The Formula was inspired by our own fitness journey...
Most gyms only offer traditional fitness equipment and classes while neglecting the most important factor in practicing a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition. While you can usually acquire these services and nutritional dietary supplements from your local, big box gym, most don’t offer high quality, locally sourced cold-pressed juices and ready-made meals on site.
We are NOT just exercise. This is not your average gym.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. In one Zumba class a person can burn between 500-1000 calories depending on the energy the individual puts into the class. The music comes from the following dance styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton, soca, samba, hip hop music, axé music and tango.
Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga that links various poses together in flow-like movements - typically holding a pose with each inhale and each exhale. The breath is used to keep the pace of the transitions and also keep one's awareness on the present moment and self. This emphasis on breath and presence throughout yoga is also referred to as "moving meditation" and offers the same mental and emotional benefits from a sitting meditation but with the added benefits of building physical strength and flexibility.
Jany Slay's classes aim to unwind tight bodies and stressed out minds, uplift heartbeats and moods, and unite breath with movement. She offers modifications for each pose so that every student can take what they need from their practice, whether it be mindful rest, focused challenge, or lighthearted play. Her goal for each class is to create a safe space for students to explore new shapes with their bodies while cultivating more kindness and gratitude for themselves and others.
Tabata training is one of the most popular forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). It consists of eight rounds of ultra-high-intensity exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off interval. Tabata burns a lot of calories and provides a killer full-body anaerobic and aerobic workout. Tabata training also improves athletic performance, improves glucose metabolism, and acts as an excellent catalyst for fat burning. The Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) effect is off the charts for Tabata Training.
Cardio Strength Training
Cardio strength training (CST) solves both fat loss and gaining lean muscle mass with simple, fast, and effective workouts to help you "kill two birds with one stone." When you gain muscle, it raises your heart rate, which helps you burn fat faster. CST includes circuits, timed sets, Tabata, intervals, plyometrics, and calisthenics all while incorporating the use of weights and sandbags. Circuits include pull-ups, pushups, burpess, squats, etc. CST is done in a group fitness environment with an instructor leading class while correcting form and perfecting technique.
Myofascial injury prevention
Myofascial release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure and employing long-stretching strokes of the Myofascial connective tissue to help eliminate pain and reduce post-workout muscle soreness using foam rollers and bands.
Because fitness must also include general wellness we have acquired the services of The Formula friend, Lee Ockenden to provide occasional assistance and counsel to our members for their struggles with anxiety and panic disorder.
Lee Ockenden is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Davis, CA, working with couples families, individuals, and adolescents. Lee has been in practice as a psychotherapist for 11 years. Lee is also the Clinical Director for Life Compass Coaching and Counseling in Davis.
"When I hear of someone or meet someone who has suffered from long-term generalized anxiety or Panic Attacks I feel a sense of urgency to make changes early on. There is simply no reason why a person should suffer with either of these debilitating clusters of symptoms." - Lee Ockenden
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) with regard to massage therapy and athletes: "Massage acts to improve performance, reduce pain, prevent injury, encourage focus and shorten recovery time."
The Formula will be offering Swedish, Shiatsu, DTF, (Deep Transverse Friction) and sports massage. Our focus will be primarily on sports massage and the prevention of injury with a unique formula of pre- and post-event massage therapy.
Certified Massage Therapist Quantreal Nixon and his massage therapy services will be available right in-house for your convenience.