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Top left, Devon Olberding, left, Jen Zimmerman Bronder, center, Carol Daly, right, Ann Fleckensteing - Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage studios

Experienced Yoga Instructors Make Yoga Fun & Welcoming

What sets yoga at First Street Community Center apart from yoga at other studios?  The answer is our yoga teachers!

Collectively our teachers, Jen Zimmerman-Bronder, Ann Fleckenstein, Devon Olberding, and Carol Daly, have over 1300 teacher training hours, 10 years of teaching yoga, and experience teaching at local yoga studios in Iowa City, Solon, North Liberty, and Cedar Rapids and nationally/internationally at yoga retreats in Colorado, Costa Rica, and Indonesia.  

Elliott’s Uptown Fitness hosts yoga classes at the First Street Community Center (FSCC). Yoga classes at FSCC range from Kids Yoga to Gentle Yoga to Hatha Yoga for all ability levels. The setting at FSCC is spacious with room for up to a dozen or more students to fit comfortably. Yoga mats and props are provided on site as well.

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Devon Olberding- Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios
Devon Olberding – Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios

Devon Olberding: Devon has been a spinning instructor at Elliott’s Uptown Fitness for over five years. She has also taught fitness and dance classes for several years in the Mount Vernon area.

As a mother of four active kids, she is passionate about mindfulness at a young age. Her kids yoga classes focus on movements, postures, and breathing that integrate mind and body in a fun and engaging way. She is certified in KAY Kids Yoga, TRX, and is also nearing completion of her Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach Certification.

Devon loves inspiring people of all ages to live happier, healthier lives.


Jen Zimmerman Bronder - Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios
Jen Zimmerman Bronder- Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios

Jen Zimmerman Bronder, RYT-200:  Jen teaches Hatha yoga which is influenced by two trainings, one in the Anusara Yoga style and the other in the Para Yoga style.

Her classes blend the physical poses with breath work and meditation. She continues to expand her knowledge by attending workshops and trainings that focus on the healing, therapeutic aspects of yoga.


Ann Fleckenstein - Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios
Ann Fleckenstein – Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios

Ann Fleckenstein, RYT-200:  Ann specializes in Hatha yoga which focuses on physical exercise for flexibility, strength, balance, concentration and relaxation. Breathing techniques and meditation are also part of her class offerings.

Ann is a registered yoga teacher and completed her yoga instruction through the California based Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-200). In addition to the practice of hatha yoga, Ann also brings insight and instruction into Patanjali’s eight limb path of yoga which offers guidelines for “yoga as an entire lifestyle”.

Ann enjoys teaching and learning, and being able to bring yoga to the community in a way that makes yoga attainable for all levels of students.


Carol Daly - Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios
Carol Daly – Photo by Lisa Lewis from Envisage Studios

Carol Daly, DPT, RYT-200:  Carol grew up in a home where her mom practiced yoga and meditation. Those early experiences influenced her own personal practice of yoga and established yoga as a life-time strategy for health and well-being.

As a licensed physical therapist, Carol has combined her understanding of movement science with the ancient teachings of yoga to help her clients learn and relearn how to move again. Carol completed yoga teacher training with Fannie Hungerford in 2015 and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). She will complete an additional 300 hours of teacher training and receive her RYT-500 designation at the Himalayan Institute in October.

Carol’s yoga teacher training draws from traditional yoga theory and contemporary knowledge of the mind and body to encompass the complete scope of yoga. Carol’s strongest held belief is that yoga is accessible to all who are interested in giving it a try.

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Cardio Kick – Great Deals to get you in shape

It’s time for a new session of Cardio Kickboxing/Circuit Class at Elliott’s Uptown Fitness! 

We have some great deals for the first week of the session (October 8th, 10th and 12th).  You are not going to want to miss out!

  • If you are a current kickboxer at Elliott’s, and you bring a new friend, for the upcoming 6 week session, on any day next week, you will receive 3 free punches on your punch card (if you are a punch card person)
  • If you are a current kickboxer at Elliott’s and signing up for next session, if you bring a friend for next session, starting next week, you will only pay half the cost of your session. 

Also, your friend benefits because at the end of the session beginning Monday October 8, 2018 , there will be a drawing with all the other new friends for a FREE 6 week session! 

That’s right, 6 free classes.  These classes can be used once a week for 6 weeks, twice a week for 3 weeks or 3 times a week for 2 weeks.  It’s a win win for the both of you. 

Also, keep checking Facebook for our post about the new session coming up.  When you see us advertise for the new session, and you share it, you will go into a drawing for a free One Mission Tee of your choice. 

Speaking of free give aways…remember, each time you take a cardio kickboxing/circuit class:

  1. Check in at Elliott’s Fitness on Facebook
  2. Mention Cardio Kick/Circuit Class
  1. Write out the correct hashtag for that session (for example, last session was #freeonemissionhat)

          and be entered into a drawing for whatever free cool item we are giving away!!! 

