and attainable.
What are Your Goals for Exercise in 2017?
2. Keep At It – With repetition, the healthy steps you are taking become your new positive, healthy habits.
“It Takes 21 Days to Change a Habit.” How often have you heard this saying? Actually, there is no scientific evidence that supports this old adage and it is now considered a myth. A study in 2009 showed that when we want to develop a relatively simple habit like eating a piece of fruit or taking a 10 minute walk daily, it could take anywhere from 18 – 254 days of daily repetitions for the behavior to become a habit, with the average about 66 days. The simpler the task, like “drinking water every day” the easier for the task to be automatic.
The study concluded that “performing the behavior more consistently was associated with better model fit.” Also, that “missing one opportunity to perform the behavior did not negatively affect the habit formation process.” Simply put, repetition of a behavior in a consistent manner increases the likelihood of that behavior becoming your new norm.
3. Get Support to Help You Stay on Track.
Cape Ann Power Yoga is now open in Brown’s Mall in Downtown Gloucester. We teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in a clean and heated (90-95 degrees) room with a view to the sky and out to the harbor. When you come to class you can expect to breathe, move, sweat, work, stretch, and let go of things that you have been holding on to. You can expect to be challenged – and that means that you’re getting stronger and actually improving yourself, not just thinking or talking about it. You’ll be practicing next to construction workers, secretaries, veterans, yoga teachers, mountain bikers, surfers, runners, weightlifters, teenagers, octogenarians, and a guy named Dirt.
That’s Dirt on the right. He loves power yoga.
Our teachers are all well trained to give inspiration to experienced yoga practitioners and guidance to beginners. Power yoga is safe, fun, and challenging. If you practice a lot it will change your life – which is why every class is only $10. We want you to come and practice, a lot. In just over a month of being open we can see bodies transforming, minds opening, and lives changing. Imagine what this practice can do for you.
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