If our children are to approve of themselves, they must see that we approve of ourselves.
Maya Angelou

Mother’s Day, Mental Health Awareness Month, Hips, Knees & Ankles, Creatine

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th in collaboration with Putnam’s Vine Yard! Send those Momma’s into the Studio for class and then head over to Putnam’s for a relaxing brunch (10am-4pm), Mother’s Day Pop-up Market, Make a Bouquet, and yummy food and drinks. Present a screenshot of your class reservation at Putnam’s and get 10% of your bar bill. Happy Mother’s Day!

You’ve likely experienced the benefits of exercise on your physical well-being, but did you know that there is a growing body of research that shows physical activity holds therapeutic benefits for mental health as well? It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re talking about the benefit of exercise on mental health. We have a few resources to share. Check ’em out!

Throughout May, we’re focused on hips, knees and ankles. In Kin we’ll be working on getting you out there doing the things you love with strength and confidence in your mobility.

Creatine is coming soon! What is it? Creatine helps our bodies maintain a continuous energy supply to our muscles when we exercise. Learn more about creatine below.

We don’t want to miss you- please give yourself a few extra minutes to get through construction traffic- and arrive on time for class.

🇺🇸Memorial Day🇺🇸 Schedule: 7:30am Inferno Hiit, 9am The Yoga. No 6am, 12pm, 5pm, 6:30pm.

Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s fantastic to see the emphasis on the importance of mental health and the positive impact that physical activity can have on mental well-being. Engaging in regular exercise is associated with numerous mental health benefits, including reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, enhancing mood, boosting self-esteem, and improving cognitive function.

While exercise is not a cure-all for mental health conditions, it can be a valuable component of a holistic approach to mental well-being. It’s important for individuals to find a treatment plan that works best for them, which may include a combination of therapies such as medication, counseling, support groups, and lifestyle changes like regular physical activity.

Encouraging social connections and support systems is also crucial for mental health. Building strong relationships and fostering a sense of community can provide emotional support, reduce feelings of isolation, and improve overall mental well-being. On of our most important goals and in fact, our Vision at The Studio, is fostering a diverse and compassionate community of people who feel strong and healthy in their bodies and minds.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, it’s important to reach out for help and support. Speaking to a mental health professional, counselor, or trusted individual can be the first step towards getting the assistance needed to manage mental health challenges effectively. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing or texting 9-8-8.

Mental Health Resources from our friend at Mental Health is Cool, Kate Speer (each is hyperlinked):

Project Healthy Minds — an entire FREE framework/catalog of free resources

JED — nonprofit devoted youth mental health

Trevor project — nonprofit devoted to trans/LGBTQIA safety/mental health

Loveland Foundation — nonprofit devoted to black girls mental health

And, a free documentary to stream on You Tube called Moving America’s Soul on Suicide

FRC & Anatomy Focus of the Month

It’s Knee, Ankles & Feet Month! As we move into Spring, hopefully you’re getting out there gardening, walking, running, hiking, and biking. Knees, ankles and feet are underrated hard workers that often sideline us from the activities we love doing.

Keep moving with Kinstretch! And train for LIFE.

Use Kin to assess your joints, manage inflammation, and keep things mobile without exacerbating pain or injury. Kin can also help you maintain & expand your range of motion (which naturally decreases over time) and even strengthen your mobility end-ranges. Use that mobility to get back out there and do the things you love to do! Here’s a treat for your ankles & feet: Ankle CARS (Controlled Articular Rotations).

Retail Roundup

Creatine is a naturally occurring substance found in meat & fish and also produced in our own bodies in our liver, kidneys, & pancreas. It converted into useable form and stored in our muscles for energy. Our body only produces about 1 kg of creatine a day and uses 2 kg per day. Athletes (which includes all of you in the hot room) need about 3-5 kg per day, so most of us come up short. Making up this difference can be made easy by adding a creatine supplement into your daily smoothie, oatmeal, or other fave food.

Notes from the Front Desk

⚠️Road & Bridge Construction⚠️
Give yourself a few extras minutes to get to class without the stress. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before class starts to check in, put your things away, grab your spot, use the bathroom, and fill your water bottle. Please note, the Studio closes 15 minutes after class to give our Staff time to clean, reset the hot room and get along to their jobs/families/lives outside the studio. Thanks for your respect & cooperation!