Introducing Plank “Tone it”
Created by our very own Kristen Antzoulis, Plank “Tone it” is designed to help you get accelerated results.
Whether you are looking to break a weight loss plateau, sculpt, lean out, build muscle, gain strength or stamina, or in need of just changing up your workout, Plank “Tone It” promises to deliver.
The Focus and fundamentals here is on slow controlled movements, form, isolations, and repetitions, repetitions, repetitions!
It’s the slow controlled movements specifically with repetitions that makes the muscles tired and increases the heart rate.
In conjunction with a Tower and or a Plank 360 class you are guaranteed to burn more calories and experience feeling and seeing faster results.
Some of what you will be doing includes, squats, lunges, biceps, triceps, our ever loving planking, side dips, pulses, on toe point roll downs and much much more. All this, while keeping the focus on the stabilization of the core.
As with any class, you will be concentrating on breath, making sure those shoulders are down, your ribs are knitted in and lots of concentration on the coordination of proper form, for without it we are at risk for injury.
It’s the dedication of the teachers attention to detail and personal corrections that helps you push through to the finish. It’s then you are left with a taste of satisfaction knowing you pushed yourself and completed.
It is especially true that at this time of year, it can be difficult for so many. Between the lack of light, holiday, family pressure, a year that might’ve challenged us, and the reflection of it all as we approach the ending of 2014, it becomes a good time to show the kindness to ourselves that we may find easier to give another.
One of the ways to give to yourself this gift is to keep strong and healthy.
For an hour of class time, with the help of mind over body, you are removed from it all for that hour.
The focus on having to coordinate body isolations with movement assists in helping us to push the pause button while giving us a healthy distraction to quiet the mind. The endorphins released aren’t too bad either.
Upon my first “Tone it” class I asked a woman on the mat next to me if she loved the class, her response was “I love the results!”.
After class I did experience that satisfactory tremble from muscle exhaustion and felt the burn for a couple of days. All my major and probably minor muscle groups had been worked, and I know the benefits are real. I felt them immediately.
It is not a class to be intimidated by, if I can get through it you can too. Slow controlled moments, form and repetition build nice assets! ;)
*You will have the support of the Tower, and use the Tower for much of the class, so taking and being familiar with Tower is a *Pre-requisite prior to a Plank “Tone It” class.
*Now is also the time to take advantage of the 20% off Gift cards available for purchase on Plank Pilates website.