Spice up your workout with WICKED Yoga

May 5, 2009 4:06:14 PM PDT
A unique twist on traditional yoga that will leave you toned, de-stressed and feeling great.

Poses:

  1. Monkey Pose (Sanscrit name: Hanumanasana) which is a full split on the floor pose

  2. Handstand (Sanscrit name: Adhomukha Vrksasana) inverted yoga pose

  3. Wheel Pose ( Urdhva Dhanurasana) which is an inverted backbend with one leg extended in the air, great heart opener

  4. Bird of Paradise which is a "Standing, Balance" Pose on one leg

  5. Bonus most difficult: Scorpion pose which is an inverted elbow stand with the back bending and the feet almost sitting on top of your head (think circus act)
Crunch Classes for Summer:

Barre Assets: Drawing its inspiration from ballet, this class will help sculpt any body into a dancer's body with toned muscles and a strong core. This class uses the body bar, or ballet barre, and light hand weights to shape and elongate all of the major muscle groups.

Muddy Buddy: This class is designed to prepare participants for the annual Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series, a unique seven mile trail running and biking race course that takes place in the San Jose area and includes biking, running, obstacles, and of course the infamous mud pit at the finish line. This class begins with a 30 minute ride followed by a 30 minute run and is offered through the Chestnut location. This unique class takes place partially outdoors.

Wicked Yoga: This unique yoga class is inspired by cast members from the musical phenomenon WICKED. The cast members will join the class and create a special WICKED pose for the class. Gravity Defying class members have the chance to win tickets and music from the show.

Beach Body: In this class, the focus is on sculpting and toning a different body part each week. Members who attend class regularly will be entered to win a trip to beautiful Nikki Beach in Turks and Caicos. Visit crunch.com for more details.

This class combines dynamic flow of postures connected by yogic breathing to open class members to a transcendental experience. This class includes live music, aromatherapy oils, and a room filled with candlelight.

Open to Public Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. all spring and summer long All Six SF Locations Host Complimentary Open House Showcasing New Spring Classes

Alhambra, 2330 Polk Street (Featuring LIVE DJ!)
Chestnut, 2324 Chestnut Street
Union Street, 1725 Union Street
New Montgomery, 61 New Montgomery
Embarcadero, 345 Spear Street
Financial District, 350 Sansome Street

Crunch is a health club chain that leads the industry in fusing fitness and entertainment. Headquartered in New York City Crunch serves over 100,000 members with gyms in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. Renowned for its one-of-a-kind group fitness programming, Crunch is the leader in group fitness innovation and creativity. Often cited as the gym with the "best classes," Crunch has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry.
Website: www.crunch.com

WICKED
Running now through May 17
Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Beginning May 19, new performance schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Sunday evenings at 7:30pm
Added Performance: Monday evening, June 22 at 8 pm

Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market at 8th St.
San Francisco, CA
Websites: www.wickedthemusical.com/sf | www.shnsf.com

Tickets for WICKED are now on sale for this open-ended engagement and range in price from $30 to $99. Tickets can be purchased online at shnsf.com and ticketmaster.com/wicked, through Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone 415- 512-7770 and 800-982-2787, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office (1192 Market at 8th St., Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm). Premium packages are also available for all performances. Groups of 20 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at (415) 551-2020.

About Tanya Merryman:
She was first Mom ever to win the ESPN Ms. Fitness America title in 1998 - 13 months after giving birth. She is a Current Professional Athlete (IFBB Pro Figure and Fitness Internationally recognized). Over 15 years as ACE Certified Fitness Professional. She is an ACE Certified Fitness Professional (ACE is most recognized and easiest to refer to), The PhysicalMind Institute certified in Pilates and Mind/Body training, TRX Certified (the latest trend), Kettlebell certified (another recent trend), Anti-Gravity Yoga Certified exclusive to Crunch, Sports Nutrition Certified. She is also a former ESPN TV host, Fitness and Cover Model, has Published workouts and photoshoots in Muscle N Fitness, Her's Magazine, Oxygen, FLEX. And she is the Mother of 2 boys, 3 and 11yrs old.

About Tim Talman:
He runs his own boot camp in LA and takes the WICKED yoga class. Tim plays a few different roles in WICKED, Elphaba's Father, an Ozian Official and understudies the Wizard role. He was on Broadway in Tommy and Peter Pan.


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