"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on." David Bowie
The start of the new year is the time to focus on skill, on alignment, good form and being totally in the moment.
A Good Vibes one-to-one is like having a fitness reboot, you'll go back to classes feeling much more confident, stronger and in control.
Only got 25 minutes? Book into a 6 pack of personal training sessions with Eszter both on and off the Power Plate. Using a Body Composition Scale monitor, which measures important body metrics including body fat, bone mass and muscle mass so you'll be able to track your personal progress.
There will be a six-weekly reviews of their progress to ensure you reach your goals.
You don’t have to compete to be an athlete, but it feels so good to train like one. Proper indoor cycling techniques create adaptations in the body that lead to greater fat burning and increased caloric consumption.
Indoor cyclists using proper cycling methods find they have greater strength and endurance, better fitness, and ultimately increase their weight loss.
Whether you want to master the fundamentals, look at your technique or train within your heart zones - a one to one session will get you riding like an efficient machine and you'll see the know on effects in your other training, your body and your mind.
Yoga and Pilates one-to-ones will look at your alignment in all the key postures and show you how to adapt for your body. Most of our teachers offer one-to-ones on the days that they are in, more details here.
If stress, anxiety and poor sleep are the monkeys on your back, shake them off with a Restorative Yoga one to one with me. 90 minutes of supported poses to get you to completely release. Find out more here.
Saturday 23rd January 2016 1.30pm - 3.30pm Fitzrovia studio
The Foundation workshops are for both beginners and those wanting to improve their technique. So if you don't "get" yoga, now is the time to start. Led by Good Vibes Founder, Nahid de Belgeonne, this workshop explores the popular poses and how to transition from one pose to the other. A fun and inclusive 2 hour workshop to get you moving with ease.
Saturday 30th January 2016, 1.30pm - 3pm Fitzrovia studio
Muscular Endurance training is a muscle-strengthening activity that increases the ability to perform aerobic cardiovascular exercise for an extended time.
Through a 90 minute ride you will be coached to achieve the goals and reap the benefits of an endurance workout. Whilst challenging your mental as well as your physical strength, your sense of achievement will leave you feeling elated! Are you ready to push through your fitness ceiling?
Beginners Pilates - £25
Saturday 6th February 2016 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Fitzrovia studio
Whether you're new to Pilates or are just looking to take your practice a little deeper, this workshop will teach you the fundamentals of Pilates so that your time in you weekly classes are efficiently spent.
Many people have muscle imbalances because they favour a sport which works their muscles in the same repetitive pattern so strong muscles get over trained and weak muscles get more strained. In this workshop you will learn the foundations of Pilates, how to find natural spine, good head, neck and shoulder organisation and how to move like a lean machine.
You will learn how to create better body alignment and be provided with foundational strength to work more effectively in other classes, to improve posture and create a long lean silhouette.
Jazzi Craddock trained as a dancer for most of her life and took up professional training at Laine Theatre Arts. After graduating Jazzi travelled the world dancing and also trained and performed as an aerialist. After returning back to London she wanted to rekindle her relationship with Pilates and ended up loving it more than ever. She aims to bring a current and enthusiastic approach to her classes, achieving new goals for all ages and abilities. Book now
Happy Body Workshop - £65
Saturday 12th March 2016 1.30pm - 5.30pm, Fitzrovia studio
Led by Good Vibes Director & Founder Nahid de Belgeonne and popular Glow Pilates teacher Antonia Ptohides. Spring is a great time to kick start your mind and body. This day retreat will not only refocus the mind, but will also rejuvenate and refresh the body, and introduce long-term health and wellbeing.
In studies, those who practised restorative yoga alongside their fitness regime lost 50% more weight than those who didn’t. The Happy Body Workshop offers a 360 degree approach to your fitness, creating the right conditions for a happy body and mind. The workshop kicks off with popular teacher, Antonia who will take you through a series of effective dance and Pilates conditioning exercises designed to get maximum results in minimum time. Devised to sculpt your core, lift your glutes and work those legs, making them lean without building bulk as well as rev up your metabolism!
The second half of the workshop is led by Nahid, who will take you through 2 hours of restorative yoga, designed to help you find a deep sense of release and relaxation in your mind and body. We will end with a 20 minute bespoke Yoga Nidra setting positive affirmations, to cultivate a deeper awareness of your body.It’s time to love the body you are in! Book now
Good Vibes Holiday 2016 - Early bird discount ends 31st January 2016
If you are looking to go even more deeply into your practice and into the art of relaxation, do join us on the Good Vibes yoga Holiday in Greece 2016. Led by Good Vibes Founder, Nahid de Belgeonne and Glow Yoga and Pilates teacher, Ruth McNeil.
This immersive yoga week is designed to be deeply enriching so that when you do go back to your daily life, you will have the tools to stay emotionally resilient and to live with clarity and courage, feel more connected to your own physicality and continue to move onwards to the next stages of your yoga journey.
You'll come back fitter and stronger and, dare we say it, happier too!
Early bird prices available now if you book before January 31st 2016, rooms allocated on a first come, first served basis, so hurry! More details here.
And if you want to carry around a little calm when you need it the most, download the Yoga nidra for Calm for just £5! Pop it on your phone and use it everyday! Let me know what changes you notice!
Nahid and the Good Vibes Team x
12 January 2016