Here is the latest BUZZ on all things happening around BALANCE. Save the dates!

CALENDAR of UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE DATES IN MAY!

May 1 - Sleep 101: The Science of Good Sleep Workshop
May 4 - Spring Inspired Wellness Festival
May 4-11 - Annual Mother's Day Sale - Extra 10% off 5, 10 snd 20 packs of training and/or 10, 25 or 40 packs of group fitness.
May 7 - Final Spring Classics ride with Eric Schneider - Liege Bastogne Liege, Belgium
May 8 & 10 - Mother's Day Pop Up Shop with Addison Bay and Style Camp
May 10 - Mother's Day Dance Fitness Pop Up with Yasmin Goodman & Robin Bandura
May 19 - Dynamic Strength & Movement with Alex Stoddart

See below for details on all events!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday, May 4
10am to 2pm
INSPIREfest
B Inspired's Spring Wellness Festival
co-hosted by
B Inspired and Kismet Cowork
GET INFO and BUY TICKETS

Founders of B Inspired, Liz Harris and Amy Carolla, will be hosting their annual spring wellness festival, InspireFest, at Kismet Cowork in Manayunk. This season’s exciting, 4-hour event will feature a morning of exercise and meditation and a chance to learn about the newest wellness trends. Former Olympic Swimmer—Kate Ziegler, Principle PA Ballet Ballerina—Mayara Piniero, Meditation Specialist—Luna Maye, and Former All-American Lacrosse Player— Joey Sankey will all be in attendance and participate and lead various aspects of the festival.

Location: Kismet Cowork - Manayunk 4320 Main Street Philadelphia, PA .


May 4 to 11
Annual Mother's Day Sale
10% off any session based services which are 5, 10, and 20 packs of private or semi private training as well as the 10, 25 and 40 pack of group fitness classes.
Prices will be reduced online for the duration of the sale for the convenience of online purchasing and gift cards.

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POP UP CLASSES

Mother's Day Dance Fitness
With Yasmin Goodman and Robin Bandura
Friday, May 10
10:30am - 11:30am

TONE IT UP!

Swing your hips into shape while toning your thighs, abs, and arms. This energetic class is designed for all fitness levels and promises to tone YOU up while you dance your heart out.

Class begins with a warm-up and continues with a strengthening section for those trouble spots! All warmed up and ready to go, the next part of the class is a cardiovascular workout, the opportunity to dance our way into fitness bliss. Finally, before we conclude our workout, the cool down section allows us to lower our heart rate and stretch out any tightness before launching ourselves back into life!

Yasmin Goodman trained extensively in gymnastics and in Shotokan Karate before turning to dance. She studied at Temple University and with top area jazz teachers in our area. For the past 30+ years, she has taught and performed in the Philadelphia area. She began her career teaching fitness class for the Main Line YMCA (now Haverford YMCA) in 1981where she inspiring hundreds of participants to TONE IT UP! She co-founded and directed the YAZZU DANCE Co., a performance company that allowed new dance talent and acclaimed professionals to showcase their work. Since 1999, she has been teaching jazz dance at Bryn Mawr motivating dancers with her energetic style. Yasmin is passionate about fitness and dance and is committed to each person’s physical wellbeing and full self-expression on the dance floor.

Registration in Mindbody opens 4/26 (2 weeks in advance).
However if you would like to preregister, email info@balancech.com!


Dynamic Strength & Movement
With Alexandra Stoddart
Sunday, May 19
10:30am - 11:30am

A hybrid class featuring a blend of dynamic stretching, yoga inspired movements, and focused deep core work. The goal of the class is to mobilize your joints, strengthen your stabilizer muscles and improve your posture.

Registration in Mindbody opens 5/5 (2 weeks in advance).
However if you would like to preregister, email info@balancech.com!


SPRING CYCLING CLASSICS
Tuesdays at 6am with Eric Schneider

Join Eric for the 6 Tuesdays to ride the famous Spring Classic one day bicycle races. These are races which go back 50 years or more, often featuring steep, punchy climbs and old cobbled roads. You will get to ride these in the comfort of Balance’s cycling studio rather than fighting the wind and rain which is typical in Europe this time of year, but the effort will be heroic none the less.

We have 6 rides back to back and anyone completing all 6 will receive a guaranteed reservation in our Tour De France Cycling Series and a free pass + one buddy pass to experience any one our new Small Group Training Sessions.

Here’s the schedule:
3/26 Milan San Remo, Italy
4/9 Tour of Flanders, Belgium
4/16 Paris Roubaix, France
4/23 Amstel Gold, The Netherlands
4/30 Fleche Wallone, Belgium
5/7 Liege Bastogne Liege, Belgium


RESERVE CLASSES

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BALANCE WORKSHOPS
(Workshops are open for reservation 2 weeks prior to the event. Contact the studio if you want to early register using your group fitness package or purchase a class.)


Sleep 101: The Science of Good Sleep
with Amanda Swain MD and Jacqueline Kloss Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 1
7:00 - 8:00 PM


Sleep is as essential to our health as the water we drink and the food we eat. Integrating psychology and medicine, this class will help you better understand the fundamentals of sleep and how it changes over the lifespan. We'll discuss common misconceptions about sleep, cutting edge research, and scientific strategies for enhancing sleep health.

Jacqueline D. Kloss, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who practices behavioral sleep medicine at Bryn Mawr Psychological Associates. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program. Dr. Kloss is currently leading a study a NIH- sponsored study on women and sleep throughout the reproductive years. She has also published numerous articles, chapters, and books in the areas of sleep, insomnia, and women’s health. Her goal is to help others achieve their optimal sleep health!

Amanda Finegold Swain, MD is a primary care physician who has trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI). In her primary care practice at the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Service she explores the intersections of sleep and wellness. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she hopes to train the next generation of doctors to know more about sleep!

RESERVE CLASSES

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Our FALL INSPIRED ADVENTURE is taking us to MAINE!

Trip Dates: October 16 - 20

If you are interested in trying out an Inspired Adventure, this is the perfect trip for you! The six week training program will get you in stellar shape to take on the interesting and beautiful terrain in Acadia National Park. We will be staying together in homes in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Each day we will hike (optional trail running), bike, and partake in yoga and active recovery with Alex Brazinski. We will also be preparing our own healthy meals.

Training Dates:
6 Week Maine Adventure training program begins September 3 to October 15


TRAINING PROGRAM

TRIP ITINERARY

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