Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism. Enjoy all of the rewards of lifting heavy weights without the risk! In 12 sessions, you will start to experience the benefits of getting stronger, increasing bone density, improving endurance, and more.
This 12-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.
Starting JUNE 20th, Build is coming to Livestream members (not available on-demand).
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 (3 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 12 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?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BUILD
- 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?
WHEN DOES BUILD TAKE PLACE?
WILL I GET BULKY?
HOW DO I COMBINE THIS WITH MY OTHER ALKALIGN CLASSES?
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?
WHY WE DON'T OFFER BUILD EVERYDAY
Two to three times a week can equal all 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, which is why we don’t offer Build everyday.
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)
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.