On Friday, April 3 ViPR Group Exercise joins the World Health class schedule.
Standing for Vitality, Performance and Re-conditioning, ViPR is a full-body strength training and cardio workout designed around three planes of movement to train the whole body at once and burn maximum calories. This class uses the natural movement patterns of life and adds the weighted resistance of the ViPR to create a functionally strong and lean body.
ViPR was inspired by farm kids who moved with load in daily life and who were stronger than any other competitors in sport. Agility and strength come from moving the body in a multitude of purposeful tasks with load, just like back on the farm.
In class, you’ll move from your nose to your toes while driving from the hips, keeping your spine long and reaching with your scapula. Your muscles will experience the strength training benefits of a traditional barbell/dumbbell class mixed with the body-lengthening feeling of yoga.
The ViPR itself is a weighted tube with handles. Depending on your grip and movement, it can mimic the utility of seven tools: barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell, stability ball, medicine ball, balance device, and speed ladder.
With the option of 9,000 different exercises, ViPR Group Exercise will make you Movement Strong. It is a versatile tool that is adaptable for beginner up to elite fitness levels since movements can start small and progress to the full expression once you are ready. Get fit for life with ViPR.
The World Health class schedule will feature both ViPR 3D and ViPR Athletic:
What is ViPR 3D?
ViPR 3D was created with the traditional group fitness participant in mind. It was designed to bridge the gap between linear, traditional strength training and whole-body integrated training using ViPR, by combining the best of both worlds. The whole class is working together in unison and transition between movements smoothly with an instructor.
What is ViPR Athletic?
ViPR Athletic was created for the more athletic population. Each Challenge provides an enjoyable and unique experience, and the circuits were formatted to improve various energy systems with the intent of helping the users become better fat and carbohydrate burners. It is not synchronized to music, but instead focuses on timed intervals in a circuit format where participants push themselves to their own limit and control their own pace.
Currently available at Bay Club, ViPR will launch at all World Health Calgary locations on Friday, April 3. Check your club’s group exercise schedule to find class times and sign up for a ViPR class.