Build more muslce for a better life. Session 4 of BUILD starts February 7, 2023. CLICK HERE to learn more.

BUILD

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism. Enjoy all of the rewards of lifting heavy weights without the risk! In 8 sessions (2x week for 4 weeks), you will start to experience the benefits of getting stronger, increasing bone density, improving endurance, and more.

This 8-class session is our newest offering available in-person and livestream. CLICK HERE to sign up for emails to receive updates about when sessions start and their days/times.

NEXT SESSIONS STARTS FEBRUARY 7th. Email us at help@alkalignstudios.com for more information or to sign up.

WHAT IS BUILD?

Build is a 45-minute group workout class that teaches you how to lift heavier weights properly. Think 8, 10 and 12 pounds to start versus CrossFit-style and benching 3x your body weight. The classes are carefully programmed to ensure we are working the body in a balanced way that yields results (stronger muscles) and avoids injuries.

We start slowly and focus on alignment and form. Over 4 weeks (2 sessions per week) we progress up in weight or movement complexity based on each individual’s needs and abilities. Like all in-person Alkalign classes, the experience is customized and optimized for YOU.

The format is not like Align. It will be much slower and will focus on one movement pattern at a time versus the “flow” of class you might be used to.

The first 8 sessions will help you build muscle and master the exercises in alignment. Subsequent sessions are a way to continue to build your strength and increase weight.

WHY ARE WE OFFERING THIS?

We know there is a big push in the fitness world to “lift heavy” and we know many people do. We also know from years of experience in this business that most people do not have the proper training to do it safely which is a recipe for injury. Since Alkalign is all about form, alignment, and providing the most reward with the least amount of risk, we should be the people to teach you how to do it properly!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BUILD

The benefit of lifting heavier weights is to increase muscle growth. As we age, we lose muscle mass and challenging your muscles will help you maintain and even gain lean muscle mass. Benefits include:

  • Boosting your metabolism
  • Maintaining bone density
  • Increasing lean muscle / preventing age-related loss of lean muscle
  • Functional applications to real world (things in real life are heavy – grocery bags, suitcases, backpacks, car seats, kids, dogs, etc.)
  • Improving athletic performance and reducing risk of injury during those activities
  • Increasing functional range of motion

WHO SHOULD SIGN UP FOR BUILD?

Are you interested in lifting heavier or experiencing any of the above benefits? If so, this is for you. If you’ve considered lifting but are afraid, this is for you. If you have no interest, no worries. A consistent Alkalign practice includes a lot of weight-bearing exercises to maintain bone density as well as the balanced strength to live in a strong, functional body. Build45 is designed to complement Alkalign and anything else you do in life.

WHEN DOES BUILD TAKE PLACE?

Build45 is Alkalign’s newest offering. Our 3rd session starts January 10th. We are offering 4 sessions per week so you can pick the 2 that are best for your schedule. Currently we are offering a Livestream option for your convenience and flexibility.

WILL I GET BULKY?

The short answer: no. It is impossible to bulk up from lifting weights unless you are consistently in a calorie-surplus of nutrients that supports bulky mass and are in a program designed to increase your muscle mass.

HOW DO I COMBINE THIS WITH MY OTHER ALKALIGN CLASSES?

The key to muscle building is in the recovery between sessions. Weight lifting (and intense exercise in general) is a catabolic process. That means your body is breaking down during the workout. You are creating small tears in your muscles and depleting them of glycogen (and there is a whole cascade of hormone responses as well).  The key to repairing the damage and making improvement (getting stronger!) is providing your body with adequate recovery time, high-quality fuel and smart recovery enhancers (like the massage balls!).

You are more than welcome to supplement our 2x week sessions with Align45 or your own cardio 1-2 times per week, but don’t overdo it! Back-to-back workouts in the same day or on consecutive days will likely impede your progress and could be a recipe for injury. We strongly suggest you try Recharge and Yoga Flow to make sure you are giving your body enough time to recover from your Build45 classes and are maximizing your results.

HOW DOES LIVESTREAM WORK?

It works very much the same way our other livestream classes work. When you sign up for your preferred Livestream Build45 class, you will get a link to join via Zoom about 20 minutes before class. Can’t attend live? No problem. You will receive the class recording in your inbox for you to take on-demand before your next Build45 session. You will need your own weights and props for at-home classes.

WHY 2 TIMES PER WEEK?

Two times a week can equal 2x the gain! Studies show adding heavier lifting just twice a week gives you all the benefits of lifting without the added stress and pressure on your joints. This will also give you ample time for recovery.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS A CLASS (OR MORE)?

This program is built out as a series of 8 classes. We strongly encourage you to be at every session to get the full benefit of the series – that’s why we are making it available via Livestream and are offering recordings to take on-demand. If you have to miss one or two, you will be ok. We cannot prorate Build, nor is it offered as a drop-in class. 

IS BUILD INCLUDED IN MY MEMBERSHIP?

Build45 is a small group weight training that is an additional cost to your membership. This is very different from our current Align offering. Our program is open to members (VIP in-person & Livestream members only) at a discount and also non-members. As a participant, you get extra digital modules and hands-on attention to help navigate you through lifting heavy weights properly.

Member Build45 Price: $200 (only $25 per session)
*excludes On-Demand

Non-Member Build45 Price: $360

CAN BUILD CLASSES BE PRORATED?

Build cannot be prorated and no additional discounts can apply. If you are traveling or missing class for any reason, you can find your class recording and travel-friendly exercise options using the theraband in your Build portal for as long as you are registered with the Build program.