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April 2019 Studio News, Notes, & Updates

Posted by Neely

I logged into the website to upload our most recent newsletter and realized I had not updated the news page since last summer! That is far too long, because there is so much happening at Balance right now. I’ll try to hit the highlights, but also be sure to check out our updated class, event, and workshop schedules as well as peruse our recent newsletter. We hope we’ll see you in class in the coming weeks and that’ll you’ll join us at the Good Vibes Fest in Neptune Park on SSI on April 28th from 12-4pm. (You can check out the Golden Isles Food Truck Festival #3 before or after the Good Vibes Fest!)

New Weekly Classes in downtown Brunswick

Check out our Transition Notes for our joint studio venture with Golden Isles Mindful Movement.

  • Sunday 3:30-4:45pm Chair/Gentle Yoga with Lenore Hervey
  • Monday/Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm Open Flow Yoga with Janita Nelson
  • Tuesday 9:30-10:45am Warm Yoga Flow + Yin with Bess Chambliss
  • Wednesday 8:30-9:30am Barre Fit with Bess Chambliss
  • Wednesday 10:00-11:15am Pranayama Flow (Body & Breath) with Pat Heran
  • Thursday 1:15-2:30pm Chair/Gentle Yoga with Lenore Hervey
  • Friday 9:00-10:15am Open Vinyasa Flow with Sheri Wesolowski
Bess Chambliss at Golden Isles Mindful Movement, 1312 Newcastle Street, BWK

Upcoming Events, Workshops & Series

Full descriptions, prices, and details can be found on our Events page.

  • Friday, April 12, 10:30am-12:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Shoulders, Arms, and Hands with Kandy Duke
  • Saturday, April 27, 12:30-2:30pm Proper Foam Rolling & Stretching Techniques with Megan Higginbotham
  • Sunday, April 28, 12:00-4:00pm Good Vibes Fest at Neptune Park
  • Saturday, May 11, 12:30-2:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Back & Neck with Kandy Duke
  • Sunday, May 12, 1:00-3:30pm Opening the Heart Yoga with Brian Goodwin, EdD, LPC, RYT200 and Roxanne Turturro, LCSW
  • Saturday, May 18, 12:30-1:30pm How to Plan a Fitness Routine with Megan Higginbotham
  • Saturday, June 8, 12:30-2:30pm Yamuna Body Rolling: Save Face! with Kandy Duke
  • Saturday, June 15, 1:00-3:30pm Yoga + Art Therapy: Explore Dancer & Triangle + Make a Mandala with Brian Goodwin & Anna Jennings

Class Cancelations or Time Changes on the Weekly April Class Schedule

Check out our full schedule to find other classes offered by your favorite teacher or other times that we offer your favorite class.

  • Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement has a new class time on Tuesdays at 10:45am. The Monday morning class has been canceled.
  • Open Vinyasa Flow with Sheri & Joyce, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 has been canceled at this time.
  • Cardio Circuit on Wednesdays at 5:45pm has been canceled.
  • Open Vinyasa Flow with Sheri on Fridays at 7:30am has been canceled.

Hurricane Irma Re-Opening Schedule

Friday, Sept 14, Community Yoga 10am | Saturday, Sept 15, Align & Flow Yoga 10am | Sunday Full Schedule

September Yamuna Body Rolling (Sciatica at 4pm, Feet at 5:30pm) has been rescheduled for Friday, September 22.

Pop-Up Yoga at the Brunswick Farmer’s Market is cancelled for September until further notice. We’ll return in October.

Fall Wellness Challenge will be rescheduled for October 1 through November 30 to help with the post-hurricane/pre-holiday binge-eating!

June Wellness Challenge

Kick-off Chat & Assessments: Sunday, June 4, 4:30pm

Click Flyer for PDF you can print for reference.

Get Yourself Ready for a Healthy, Active Summer!

First Step – Choose From One of Three Challenge Levels:

  1. Get Off the Couch
  2. Try Something New
  3. Turn It Up a Notch

Second Step – Set Your Goals:

  1. Commit to a Movement Frequency Goal
  2. Set a Movement Training Goal
  3. Set a Cardio, Strength, and/or Nutrition Goal

Third Step – Track Your Progress:

  1. Download MyFitnessPal and/or Map My Fitness on your phone, tablet, or laptop/desktop
  2. Friend Neely (nwhunter) and/or Megan (mhiggy90) in each app
  3. Post Challenge Pics on Facebook, Twitter, an/or Instagram with the hashtags #BalanceSSIChallenge and the name of your category: #getoffthecouch #trysomethingnew #turnitupanotch
  4. Fill Out a Challenge Punch-Card to track specific goals you’ve set
  5. Take Advantage of one of our Wellness Challenge Packages to Boost Your Efforts
  6. Be Eligible to Win Studio prizes – classes, workshops, discounts – as you achieve your goals

Purchase a $15 Challenge Membership to Receive a Pre/Post Assessment with Megan and eligibility for Packages Discounts (see below) and eligibility for Challenge-Completion Prizes.

Get Off the Couch

  • Come to Class 1-2x weekly (yoga, barre, Feldenkrais)
  • Set a Cardio Goal – either time or distance
    • For example: 20-30 minutes 2x/week or 1-2 miles 2x/week
  • Reduce 1 “bad” food or lifestyle habit from your routine (i.e. fewer Cokes)
  • Increase 1 “good” food or lifestyle habit from your routine (i.e. more fresh fruits)

Try Something New

  • Try a NEW weekly class or a Workshop
    • New Level or New Instructor or New Style or New Practice altogether
  • Try something new outside the studio
    • Stand-up Paddleboarding or SUP Yoga or Biking or Hiking an Island Trail; try a new strength exercise or routine (planking!) – break your routine!
  • Try a New Food Idea or Concept like Meatless Mondays, Adapting a Recipe, or making Healthy Food Substitutions (avocados instead of oil, anyone?)

Turn It Up a Notch

  • Try “All of the Things!”
    • Try one of each class on our schedule: Yoga, Barre, Feldenkrais, and a Workshop, either Meditation or Yamuna Body Rolling
  • Create a Training Goal + Plan to increase speed, duration, or distance in an activity (or combination) that you already participate in
  • Set a New Fitness or Nutrition Goal such as Counting Calories, Counting Macros, Tracking Specific Nutrients, Lowering BMI, etc

Challenge Packages

Get Off the Couch – 10% off Package of Services & Classes

  • Personal Training Session (30, 45 or 60 minute options)
  • Class Pass (6, 10, or 20 class pass or 30-day unlimited)
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our retail store

Try Something New – 12.5% off Package of Services & Classes

  • All the Items from Get Off the Couch (Personal Training Session, Class Pass, Nutrition Consultation)
  • Workshop Registration or Additional Private Session (Yoga or Personal Training)
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our retail store

Turn It Up a Notch – 15% off Package of Services & Classes

  • All the Items from Try Something New (Personal Training session, Class Pass, Nutrition Consultation, Workshop Registration or Additional Private Session)
  • Extra Private Movement Session or Service Appointment (Massage or Reflexology)
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our Retail Store