You know how yoga is great but doesn’t provide a lot of cardio? Or are you one of those cyclist types who can ride up and down mountains without breaking a sweat but snaps in two if you try to touch your toes? Yeah, I’ve got no idea what I’m talking about, but Gabriella Boston does.
Gabriella is a reformed journalist who indulges her lifelong passion for mind-body fitness work by teaching the rest of us and recently started a new class at Results Capitol Hill called Revolution Yoga.
Personally, I’ve put all my eggs in the “human cloning will provide me a replacement body when I turn 60” basket, but many of you are sticking with this fitness fad. I can’t help but noticing the many yoga mats about town while others keep going on these ridiculously long bike rides just to end up at the same spot. So if one of these two describes you, and you want to diversify your workout a bit, Revolution Yoga might be for you.
Revolution Yoga is a hybrid class of 45 minutes of calorie burning indoor cycling followed by 45 minutes of complimentary yoga focusing on upper body strength and full body stretching. While the cycling is targeted to burning off 500 calories, Gabriella burns 600 or so and even has a regular who routinely tops 800 in the first session. Plus, the use of breath and meditation allows participants to calm their mind, so they’ll have that going for them. Which is good.
This combination of cycling and yoga has been spotted in New York and Los Angeles, but is comparatively new for Washington, DC. You know, like cupcakes five years ago.
As, quite obviously, I would have next to no credibility evaluating such a program, I turned to my good friend Jenni Lancaster, who struggles valiantly against the natural human state of gradual decay and, as such, takes Revolution Yoga. As she puts it, “I love Gabriella’s class because I am able to get really warmed up doing super intense cycle class before going to get a great stretch with yoga. Gabriella’s energy is fantastic and she really motivates me to work as hard as I can.”
Revolution Yoga is taught at Results on Friday at 9:45 am and
Saturday Sunday at 8:30 am and lasts 90 minutes.