Introducing Poise Punch

Starting this week, you may have noticed a new addition to the Studio Poise schedule - Poise Punch debuted and we're so excited for you to give it a try! This class is very different from what you might be used to from our studio, so we grabbed Danielle for a quick Q&A about this new offering. Read on to get the scoop on the new class, and come to the studio yourself to give it a try! 

New Class Highlights: Barre Belles

Have you heard the buzz about the newest addition to the Studio Poise schedule? Barre Belles debuted on August 3rd, and it's getting AWESOME reviews and garnering quite the wait list! Barre Belles is the North Shore's FIRST strength training/barre fusion class.

Tip Tuesdays: Combining classes

While every class offering at Studio Poised is designed to be a full body workout, you can take your fitness to the next level by combining classes. Today's Tip Tuesday is all about how to strategically double or even triple up your classes to help achieve your fitness goals in record time!

Every class at Studio Poise will give you a great workout, but they do so in a number of different ways. We offer classes that are start to finish cardio blasts, but we also feature classes that focus in on toning or strength. Trust us, no matter how you build your schedule, you will see results from taking our classes. But if you've hit a plateau in your fitness goals, if you feel like you're stuck in a rut, or if you want to shake things up and push yourself further, combining classes for a double or triple session will seriously accelerate your results.

We don't advocate just combining any old classes for a double or triple, though. There's a way to strategically combine classes to hit on the different types of fitness. Sure, you could just stack cardio classes on top of each other, but that won't give you the same results as mixing up cardio, strength, and toning classes.

Today's blog is kicking off a series that we'll continue to feature throughout the month of November, highlighting some of our favorite double and triple combinations. These classes have been selected by our phenomenal Instructress team, building on principles of fitness and personal training to ensure that we're helping #poisenation to get the results you deserve. This blog series will run in conjunction with our November "Try 2 or a Few" challenge, which rewards your extra efforts with great prizes and a chance to win a month of free unlimited classes. You can register at any time throughout the month! Email Danielle if you want to get in on the fun.

To kick off the series, we just had to feature the one and only #OGDouble. Danielle's Tuesday Double has been on the schedule since Studio Poise opened its doors, and it remains a favorite among loyal Poisers. This combo has endured for three years for a reason - it hits the perfect combination of strengthening and cardio to deliver maximum results in less than ninety minutes. 

By kicking off the double with Poise Xpress, you're getting your body warmed up and ready to go. Over the forty minutes on the mat, you'll work on strengthening and toning every major muscle group. You'll see improvements in your flexibility, and your core will become stronger. Poise will also help you to focus on your breathing. Zumba, in contrast, is a cardiovascular workout that gets you moving. You'll see higher heart rates in the second half of this double, and higher impact moves. Carry some of the Poise techniques into Zumba for an even better workout -- keep your core engaged while busting out those dance moves and you won't believe the results on your waistline!

This double is so popular because it gives you great results without being too physically taxing. You should avoid taking two high-impact classes in a row, especially if you're recovering from an injury or have weaker joints. This double combines a low-impact Poise mat routine with the high-impact dance cardio in Zumba. Best of all, the results don't end when you finish your Zumba cool down! The combination of cardio and strength training will kick your metabolism into overdrive, and you'll see increased caloric afterburn in the 12-24 hours following your class.

Join us tonight and every Tuesday for Danielle's #OGDouble, and stay tuned for more featured double and triple class combinations in the coming weeks!

Introducing SPiit!

Have you heard the buzz around Studio Poise about our newest class addition? SPiit makes its debut tomorrow and we are so excited for PoiseNation to give it a try! Wondering what you're in for? 

SPiit takes the tried and true Poise Method and integrates HIIT principles - High Intensity Interval Training. This method involves short, intense bursts of activity, followed by a less intense recovery interval. The result? Thanks to the technique's ability to get your heart rate going, you'll see increased fat burning in shorter amounts of time - and you'll keep that burn going even after you've left the studio. The so-called "afterburn" experienced with HIIT classes means your body continues to work through your recovery - for as long as 24 hours after the class! 

Translation? If you're crunched for time, SPiit is your best bet - it delivers serious impact in less time! 

SPiit follows the traditional Poise cycle. You'll work through abs, legs, planks & push ups, glutes and arms -- no body part left behind. The goal of this type of interval training is to burn fat without reducing muscle mass, so we'll be using heavier weights for some exercises - 5, 8, and 10 pound dumbbell options will be available. 

Janie Soehl of Mind Body Soehl Fitness worked with Danielle to develop this new addition to our schedule, and she'll be teaching her first classes this week! You can try SPiit on Tuesdays at 5:15pm and Wednesdays at 5:30am with Janie. You can also take the class with Erica on Thursdays at 7pm, and watch for more additions with the rest of our fabulous intructress team in the coming weeks! 

Excited to give this new class a try? We are too, and we've got a class special to help you out!

We love a good promo, and we're excited to announce that we've extended our "We Dance as One" promotion through Wednesday, October 7

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month - and our favorite color! - we're giving back to our favorite charity while also giving #poisenation a great deal. It's a win-win!

This promotion includes 10 classes (to be used on any class offered on the schedule), plus a bonus Studio class and Xpress class - 12 classes total, for only $110 (a $145 value).

Having trouble finding the package? We got some feedback that the promotion was a little hard to track down. 

If you are on the website version of our schedule, click on "Online Store," then on "Contracts/Packages." The "We Dance As One" series is the final item in the drop down menu next to "Select your Monthly Auto-Pay" option.

If you are accessing the online store from your app, select the navigation menu from the top left corner of your screen, then select "Buy Services." The "We Dance As One" series is the fourth item listed under "Any Class Passes."

If you have any trouble finding or buying the promotion, email claudia@studio-poise.com or danielle@studio-poise.com, and we'll help you out!