You may remember my review of CorePower Yoga’s Burpees and Bloody Mary’s! Pop-Up Yoga Sculpt class. I went back to CorePower Yoga to experience Yoga Sculpt once again – Fake Paddy’s Day edition.
CorePower Yoga is a national company with over 160 locations. They’re all about intense workouts sprinkled with yoga in a heated room.
CorePower Yoga’s mission:
To show the world the incredible life-changing things that happen when you root an intensely physical workout in the mindfulness of yoga.
CorePower Yoga has really stuck to their mission statement. You need to experience a workout class to truly understand. Pro tip: this is not traditional yoga. More like yoga on crack (you get addicted once you start).
THE LOW DOWN
The class started off simple enough with a Chaturanga flow (forgive me, I don’t know the proper vocab) and Downward Facing Dog however the pace picked up fairly quickly and suddenly we were doing jump squats and literally jumping in place. I was in my cardio heart rate zone very quickly and it consistently stayed there throughout the duration of the class.
Did I mention this was their Fake Paddy’s Day Yoga Sculpt class? This was the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day so the moves were inspired by traditional Irish dancing (think: Riverdance) with Irish music blasting from the stereo.
About halfway through the class my top was completely soaked and I was regretting wearing pants. For the first time ever, I took off my top and just wore a sports bra. To be fair, there were three other women who did the same thing. It was empowering and I only felt self conscious for a brief moment.
Catie’s energy and genuine kindness was such a nice treat. The way she commands a room says so much about her passion for yoga. She kept the energy levels up with her booming voice over the music. Her strong commands carried me through the workout and pushed me to finish strong even when I felt weak.
This particular studio is located in the shopping center where The Container Store is located. It’s a nice area with several luxury businesses so I knew to expect a high-end studio. CorePower Yoga in Overland Park did not disappoint.
They have everything you need for a workout from trendy workout clothes, rental towels, water bottles to full showers in the locker room. They offer free towels for first-timers (there’s normally a $1 fee) and sell bottled water for $2. I totally forgot to grab a water so I purchased a bottle right before class.
I love that they have full service showers with shampoo, conditioner and soap so you can get your workout in and go about your day without having to run home to shower afterwards. They also have other premium amenities in the bathroom like deodorant, lotion, mouthwash and tampons.
I’m a fan. The Yoga Sculpt class at CorePower Yoga is not your common yoga class. It’s a hot, sweaty, cardio-infused workout incorporated with yoga. This is my second Yoga Sculpt class with CorePower Yoga, as well, this is the second time CorePower Yoga kicked my butt. Yoga Sculpt is hard and it will push you to work harder. Get your buns to CorePower Yoga. Your first week is free so you can really try out a variety of classes and see if it’s for you.