I came across Le Spa Fit via Instagram a while ago when their posts caught my eye through their aerial yoga pictures. I thought, “Ooooh! This looks fun, I’ve never done that before!” So I contacted their owner and expressed interest in trying out their studio for DallasFitSpot. They of course accepted, and were very excited to have me there.
When I first arrived, I was expecting a small yoga studio with silk fabrics hanging from the ceiling, but once I entered, I encountered so much more! Had I done my research, I would have learned that Le Spa Fit was more than just a fitness studio, they also offer beauty treatments for skin, acne, tattoo removal, injections, nutrition, infrared saunas, therapeutic massages, body composition analysis, and light therapy. So much! I made sure to focus only on the fitness side of things, but was amazed by everything else they offered for their members.
One of the rare (to me) forms of fitness they offer is vibration fitness. A machine (in the photo above) vibrates at varying speeds as you perform exercises. According to their website,
“WBV is a break-through in modern fitness, weight loss, and total body toning. Allowing anyone and everyone to optimize their health and fitness, no matter their schedule or fitness level. State-of-the-art equipment and our 10, 15 and 20-minute training sessions give you the total body benefit of 1 1/2 hours of traditional fitness training.
Whole Body Vibration has been used by astronauts in the NASA and Russian Space programs to help maintain muscle tone and bone density and is also currently used by professional sports teams and elite fitness athletes around the world.”
It was an interesting experience using this machine. I found it difficult performing squats, and the like, while standing on the vibrating machine. My legs would get pretty itchy, and the vibration made me nauseous and dizzy as well. I’d rather workout for an entire hour than do the machine. BUT, I do think that people should try it out, you never know, you may like it!
Now, onto what I was really wanting to try. Aerial Yoga! I’ve taken yoga classes before, but this of course was nothing like your traditional yoga. The silk fabrics are used throughout the majority of the class to stretch and strengthen you. We performed traditional poses while using the silks. The fun part was when we jumped in them to float and fly!
This particular move (in above photo) was very relaxing (and scary) but easily attainable. The instructor guided us with great help in transitioning to each position. She would tell us step by step how to do everything. If anyone struggled, she quickly ran to help. In my opinion, aerial yoga is very fun, but I unfortunately had major vertigo and left feeling very nauseous. If you are sensitive to motion, don’t take this class. If you have a strong stomach, PLEASE take this class. It’s such a cool experience, and you really feel like you’re flying.
Another yoga class Le Spa Fit offers is BUTI yoga. Have you heard of it before? I hadn’t. The day I arrived for this class, I was also expecting a different class than I had experienced. BUTI yoga is an asana practice fused with primal movement. Take your traditional yoga class, add tribal music that is similar to hip hop, plus the bursts of tribal dance moves with women who have an opportunity for self expression. This is BUTI yoga. It was so much fun, and yet so interesting. The instructor mentioned that the moves would feel as though we were “twerking,” but in fact, it is not. Between you an me, it was twerking. I felt like I was in the club, but instead of dressing all fancy, I was just in my yoga pants. Any yoga folks who have never done this will need to give it a try. It’s so different and yet so fun!
Info to know!
- Wear yoga pants!
- Bring tennis shoes if you plan to try vibration yoga
- There are many health and wellness services provided
- Membership opportunities ranging from $59-$199
-Distinct form of yoga
-A variety of fitness events several times a month
-Aerial yoga is not a good fit for people with bad vertigo or sensitive stomachs
-It can feel overwhelming with everything offered
4209 Colleyville Blvd, Ste B
Colleyville TX 76034
Mon & Wed: 8:00am -1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Tue & Thurs: 2:00pm – 6:30pm
Fri & Sat: 9:00am – 2:00pm