Yoga Brew Event Fireflow

Yoga Brew

The Coffee: Sand & Steel’s Signature Reusable Tumbler filled Starbucks Winter Blend Coffee.

The Yoga: Light up your Yoga Practice with Paul’s Fireflow Yoga.  Fireflow unique design makes it approachable to beginners, while retaining many of the challenges of the Astanga & Rocket Sequences.  Learn to float, stretch, and sweat as Paul turns up the heat in Fireflow.

Yoga for Strength Athletes & Powerlifters

Yoga for Strength Athletes & Powerlifters

This post is designed for two types of readers.  Strength athletes — men and women that want to do yoga to gain range of motion and flexibility.  It’s a wake-up call to all those bendy, skinny yoga teachers who struggle working with strength athletes.  For my fellow yoga teachers, I’ll warn you that some of comments in this post will be a shock to you.  I know you don’t have many people like me in your classes, and you should be wondering why.  This post is all about the #blindprejudice some yoga teachers have against strength athletes and powerlifters.

Yoga Classes Alexandria VA Alignment 88 Base Pose Class

Yoga Alexandria Alignment 88 Class

Master the 88 base poses of yoga. Each base pose in yoga has 10-20 variations. We systematically find the best variation for you during the alignment yoga class. Each class features 15 unique poses that teach and modify for you. Once you know your variation of each pose, we flow the poses together into an individual crafted yoga vinyasa. Alignment 88 is uniquely designed to be challenging even for certified yoga teachers, while still being approachable to the absolute beginner.

Yoga Grip Socks Workouts

Great Soles Grip Yoga Socks

Great Soles Yoga Gripper Socks

Excellent for personal training, mobility, and yoga.  These socks have a grippy bottom that protects against slipping.  They are very light breathable socks.

Top 7 Book on Fitness, Yoga, CrossFit

Books on Yoga Personal Training Mobility Strength CrossFit

I’ve been reading books on Yoga, CrossFit, and Movement for 10 years. Here is my review of the top 200 books on books on CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Mobility and Personal Training. Study your craft. Treat personal training as a profession, and your clients will treat you like a professional. There is always more to learn.  

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Yoga Classes

Yoga Vinyasa Flow Classes

Our Yoga classes utilize vinyasa-style yoga (flow-based).   In our Alexandria VA studio, we have classes featuring specific skill work: e.g. Standing Balance, Backbend, Forward Fold, Arm Balance, Hip Opener, Core Strength, Twists, or Inversions.  Other classes utilize the Bikram style sequencing, Asthanga sequencing, Iyengar sequencing, or Rocket style sequencing.  Modifications are provided for newer yogis.

Yoga Iyengar- Standing Bow Pose - Dancer - Natarajasana

Yoga Private Lessons in Alexandria

One-on-one sessions allow us to craft the yoga flows and asanas to your unique goals and improve your weaknesses.  Build range of motion, balances, and dramatically improve recovery with our private yoga sessions.  We offer customized sessions based on Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Rocket, Iyengar, Yin, and Animal Flow.

Yoga Flows Yoga Poses Asanas

Yoga Poses, Yoga Flows, and Asanas for Strength & Power Athletes

Paul on Yoga. Through my practice of Yoga, I have mastered techniques like the handstand and forearms balances. Yoga has brought me strength that I could never develop from weight lifting alone. When I teach private yoga, I customize the lesson to the individual. Unlike other teachers who force you to conform to their program, we write a program designed for you.

Yoga Adjustment Private Yoga Lessons

Yoga Adjustment to Improve your Health

Practicing yoga is a deeply intimate, personal experience, which is why many people choose to start a home practice. This is where you get to be one with your body. It’s a place to move into the breath and release tension in the muscles that so easily gather throughout your days. To really let go, though, you need a little help from someone else; you need a yoga adjustment.

CrossFit Newsletter on Mobility, Yoga, Nutrition, & Strength

Newsletter on CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, Nutrition & Strength

The Sand & Steel Newsletter is written by Personal Trainers for Personal Trainers.  Our articles feature in-depth curated content on Mobility, Nutrition, and Strength.  Our Mission is simple: provide the best written, research based articles on personal training and fitness available.  Newsletter subscriptions are open to current clients, personal trainers, and those aspiring to improve their health and fitness.

