Slowing Down

Jan 5, 2018

One of the fastest growing fitness trends this year was Class Pass ( and while many of us gym-goers love to get our sweat on, mindfulness (according to Class Pass analytics) is the new it-exercise that’s on the rise. The class-booking platform’s nationwide analysis found a 16 percent increase in breath work, meditation, restorative and recovery classes this past year. While high-intensity workouts continue to be popular, taking the time to slow down and recover is becoming a priority in people’s schedules. Slowing down and taking a breather isn’t just for tired overworked muscles either. Meditation and restorative yoga that focus on breathing and stretching can also severely help ease stress and anxiety. No matter what your workout modality is, take the last five minutes to close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and incorporate mindfulness in your workout routine. You might be surprised to see what the end result leads to.