Our instructors: Devon Olberding and Melissa Carnes create a fun and dynamic class that thoroughly works the upper body, lower body and core.

Classes are held: Monday and Friday 8:30-9:30 AM and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM.

(Inquire about possible child care options for Monday and Friday classes)

Cost: Classes are held over the course of a six week session.  Attending classes once a week is $60.00; twice a week is just $80.00; and three times a week is only $90.00.   You can also use a punch card at $100.00 for 10 sessions and come at times that are convenient for you. Pro-rating for classes in session is also an option. 

Where:
Inside the First Street building in Studio C, which is downstairs on our lowest level (under the gymnasium). It is easy to get there via the North parking lot, which is next to the football field and press box.  The Northwest entrance door at that level will be unlocked.

For more information, contact: Devon at devonmcd@hotmail.com or Melissa at makorfist@yahoo.com.

Come Roll Out Your Mat with us!

Our new Beginner Yoga Class is offered at 4:00 – 5:00 PM for the next 5 Sundays, on the second floor, Studio A, at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon.

Beginner classes are $10.00 per class or $50.00 for the remaining 5 week session.

Have you always wanted to try yoga but felt too intimidated to jump into a class?

Our expert yoga teachers, Carol Daly and Jen Zimmerman-Bronder will put you at ease as they guide you through the basic poses and body movements that make up the foundation of yoga. They will focus on the fundamentals of alignment, breathing and relaxation throughout the practice of classical yoga postures.

Please come join us and roll out a mat for a new beginning.

For additional information please contact Kelly May at: elliottsuptownfitness@gmail.com

Yoga News and New Yoga Classes!

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It is not too late to enroll in Beginning Yoga Sundays at 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

What is Restorative Yoga offered on the first Sunday of each month – see information below

Also, this week starts a new session of  Gentle Yoga on Tuesday morning, Evening Yoga on Tuesday evening, Rise and Shine Yoga Wednesday morning and Hatha Yoga on Thursday morning and Saturday morning.  

Description of Yoga Classes:

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Call Elliotts Uptown Fitness at 319.895.8060 or email elliottsuptownfitness@gmail.com.  We will pro-rate classes!

 

Fall into Exercise with Cardio Kick Classes this September

Cardio Kickboxing/Circuit at Elliott’s Fitness

This is a great time to fall back into good habits! For a total body workout join Elliott’s Uptown Fitness Cardio Kick Class.

This 2-part class begins with a cardio kickboxing segment that works the upper body through a series of punches and the lower torso through a series of dynamic kicking segments. The circuit training component is the second half of the class, consisting of timed stations for both strength and endurance.

TRX bands, trampoline, weighted hula hoop, boxing bags, medicine ball, Spri bands, equalizer bars and jump ropes are all incorporated to produce a total body workout.

Our instructors: Devon Olberding and Melissa Carnes create a fun and dynamic class that thoroughly works the upper body, lower body and core.

Classes are held: Monday and Friday 8:30-9:30 AM and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM.

(Inquire about possible child care options for Monday and Friday classes)

Cost: Classes are held over the course of a six week session.  Attending classes once a week is $60.00; twice a week is just $80.00; and three times a week is only $90.00.   You can also use a punch card at $100.00 for 10 sessions and come at times that are convenient for you. Pro-rating for classes in session is also an option. 

Where:
Inside the First Street building in Studio C, which is downstairs on our lowest level (under the gymnasium). It is easy to get there via the North parking lot, which is next to the football field and press box.  The Northwest entrance door at that level will be unlocked.

For more information, contact: Devon at devonmcd@hotmail.com or Melissa at makorfist@yahoo.com.

New Session Beginning and Monthly Restorative Class

New Yoga session begins this week, August 7 and runs for six-weeks through to September 13th.

The Tuesday 10:00 AM, Wednesday 6:00 AM and Thursday 10:00 AM begin this week
 
We will not run the Saturday morning and Tuesday evening sessions this time as many people seem to be on vacation and busy with summer activities.
The full schedule will return the third week of September.
Please email me with any questions or to request a registration form.
 
Dates for Restorative Yoga have been set for the rest of 2018. All  classes are the first Sunday of the month, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, 90 minutes. The cost is one class card punch or $15 for drop in.
 
           Sept. 2 – Jennifer Zimmerman-Bronder (JZB)
           Oct. 7   – Carol Daly (CD)
           Nov. 4   – JZB 
           Dec. 2   – CD
 
Class begins with gentle movement then moves into long held gentle restorative yoga poses and ends with yoga nidra for deep relaxation.  
We will be bringing many of the props with us so your early sign up will help us to plan ahead. Pre-register by the Friday noon prior to each scheduled session by contacting Kelly May at 319-895-8060 or email elliottsuptownfitness@gmail.com