Mobility, Flexibility, Yoga, and Guided Partner Stretching

Mobility vs Flexibility vs Yoga vs Stretching

Paul breaks down the differences between mobility, flexibility, yoga, and stretching in careful detail.  Without sufficient mobility you cannot be all that you wish to be.  This applies whether your chosen craft is golf, strength training, CrossFit, or endurance running.  You are not as efficient as a runner, you are more likely to get injured as a golfer, and will be slower in CrossFit. Here’s how to improve your mobility…

TRWB Yoga CrossFit

TRWB Membership

Team Red White and Blue Membership for Sand and Steel CrossFit and Yoga Alignment (TRWB) Classes.  Register for free classes.

Personal Trainer 2 Pack

Personal Trainer 2 Pack

The Personal Trainer 2 Pack gives you 2 sessions of your choice: Personal Training, Boxing, Yoga, Nutrition, Mobility, etc.  Your personal training program in Alexandria VA  | Springfield VA will be designed according to your goals and fitness level.   We will customize your program to help you move better, lose weight, build strength, etc.   We build our programs to improve your health first.  Looking better is a byproduct a healthy, good-moving body.  We work seniors & older adults, Retired Military, and people that need to lose 100+ pounds.  We specialize in helping people with mobility restrictions and previous injuries.  Weight loss programs, powerlifting, strength training for runners, we do it all.

Starter Pack Group Fitness Classes 4 Pack

Starter Pack Group Training

New Member Package including 4 Group Classes in Alexandria VA | Springfield VA location.  Book any group class including: CrossFit, CoreFit with TRX, Yoga Flow, Yoga Alignment, Powerlifting, Beyond Stretch, Olympic Lifting, and SeniorFit. Not sure which of our fitness classes is best for your goals? Just call or email us and we’ll help you decide. We design our fitness classes so that they are safe for new members. Special attention is paid to fundamentals and quality of movement.

Try a Free Class

Try a Free Class

Want to try a free class at Sand and Steel?  We have free trial classes in CrossFit, CoreFit, Yoga, Beyond Stretch, and SeniorFit.  Get your free class today.

24 Class Pack Group Classes

Group Classes 24 Pack

24 Group Classes in Alexandria VA | Springfield VA.  Book any group class including: CrossFit, CoreFit with TRX, Yoga Flow, Yoga Alignment, Powerlifting, Mobility TuneUp, Olympic Lifting, and SeniorFit.

Personal Training Alexandria VA 5 Pack

Personal Trainer 5-Pack

The Personal Trainer 5 Pack includes 5 private sessions of your choice: Personal Training, Boxing, Yoga, Nutrition, Mobility, etc.  Your personal training program in Alexandria VA  | Springfield VA will be designed according to your goals and fitness level.   We will customize your program to help you move better, lose weight, build strength, etc.   We build our programs to improve your health first.  Looking better is a byproduct a healthy, good-moving body.  We work seniors & older adults, Retired Military, and people that need to lose 100+ pounds.  We specialize in helping people with mobility restrictions and previous injuries.  Weight loss programs, powerlifting, strength training for runners, we do it all.

Private CrossFit Coaching - Ring Row and Wall Walkers Square

Private CrossFit Coaching: Building a Perfect WOD

Private CrossFit Coaching vs Group Class CrossFit in our Alexandria VA Box.  CrossFit classes are super fun and you get to compete with your peers to help you stay motivated.  But have you ever tried a Private CrossFit session?  Picture it, a custom scaled and coached CrossFit WOD — handcrafted to your goals and unique mobility.  Here’s how we build those WODs (workouts out of the day) and how our Private CrossFit Coaching works.

Group Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Classes

Our Group Fitness Classes in Alexandria VA include: CrossFit, CoreFit with TRX, Yoga Flow, Yoga Alignment, Powerlifting, Mobility TuneUp, Olympic Lifting, and SeniorFit.

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