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Balancing Fitness and Yoga with my New Kamloops Boot Camp

Updated on May 14, 2012

What’s up with the latest yoga and fitness fun in Kamloops? Read on to find out.

I’m often asked if doing yoga alone is enough to really stay in shape and give your body everything it needs for fitness.

My answer to that is, “Well, it could be...” Maybe if you were doing a full on, super challenging two hour practice 6 times a week. But that isn’t realistic for most people.

In my own practice, I’ve discovered a magic mixture that I think I’m going to call the Epic Workout. I just came up with that… Let me know if you like it. Epic is such a great word.

The magic mix is about 40 minutes of full-on, get your body movin’ workout, and then a strong and sweet yoga practice.

Try it next time you work out. When I do this, my body responds so well that I look and feel my best.

And since I want to share the lean, strong, super yummy health love, I’m offering classes with this magic mix in my yoga boot camp program in Kamloops.

Sorry guys, this is just for ladies. We have a thing about working out together. Even though you’re super fun to exercise with, when it’s only women we find it a little easier to let our guard down and not conjure up silly feelings of intimidation or competition in our heads. Thanks for understanding. Maybe you know a lady in your life that might like it.

A Yoga Fitness Boot Camp for the Women of Kamloops

What it is: The whole concept of this Yoga Fitness Boot camp is for you to lean up and get stronger in a way that’s enjoyable and empowering. You can look forward to a great variety of exercises and dynamic yoga postures, all with good form as you learn precise alignment. (No previous experience with yoga is necessary).

When you dedicate yourself to a program that is balanced with fitness and yoga, intention and focus, you’ll notice and feel the transformation in your body and attitude quickly. It’s possible that you’ll work harder than ever before, but chances are also VERY high that you’ll absolutely LOVE it!

What it isn’t: It’s not an advanced yoga class or a straight-up fitness class that focuses only on the body. You will not be yelled at, or degraded at any point in this boot camp, nor will you be made to do anything you don’t want to. Though you’ll get plenty of motivation and encouragement, it is entirely up to you to get the most out of it, and to respect your edge when you find it.

What makes this program so unique and totally extraordinary is the way it engages your entire being – body, mind, and spirit. While you’re doing lunges and squats, running, or holding a strong yoga pose, you’ll also be working with intention, envisioning the changes you’re making in your body and health.

And because of that mindful intention, thinking of yourself getting slimmer, stronger, healthier, and full of vitality, imagine how much more powerful your transformation will be!

If you're reading this and you don't live in Kamloops, I encourage you to play with the balance of fitness and yoga in your life, and discover how bringing intention into your workout can make it that much more meaningful.

A short yoga fitness boot camp

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    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hey take care hehe, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      my dear, happy Mothers day if youre a mom, if not, to your mom, I just came to say Take care, maita

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Crazeecat,

      Yep. That's me. :) It's all about alignment, breath, play, and a bit of skill...

    • crazeecat profile image

      crazeecat 

      8 years ago from china

      i am glad u think so,anyway i just want to ask if u are the one in ur picture?u noe, the woman who has bent like that!

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Maita,

      You're doing great! I've been loving the hubs on pregnancy, especially the ones that include yoga and meditation. Bless bless!

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Katrina, I just came to see if you have a new hub, How are you, I am glad that it will be over, my 50 Day Challenge writing 30 in 30days, I have ten more hubs to do, Take care dear, Maita

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Always, Maita. It's so great to be able to support each other, and you have such a generous heart. I really feel blessed to have connected with you here. We get to learn from each other and send little notes of encouragement. What a great way to build a friendship! :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Katrina, thank you for commenting on my last hubs, greatly appreciated, Bless you always,Maita

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Maita,

      Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying the old yoga hubs and hope you got some ideas from this one. I'll have a new video up soon with yoga and a great workout. Will post here when it's ready. Off to read your hubs now...

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Ron,

      Thanks! So glad you enjoyed the hub!

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Very nice one, I am enjoying your hubs again Katrina plus when I am following your yoga (your old hubs), I am in tune to myself more and when I close my eyes, it gives me the feeling of satisfaction in some sort of way, I wrote a hub about pregnancy and yoga, go and correct it hehe, comment on it, write some more about yoga -- Thank you for this one, Maita

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      CrazeeCat

      There are so many ways to describe yoga, and an infinite amount of experiences possible. Challenging and enthusiastic are great words. Thanks for your comment!

    • rprcarz50 profile image

      rprcarz50 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for putting this great Hub together!

      Very interesting and informative.

      Ron

      As Always Also a2z50

    • crazeecat profile image

      crazeecat 

      8 years ago from china

      i've always known yoga to be very challanging and enthusiastic ,and i still do.

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      MWatkins,

      Epic! If I could clone myself, I'd head your way and share the love in your neighborhood. Yet, just like Herbivore Hippi found out, you can still use this approach in your own life. Next time you do a workout, follow it up with some yoga and see how you feel. Also, check out http://www.Anusara.com and see if there's a teacher in your area (their teacher directory will hook you up). Then you can at least play with the dynamics of strength and alignment that this profound style of yoga offers.

      Thanks so much for you comment!

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      mwatkins 

      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      My only regret in reading your Hub is that we aren't next door neighbors so that I can go to your exercise (yoga) class, because, believe me, I WOULD be there! I just took one of those 90 degree yoga classes where you go for 90 minutes and do yoga in a 90 degree room. This sounds and looks SO MUCH better! Oh, yeah - great name - Epic!

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      HerbivoreHippi,

      You're very welcome! I'm glad you felt the benefits and were inspired by what I wrote here. It's really great to get the feedback - thanks for coming back and letting me know that it worked well for you!

    • theherbivorehippi profile image

      theherbivorehippi 

      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      Sooo enjoyed my yoga practice today!! My body was so nice and warmed up from the run that the yoga felt great!! Thanks for the great advice Katrina!

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      HerbivoreHippi,

      Awesome! Let me know how you feel after combining your run and your yoga practice. So glad you like the word EPIC. Me too!

      Thanks very much for your comment - great to know you enjoyed the hub.

    • theherbivorehippi profile image

      theherbivorehippi 

      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      This is a great hub! You know...I usually either go to yoga class or practice at home only on crummy weather days and then I want to run my other days but I think today I am going to go for a run and then do yoga after reading this. By the way....Epic really is a great word!!

    • Katrina Ariel profile imageAUTHOR

      Katrina Ariel 

      8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks, Green Lotus! Maybe you can persuade your teacher to offer one or two more classes... Or just play on your own. Glad you get to enjoy this type of thing every week, though.

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      Hillary 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      What a smart "fit mix" Katrina! I do something similar, but unfortunately the class is just once a week. Best of luck with your Boot Camp.

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