Personal training

Yoga Belgravia

Why do we offer yoga at re:sculpt?

At re:sculpt personal training, one of our fundamental beliefs is that we should all aim to experience “all-round” fitness. What do we mean by this? We believe you should use different forms of exercise regularly within your workout training, so that you use different muscles in varying ways, and continue to challenge your body and your mind. We call it hybrid fitness training, and it helps prevent injury, burnout, boredom, and plateauing of fitness levels. 

Yoga is a really great form of low-impact exercise, that builds strength, stretches muscles, mobilises joints, and helps to reset and focus your mind. It is a great addition to any active lifestyle, letting you exercise in an effective and positive style of movement, without putting too much stress on your joints. Yoga is also a great style of exercise for absolutely any fitness ability. So, whether you’re a complete beginner, or advanced practitioner, there will always be something for you to gain from a yoga session.

Benefits of Yoga 

Muscle toning – 

Whether you’re flowing through poses, or holding positions for a longer period of time, you will be working and strengthening your muscles. You may even experience “the shakes”! Don’t be fooled by the calm expressions on everyone’s faces when they practice yoga, you can be fully challenged physically.

Mental wellbeing – 

The practice of yoga involves focusing on your breath as you move. This can have a positive influence on your state of mind and mental health. You’ll finish your yoga session feeling calmer and more grounded.

Physical wellbeing – 

Yoga can benefit heart health, ease arthritic symptoms, and can help with issues such as back pain, inflammation, and joint pain. Yoga is a low impact, and low stress form of exercise recommended by healthcare professionals to aid a variety of physical problems.

Flexibility – 

Many poses in yoga will challenge and improve your flexibility, of your joints and muscles. This is great for easing tension and for helping in everyday functional movements as we age.

Core strength and balance –

With regular practice, yoga will help develop your core strength and improve your balance skills. You’ll notice the countless positive effects these benefits will bring to your everyday life.

Why do we offer yoga at re:sculpt?

At re:sculpt personal training, one of our fundamental beliefs is that we should all aim to experience “all-round” fitness. What do we mean by this? We believe you should use different forms of exercise regularly within your workout training, so that you use different muscles in varying ways, and continue to challenge your body and your mind. We call it hybrid fitness training, and it helps prevent injury, burnout, boredom, and plateauing of fitness levels. 

Yoga is a really great form of low-impact exercise, that builds strength, stretches muscles, mobilises joints, and helps to reset and focus your mind. It is a great addition to any active lifestyle, letting you exercise in an effective and positive style of movement, without putting too much stress on your joints. Yoga is also a great style of exercise for absolutely any fitness ability. So, whether you’re a complete beginner, or advanced practitioner, there will always be something for you to gain from a yoga session.

About the instructor – Yoga Belgravia

Lucie Horsfall is one of re:sculpt’s certified yoga instructors, who offers both revitalising Vinyasa flows and calming Hatha yoga practices, incorporating breath work and utilising both the body and mind. Lucie is passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others, so that they can experience the wonderful flow of movement throughout their bodies, helping them to connect with their breath and ground themselves both physically and mentally. 

A professionally trained musical theatre performer currently performing in Wicked the musical in London’s West End, Lucie has a gorgeous, warm and relatable personality. She has extensive knowledge on the demands we can put our bodies through, physically and mentally, and brings this understanding to her yoga instruction. With a refreshingly open outlook and attitude towards life, Lucie offers yoga sessions which are enjoyable and a great addition to your self-care and wellbeing practices. A class with Lucie will leave you feeling more positive, focused and calm.

A fun fact about Lucie, she loves to hang upside down. So, in her own yoga practice you’ll find her attempting all-sorts of weird and wonderful poses that challenge her centre of gravity!

FAQs Yoga in Belgravia

Can I practice yoga if I’m pregnant?

The short answer is “yes”. Yoga can help ease discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as back pain and leg pain. It can also help lower anxiety levels and help with sleeplessness. Always check with your GP or qualified medical practitioner before undertaking exercise when pregnant, and ensure your instructor has full knowledge of the “dos and don’ts” for pregnant women before joining in a class.

Should I join in yoga if I have an injury?

This really depends on the injury you have. Yoga can be a fantastic form of rehabilitation exercise as it is low impact and can be modified to all levels. However, you should aways get clear advice from a medical professional on your injury and what you can do and what you should be avoiding as you work towards full recovery. There may be some styles of yoga class that will be absolutely brilliant for your healing process, and others that just won’t be suitable right now.

Do I need to bring any equipment to my yoga session?

We would recommend having your own yoga mat, and this doesn’t need to be a top of the range, eye-wateringly priced one. Any yoga mat will suffice to start off with. It can also be a good idea to have a small hand towel with you and a bottle of water.

Do I need any previous experience or a certain level of fitness to join in?

Absolutely not. The great thing about yoga is that anyone can do it. Every pose can be modified, and every single person who joins in will gain some benefit from the practice. Yoga is one of the most “welcoming” forms of fitness there is. You won’t find any judgement, just acceptance, everyone is there to experience the positivity and overall feeling of wellness that yoga brings you.

How much space do I need when practicing yoga? 

You need the space for a yoga mat, and that’s it. Your whole yoga workout takes place on the mat and doesn’t move around the room. This makes it one of the most accessible forms of fitness there is. You will need space to raise your arms overhead, so take care of any ceiling lights that are low-hanging, but other than that, you’re good to go. Even pets are welcome on the mat 🙂