Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A quick guide to Core Power Yoga

I wanted to kick off 2016 with fitness post of my current favorite workout: Core Power Yoga.
sports bra // yoga mat // mat towel (other colors on sale here) // water bottle // headband (one + two)

Here is a quick overview and guide to the basics of Core Power Yoga:

What to Expect
I find Core Power to be a mix of yoga poses, cardio and (light) weight toning. It is generally warm in the class (low 90s) and it's a flow type yoga.
It's also more 'high energy' than other yoga classes, in fitness, music and atmosphere. Expect to sweat more than you ever have before.

Start Slow
Every class you attend will be warm and you will leave fatigued and sweaty.
Same for Sculpt, start light. 3 & 5 lb weights might not seem like much, but they feel like 100 lbs by the end of class.

What to Bring
I always bring my mat, mat towel and a sweat towel to class. I also bring a water bottle and change of clothes for afterwards.

Why I love it
Of all the different workouts I’ve tried, Core Power is my favorite. I love the how challenging it is, the mix of strength and flexibility training and cleanse you feel from the heat and poses.

Getting back into a routine after moving is always tough. But I was so excited to find out there was a Core Power Yoga in downtown Austin when we moved here!

What is your go-to fitness routine? I would love to know and try some of your favorites so I can start mixing it up a bit.

19 comments:

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

I'd love to get back into yoga, hoping there is a core power yoga studio near me!! And amen to the high waisted yoga pants :) One of the best inventions.. haha

Emily said...

High waited pants are a must! I got a pair for my birthday, and I refuse to go back to any other kind of workout pants.

Maddie Butterfield said...

High waisted yoga pants are incredible! Recently attended my first yoga class- it truly is incredible! I think I'm going to have to add core power yoga to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing!

Darcy said...

This sounds like something I would love! I wish there was a studio near me!
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P!nky said...

This sounds like something up my alley!!!

BLovedBoston said...

This sounds like a yoga class I could get behind!! I really love that bag too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

The Modern Tulip said...

That sounds amazing! I wonder if they have anything like this in my area?

Jillian Manesh said...

ohh i'd LOVE to try one of these classes! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Meg Taylor said...

This definitely sounds like something I'd like to try - the perfect combination of yoga and cardio!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I love yoga, but I always feel I need to supplement some good cardio to go with it. This sounds like the perfect balance! Plus you reminded me how much I need to replace my mat :)
Green Fashionista

emily | shell chic'd said...

I've been hearing awesome things about Core Power lately-- dying to try it but the upper body weight work makes this weakling nervous! :P

Jen Dang said...

Such a great breakdown -- I've heard amazing things about Core Power!

xo Jen
Skirt The Rules

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

That sounds like something I would be all over!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Always yes to high waisted pants! I'm starting a prenatal yoga class in February and can't wait!

Evelina said...

I recently did some yoga from a video and it definitely left me tired and sweaty! I loved it though.

Elle Sees said...

this is something i needed to know more about, so thank you for that! sounds like a great and intense workout.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

love high waisted pants, and this class sounds awesome! i'll have to have a look and see if there is anything similar in my area.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Oh I like that bag! I have a gym bag but it's so big and bulky...going to check this one out :)

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

Oh, this sounds like a great class! I love those high waisted yoga pants. And that sports bra is fab! xo, Champagne&Suburbs