Those of you who take my class frequently have heard me joke about cuddle parties and eye contact parties (yes, they are a thing). And while we often laugh off those ideas as yet another “weird Bay Area thing”, it’s actually not niche or fringe. Activities like these are speaking to our deep-rooted need for human connection.
In our world of social media, screens, and virtual assistants, we are more starved of real, authentic human interaction than ever. The New York Times just published a piece on human interaction being seen as a luxury good. Some of the fastest growing health and fitness brands are entirely virtual and you participate from behind a screen in your own home. While I’m all for reducing barriers to increasing how much you move, some things can’t be done from behind a screen.
Alkalign prides ourselves on bucking the tech trend. Yes, we put down roots in Silicon Valley – the tech capital of the world – but we are committed to offering a community-based brick and mortar experience. Our physical studios and group class environment offers our clients a more effective workout because you get immediate visual, verbal and hands-on feedback from our highly trained instructors. We can adjust your alignment, rub your feet, and greet you with a hug.
What’s even more powerful than what we do for your workout is the relationships created, fostered and nurtured from within our four walls. I am constantly humbled by the support and encouragement our clients offer each other through the good days and the bad. All you need to do is check out our client testimonials to read about the power of our community or better yet, come in and take a class to experience it for yourself.