500 hour – registered Yoga Teacher – Carol Daly

Congratulations to Carol Daly for completing her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training this past fall.

Carol completed 200 hour yoga teacher training with Fannie Hungerford in 2015 and an additional 300 hours of teacher training at the Himalayan Institute in 2018.  Carol’s approach to teaching yoga draws from traditional yoga theory and contemporary knowledge of the mind and body.

You can benefit from Carol’s instruction in classes offered at the First Street Community Center on Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Thursday mornings 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM or Saturday mornings 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Yoga – for the New Year – 2019

Saturday Yoga is back – starting Saturday, January 12th at 10:00 AM

Work towards your personal goal of a healthier lifestyle by participating in weekly yoga classes. Join us for a Hatha Yoga class that includes gentle flow through classic postures combined with mindful breathing (pranayama) to help you develop a healthy body and calm mind.  Appropriate for all student levels.

Where: First Street Community Center, 2nd Floor – Studio A end of hall.

When: 6 week session begins Saturday, January 12 to February 16.

Instructors: Carol Daly and Mariah Andrews

Fees: $12.00 drop-in, $60.00 for 6 weeks, $120.00 for 12 weeks

January 2019 – see Class Info Yoga Classes for details and to pre-register

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.

Click Here For Yoga Class Info

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. 

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.