TYPES OF CLASSES
To join a class at Balanced Studio, there is NO level of fitness/health required. Please notify us before coming so that we can facilitate to your needs and create a safe, fun experience for you.
The Flow class is based on creating more softness in the body, learning ways to actively mobilise, loosen up stagnation and learn patterns that prime the body in order to move more efficiently. We will teach you floor work, partner work, rhythmic patterns and games to stimulate increased awareness and flow in the system.
The Strength class will help to build a structure that is resistant to injury and strong from the inside out. We use primal patterns such as bending, lunging, squatting, pushing, pulling and twisting to teach the body how to be strong as well as highly functional. Using techniques from corrective exercise and alignment, gymnastics strength training as well as getting your body strong in less usual ways. This class is the highest intensity session that we run at the studio.
The Back Care class is limited to 10 people. We work closely with the bodies inner unit, increasing our awareness of the deep helping muscles that connect our body and help us more correctly, efficiently and pain free.
The Restorative class will have you floating out of the studio feeling open, soft and ready for bed. This is for anyone who needs to stretch out, de-stress the system, restore flow and energy back to the body. In the Restorative class we use techniques from yoga, Feldenkrais, and “working in” methods.
"I have been training with Nic since 2007. To have been a part of balanced studio from the beginning is an honour. I think Nic is different from any other Personal trainer I have encountered. He makes an effort to know what is going on in your body, and has put years of study into his field. He has been a big influence on me in my whole life, from how I eat and move to my thought process and how I perform under pressure situations. With the surfing that I do, I need a trainer who really knows the manoeuvres I do and the strengthening that I need in order to achieve certain things, and Nic knows exactly that. In recent times my surfing coach, and sponsors alike have noticed a huge difference in my surfing, for the better, and now that I have grown a lot, we have been able to really push my training and take it to a higher level, which has been an exciting journey, which will continue for years to come. I feel very lucky that I have partnered up with Nic as not only a personal trainer, but also as a life coach.”
– Letty Mortenson, Professional Surfer