To achieve your fitness, performance, and/or overall wellness goals, exercise is only one piece of the puzzle - nutrition is an equally major piece. If you feel overwhelmed by all of the nutrition information out there and haven't yet had your own transformation, then this series is for you!
Wildwoods Essential Oils for Beginners workshop is a 2 1/2 hour introductory class focusing on the safe and therapeutic use of essential oils. Participants are introduced to safe blending guidelines and the appropriate applications of 7 different essential oils. Each student will make and take home two custom aromatherapy body care products.
Why learn about essential oils?
Essential oils are more popular today than ever before. Naturally, everyone loves them for their amazing scent and the wonderful experiences we have with them. This popularity has led to wide use in the public and unfortunately, the misuse of oils as well. Just does unfortunately lead to skin reactions and undesirable health effects.
Pamela Westerman, your instructor, is a certified aromatherapist and has been using essential oils professionally for over 20 years. Pamela has been teaching aromatherapy workshops to the public since 2005.
During the workshop students look closely at seven essential oils and investigate their aromatic notes, therapeutic values and composition. Students will then create two incredibly useful and deliciously scented personal blends: one skin nurturing lip balm and a lovely aromatic spray for stress and immunity.
- Peppermint , Mentha x piperita
- Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia
- Palmarosa, Cymbopogon martinii var. motia
- Orange, Citrus sinensis
- Vetiver, Vitiveria zizanoides
- Cedarwood, Juniperus virginiana
- Rosalina, Melaleuca ericifolia
At the end of the workshop, students will know how to:
- Use essential oils for health and wellness
- Safely blend oils together
- Recognize aromatic notes and blend accordingly
- Dilute essential oils with carriers
- Store and care for essential oils
- Shop for quality essential oils
- Avoid misuse and unintentional harm
- Make two body care aromatherapy products
Who can take this workshop
This is a beginners workshop. Anyone who is interested in essential oils may attend.
- $60.00 (includes a $25 materials fee)
Movement and muscle camp is a five week series created for young men grades 8th-12th. It meets Mondays-Thursdays 10:15-11:15am from June 8th to July 19th. The purpose is to set physical goals, develop healthy habits, learn new movements and weight lifting skills weekly, refine these skills through regular practice, be in a supportive community of peers and mentors that will provide connection and accountability. The programming is created by Glenn McCracken, licensed counselor, mentor and personal trainer.
Fresh Food Lovers: GET. EXCITED. The Bernice Garden Farmers' Market returns April 22! The date is fitting as the SoMa community plans to spend the entire weekend celebrating Earth Day and ringing in Spring.
SparkFit is Co-hosting! The SoMa fitness studio will get market season rolling with a fitness session at 10:00am at the studio. Both early and late market-goers can get into Earth Day spirit with an energizing workout. The 10:00am session is $10 per person and proceeds will go to bringing more health events to the garden, particularly in partnership with local elementary schools.
NIA means “with purpose” and is a fusion fitness that teaches people to move with connection and purpose. This system dynamically blends dance, martial arts and meditative movements and brings body, mind and spirit into optimum health through music, movement and self expression.
Help us give a warm welcome to our newest personal trainer and instructor, Nicole Decker! Nicole will begin teaching Total Body Conditioning and Power Yoga started March 31st. Check out her complete bio and great training special! Come by and meet her in person on April 8th from 11:30-2:00.
Join SparkFit trainers Glenn McCracken and Brad Hamilton for an in-depth two-hour workshop on the Turkish Getup. No other exercise simultaneously trains stability, mobility and strength across so many different joints and positions, and it is regarded as a "must" in any movement repertoire. Glenn and Brad will provide a thorough and personalized breakdown of the movement as well as modifications for participants of all skill levels. Space is very limited, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance! $40 per participant.
If you are a new mom and are wanting an opportunity to re-connect to your body, be in community with other new moms and bring your baby, this is the series for you!
The emphasis of this eight week series will be to rebuild your abdominals, strengthen your pelvic floor, tone your entire body, mobilize your joints and correct postural imbalances from pregnancy and birth.
Zin Yin is your 90 minute path to peace. The "class" transforms into a spa as you're slowly guided through a series of Yin Yoga postures while being given adjustments and massages by 500 and 200 RYT Yoginis, Samantha Harrington and Claire Admire. Space is very limited so secure your spot right away. $25/participant
The StrongFirst Kettlebell Course is the most thorough and in-depth kettlebell training you can get in a single day. Developed by Pavel Tsatsouline and taught by some of our most qualified Instructors, it is the eight-hour kettlebell workshop—perfected.
We have identified the fundamentals of kettlebell training and built this Course around them. Students will be taught essential skills, techniques, and principles by a small group of SFG Instructors handpicked for their ability to teach. Students will come away from the Course being able to safely and effectively train with a kettlebell on their own—the StrongFirst way.
The StrongFirst Kettlebell Course is ideal for newcomers to the kettlebell and also those who have been training but want to refine and perfect their technique. In other words, this Course provides a valuable education for people of all levels who want to optimize their training.
Course will be taught by Derek Miller, SFG Team Leader and owner of Ballistic Fitness in Springdale, Arkansas. Learn more about him and his gym at www.ballisticgym.com.
Course is 8 hours and is $299.
Did you know your breath can heal your mind and your body? Having a good breathing practice is the start of any healthy life! Come spend 60 minutes learning the breathing technique developed by famed Swedish entrepreneur Wim Hof that has allowed him to break 26 world records! Rooted in science, backed by a decade of research data and repeatable results across a multitude of populations, Wim Hof breathing is sweeping the nation because it is the real deal!