Today’s fitness tip is one you probably weren’t expecting. Yoga was once considered to be exclusively for women. This exercise has been around long before the gym scene and weightlifting however its benefits are being discovered by today’s pro athletes, exercise enthusiasts as well as fitness newbies to improve balance, flexibility and strength. Secondary benefits include improved focus and stress relief.
Depending on your current level of flexibility the first time trying yoga will be difficult, nearly impossible to perform all the moves that are introduced. Don’t let that be discouraging, like any new endeavor as time and consistency increases correlational improvement in ability will also occur. Think of it as an equation: balance progression, plus flexibility development equals strength advancement. What athlete like most about yoga is the enhanced performance at other sports and activities.
Starting yoga is a fun and easy with classes ranging from beginner to advanced. Finding a class at your local gym or yoga studio is a phone call or a few clicks away. Gentlemen don’t let the class full of women intimidate you; you’ll be welcome with open arms.
If you still feel a bit intimidated, consider a personal session or instructional video to build your confidence. You’ll notice many of the women have a natural propensity to excel at yoga; with lots of practice you can be as graceful as your counterparts. However you'll never be quite as stunning in yoga pants.