Yoga for Athletes Cockeysville MD

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Towson II Bally Total Fitness
1 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Yoga

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White Marsh Bally Total Fitness
8221 Town Center Dr
Nottingham, MD
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Sauna, Tanning, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Tease Fitness
(410) 569-0003
3502 Woodsdale Rd Suite B
Abingdon, MD
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Exercise Studio, Pilates, Special Services, Yoga, Zumba

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Nicole Barr
(410) 205-9360
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Core/Functional
Schedule Type
Certified Personal Trainer (WITS, Level III) Pilates Instructor Certification CPR Certified
Education
Nutrition & Weight ControlAdvanced Functional Training/Program DesignOne-on-One Partner TrainingOptimizing Training & RecoveryCardio Box
General Information
26 years old (trains both men and women)

Ojas Wellness Center
(410) 472-7077
10 Fila Way
Sparks Glencoe, MD
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Osteopath (DO), Yoga Instructor

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LT Fit Boot Camp
(410) 215-4383
6425 Harford Rd.
Baltimore, MD
Programs & Services
Belly Dancing Class, Boot Camp, Personal Training, Yoga

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Route 40 Bally Total Fitness
6516 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Tracy Matthews
(443) 653-5802
Cockeysville, MD
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, Military training
Schedule Type
National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association personal trainers certification CRP/AED and First Aid from the Red Cross
Education
Through college courses and workshops, I have acquired an extensive background in fitness, health, and nutrition. I have lost over 100 pounds. Following my weight loss success, I studied with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association and received my personal trainers certification. I then started Lady Like Fitness.I remain active in my field by writing books, speaking engagements, audio programs, DVDs, and television appearances.
General Information
23 years old (trains female only)

Joseph Bowers
(410) 239-3366
Hampstead, MD
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Spin, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
Aerobic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) -- Certified Personal Trainer American Red Cross-- CPR & First Aid
Education
Bachelors of Art– McDaniel CollegeMajoring in Exercise Science and Physical Education
General Information
22 years old (trains both men and women)

Susquehanna Yoga & Meditation
(410) 308-9950
12 W Aylesbury Rd
Lutherville Timonium, MD
Industry
Yoga Instructor

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Yoga and Sportsman

Sportsman can benefit a lot from Yoga

In response to my last blog where I described that Yoga is not only for adults but for kids too, I received some Emails where the parents of the children expressed their opinion that getting their kids to play a sport is a much better and viable option than making them do Yoga. Well, they are partially right!

Partially right in the sense that it is indeed true that children develop their mental and physical capabilities and endurance by involving themselves in some kind of sports or outdoor activities. But even for being a sportsman, they need stamina. How do they get this? Of course, through yoga!

Yoga should be a part of the everyday life of a sportsman. Yoga can improve their performance  in any sport. Yoga helps the body, mind and spirit to become strong and flexible which is essential for any sportsman.

Yoga increases the flexibility of the muscles and also increases balance and poise. The different yoga postures strengthens the body . The deep breathing exercises which form the fundamental part of yoga helps to send oxygen to the body cells. Yoga thus improves and complements the ability of the athlete in any sport that he chooses.

For any sportsman, yoga could be taken up as a warm up and warm down exersie. The benefits which yoga can give to a sportsman cannot be overlooked and hence, children taking up any sport should also take up yoga at the same time for better enhanced performance.

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Yoga For Sports

Yoga can enhance an athlete's performance and prevent injuries

Yoga has got multiple benefits to offer us all. The most significant benefit is that it increases the flexibility of our body besides other benefits which enhances our ability in sports too.

Ahletes can benefit by increasing mobility in the joints, thus increasing range of motion for overall enhanced performance. An athelete will thus be able to reach farther, fall harder while preventing and minimizing injuries because their muscles have a memory (like a rubber band) from the deep stretching obtained in practicing yoga on a regular basis.

Many athletes are having more injuries that require surgery because of the increased focus on strength training with weight resistance.  This method for increasing strength and muscle mass is highly effective and efficient , yet it dramatically decreases flexibility. However, if yoga or other types of prolonged stretching are practiced in combination with strength training and practical application exercises (using the body in a way that mimics the movements of their particular sport, while performing a balancing or core movement), injury can be minimized during engagement in other competitive sports that call for the athlete to be more spontaneous with their bodies, calling for overextended reaches, lunges, falls, etc., all of which increase the odds of injury, opposed to the safety of controlled mechanical motion used in weight room workouts.

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