We miss you! We hope you are staying healthy and calm, and actively taking steps toward wellness. While Flex’s usual facilities may be off limits right now, we’ve still a lot of encouragement for you! Try and move your body every day even if for just a short walk or a quick morning stretch session. Although it may be stormy this weekend, it looks like spring is truly here next week with some really nice sunny and warm days, so we’re going to suggest some time outside in the sun (still following social distancing measures, of course). It can also help to practice mindful eating, really being aware of what you are giving your body, and trying to make food choices that nourish rather than just placate. Set aside a few minutes at the end of your day to meditate or write in a gratitude journal. There is still so much to be thankful for, and sometimes it takes just a small shift in awareness to notice. Take notice of your emotional state, try not to judge yourself and be compassionate towards yourself (and others), and accept that you may go through emotions of frustration, anxiety, or grief. We – and your fellow FlexFam – are here for you, we love you, and we promise we are doing whatever it takes to reopen stronger and better than ever. We can’t wait to be FLEXing our limits in our usual style!
Until then, we’ve been getting a really positive response to our Flex ONLINE program of virtual classes. In order to encourage everyone to try our online offerings, we are running a flash sale promotion through Sunday 3/29. For more details on the sale and other virtual events, please click here.
Join us Sunday morning, February 9th, for a charity event that benefits the American Heart Association. We are hosting a bake sale with treats (healthy and not-so-healthy, baked lovingly by our staff and instructors) in the lobby. We’ll also have Angie Scott, the CPR educator that just recertified your Flex staff in CPR/First Aid/AED training, out with a table in front showing people how to do chest compressions on a CPR mannequin for free. It takes just a few minutes to learn and can be the critical difference between life and death in an emergency situation. Finally, the barre class at 10AM is donation based and all levels; $20 donation gets you class, $30 gets you class and a Flex with Heart shirt.
9-11:15 Bake sale
8:45-10:15 Walk-by CPR instruction
10 Donation barre class
Join Lisa and Erika for a 90-minute offering that combines the luscious stretching and spaciousness of yoga with the challenging bodyweight exercises of TRX. Lisa will lead the class through a yoga beginning and ending, while Erika will pick it up with TRX in the middle for a truly amazing combo class that will leave your body feeling strong, stretched, and amazing! Class is 5:30-7PM. Sign up here.
Join us as our talented member Apeksha leads us through painting our very own masterpieces to keep or give as a holiday gift to someone special! Setup and all materials included to paint one canvas. Light refreshments provided. Friends and family can sign up too, so bring a friend for a fun evening out! Event runs about two hours, but please plan to stay about 10-15 minutes after to help with cleanup. Above photo is the painting we will be painting! Please sign up here.