BUILDING STRENGTH IN A FEMININE WAY
• Transform your abdominal area, your buttocks and the back of your arms
• Change your body with long-lasting results in a cost-effective manner
• Learn how to adjust your bodyweight in a healthy way
Abs/Core: this class works all your abdominal muscles. This is a mat class in which we use bosus and balls. We start with basic breathing exercises combined with Kegels to awaken and engage your abdominal muscles. Then we alternate between exercises that work deep abdominal muscles and exercises that work superficial abdominal muscles. We end the class with stretches to fully relax your neck or low back.
Buttocks/Legs: the gluteus muscles (buttocks) are difficult to change. This class has been created to ensure that your buttocks muscles are working and therefore, getting stronger and more developed. This class involves mostly standing exercises in which we use steps, bosus, balls, elastic bands and hand/ankle weights (5-10 pounds). This class is intense and your buttocks muscles may be sore after every class. This is a difficult class and especially transformative class.
Hourglass Class (Abs/Core/Buttocks) This class enables you to work both the abs/core as well as the buttocks/legs in the same class. We alternate between exercises that target the midsection and exercises that strengthen and sculpt the hips and thighs.
Arms/Back: this class focuses on your triceps (the back of the arms) and your latissimus dorsi (the underarms and “love handles”). The exercises are designed to tone and tighten these muscles. This is a mat class in which we use cables and light weights (3-5 pounds). Since arm exercises are fairly simple, we add abdominal work as well. This class starts and ends with stretching for your shoulders, neck and upper back.
Bosu Class: this class is the most cardivascularly challenging class. Every exercise is done on the bosu. A bosu looks like a ball cut in half. You can stand, jump, sit and kneel on it. This class consists of lunges, crunches, push-ups, planks and other full-body exercises. This is a very challenging class and is not appropriate for someone who has severe chronic pain or is recovering from an injury.
Mommy & Me: you are welcome to bring your baby (up to 8 months) to any of the classes, provided you notify us beforehand.
ADVANCED LEVEL CLASSES (By Invitation Only. Read below to learn how to join.)
Advanced Level Classes are classes in which everyone taking the classes already knows the Studio Maya exercises. This enables the Advanced Level Classes to move at a faster pace, going from one exercise to the next. This makes for a more efficient and more intensive workout. There are two ways to join the Advanced Level Classes.
THE FAST-TRACK: When you complete the Foundations Package, you are immediately eligible to join the Advanced Level Classes. The Foundations Package consists of 10 personal training sessions, 1 hour each, The Foundations Package is a comprehensive introduction to the exercises at Studio Maya. In the Foundations Package the trainer teaches you, step by step, how to de every exercise in the Advanced Level Classes. You receive one-on-one attention that ensures you are doing the exercises safely and in an effective manner. If you have (or had in the past) any injuries or chronic pain, the trainer will create a specific regimen for you to help your injuries or chronic pain. You will also learn how to shape your body according to your wishes. Some people complete the Foundations Package in 2 weeks and some people take longer. You decide how quickly you complete the Foundations Package. As soon as you complete your 10 personal training sessions, you can join any of the Advanced Level Classes.
THE LONGER TRACK: After 5 months of doing the Monthly Membership, you are automatically eligible to join all Advanced Level Classes. Since Monthly Membership includes one personal training every month, you will receive on-on-one attention that will help you address any injuries or chronic pain, fine-tune your form to get the maximum results from every exercise, and learn the exercises that are done in the Advanced Level Classes. After 5 months of the Monthly Membership, you will know the exercises, the form and the precautions that are needed in order to join the Advanced Level Classes.
Advanced Abs/Core: this class is an intense abdominal workout. We go from one exercise to the next, working the deeper abdominal muscles then working the superficial abdominal muscles. This class includes the more difficult versions of the crunches, planks, and Pilates. Every third exercise is an exercise that elevates the heart rate so the class is also a cardiovascular challenge.
Advanced Buttocks/Legs: this is the most intense class. We do the more difficult versions of the buttocks and leg exercises. We alternate with stretches for the hamstrings and the hip. Then every third exercise elevates the heart rate to strengthen one’s cardiovascular abilities.