Phone: 021 266 8852 Level 3, Devon Centre, 44 Liardet Street, New Plymouth, 4310
As a MARTIAL ARTIST (Japanese Jujitsu) I've seen great improvements in my core strength, muscle tone, balance, flexibility and even my grip strength!
This has been a great boon for my ground-fighting work, and I'm generally feeling more grounded and balanced with other techniques, including my breathing. Initially I figured that of course it would improve my flexibility, but I hadn't expected the extra strength gains, streamlining and toning of my body - gotta be happy with that!. AG®Yoga leaves me with a happy endorphin high after every class
THE COMPUTER USER
As a COMPUTER USER for eight (plus!) hours a day, I know of the ergonomic and postural issues that can affect desk-bound workers. It's only recently that I realised, hang on, I'm no longer getting those regular blinding headaches that I used to get - despite all the modifications I'd made to my working environment - and I can only put that down to one change in my lifestyle - I've been doing AG®Yoga for the last six months
THE COMPETITIVE GYMNAST
When i 'retired' after 15 years of competitive gymnastics, i knew it would be difficult to curb my desire for strength, flexibility and being upside down. i also quickly realised that going without these components day after day was beginning to take its toll on my body; in particular the 7 years of Acrobatic Gymnastics and having other gymnasts standing on or being supported by my body had left a marked effect on my back, shoulders and knees.
My cousin suggested i try AntiGravity yoga, as it contains the mix of strength, flexibility and upside down i was so used to. I now do one AGY session and one strength/ tumbling session every week.
I find the AGY helps me to increase my flexibility and reduce/ negate some of the wear on my body the the gymnastics causes. It has also helped me improve my posture and balance, as well as help me relax when im stressed about university. Its also great fun!
THE SCOLIOSIS SUFFERER
Anita Hall (I am a lawyer and lecturer, and spend most of my working days at a computer). I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 16, which I learnt to effectively manage for seven years with a combination of Iyengar yoga and swimming. My exercise regime went out the window when I commenced working full time as a trainee solicitor, and after nearly eight years of abandoned good intentions and computer work, the discomfort and pain were constant and had begun to interfere with everything, including sleep. I resolved that 'things had to change' and it was at this time that I heard about AGY from two very different sources.
I was curious but skeptical when I signed up. It was in the first inversion in that first class I knew this was going to help. The pain was enough to bring me to the point of tears, but the relief in those tightest muscles along my spine and hips was almost instant. I left that class exhausted but invigorated. Continuing with AGY has helped to nearly eliminate the constant discomfort not only from the instant release of tension during class, but also through improving strength, muscle tone and posture. It's challenging, but the benefits have made it easy for me to stick with (the most consistent exercise regime I've started in the past nine years). Plus, it's as close to that childhood ambition of becoming a trapeze artist as I am likely to get!