‘Tis the season to be jolly as well as to indulge in all of those holiday delectables. Cookies, candies, wine, oh my!
I will be honest, I’m definitely going to indulge.
BUT I’m also going to kick those calories’ butts and work mine while I’m at it.
Throughout the next few months, we will be trying out different workouts at studios in the Milwaukee area to kick the winter blues and bulges. A few on our list: yoga, barre and pilates.
First up, Yoga Ward.
Located on 2nd Street, the studio is easily accessible for yogis coming to class from work downtown. We attended the 5:30 class with Dean and suggest giving yourself plenty of travel time as traffic can move slowly. BUT, street parking is free!
For those of you who have never been there, the space is large and inviting. Gorgeous Cream City brick lines the walls-I said out loud, “I wish I could live here!”
But on to the more important deets.
Yoga Ward offers a variety of classes from relaxing all the way to awakening Forrest for a variety of students-from beginner to advanced.
Our Class: Vinyasa Flow (Mixed Level)
Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
Although Yoga Ward is not a hot yoga studio, be prepared to sweat. Dean keeps a close eye on all of his students and although I hate to admit my moves needed a little polishing, I definitely appreciated his input and suggestions throughout the class.
I recognized the majority of poses, but I also felt that I was being challenged-there was a little bit of a spin of every sequence.
I left the studio already looking forward to my next class. To top it off, I woke up feeling my work out more so than I ever have before.
I was DEFINITELY doing it right!
What to Pack: Water, hand towel and your mat. Yoga Ward doesn’t rent mats, but they do have bottled water if you show up empty handed.
What to Wear: I wore form fitting yoga pants and a loose, light tank top. Clothes that show the outline of your body are most important as you want to make sure your form is correct.
What to Expect: Although our class was unexpectedly small last night, that is not the norm. I suggest arriving early for both parking and prime placement in the class.
What I Loved: Dean truly personalized the class. I’ve been to other studios where the teacher stays at the front of the room throughout the entirety of class. Dean interacted with everyone and perfected your moves throughout the evening.
What I Hated: NOTHING! Except that I let my inner yogi moves get a little rusty!
TRY IT OUT: For only $15, new Ward yogis can get a 3-Class Pass.
TIP Always come hydrated to class! Drink a lot of water throughout the day; I could tell 20 minutes in that my shaky legs were due to my lack of hydration beforehand!