WHAT IS ALKALIGN?
Alkalign is training for life. Our functional ﬁtness classes train your body and your brain to work together to prepare them for everyday tasks. Whether you are squatting to pick up a heavy box or rotating to grab something from the back seat, our proprietary blend of exercises ensure that your entire body is strong, balanced, and mobile so that you live well and without pain. Alkalign is more than a workout. In addition to high-quality and eﬀective group ﬁtness classes, we oﬀer a holistic approach to health and wellness. Nourish is our group health coaching program that is a great complement to our classes and will maximize your results.
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS?
Functional Fitness focuses on performing the seven functional movements of the human body well – squat, lunge, hinge, rotate, push, pull, and walk. Our classes are programmed with exercises that train your muscles to work together in proper alignment and prepare them for daily tasks you might do at home, at work, or in sports and recreation. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional ﬁtness exercises strengthen your core and are the most efficient and effective way to train your body and brain.
WHAT DOES THE NAME ALKALIGN MEAN?
We took the word “alkaline,” which represents water, stability, and balance and also refers to the ideal pH state of your body, and combined it with our passion for alignment to form Alkalign.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR CLASS?
If you are visiting us in-studio, we have everything you need for class there. For outdoor classes, you’ll need to bring a mat and light hand weights and be prepared for the elements. For Livestream classes, you’ll need a soft surface that you can kneel or lie down on, a stable surface for balance like a chair or countertop, and light hand weights. A yoga block, loop bands and Alkalign “squishy” ball may also come in handy at home and outdoors. Props can be found in our online store.
HOW DO I BOOK CLASSES?
I AM REALLY INTERESTED, BUT WHAT IF COST IS A BARRIER?
Our goal is to make Alkalign as accessible as possible because we believe that every body can benefit from this movement practice. We recognize that “boutique” pricing isn’t accessible for everyone. If you feel you can benefit from the Alkalign workout in our supportive, positive environment and price is truly a barrier for you, please consider our pay-what-you-can membership option. CLICK HERE to request.
We also offer student, educator and front line worker discounts. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CAN FAMILY MEMBERS JOIN ME IN CLASS?
Core Plus Unlimited Members can add a family member in their immediate household for an additional $100/month. The family membership ends if/when the primary Core Membership ends unless that family member wants to assume the primary Core Member rate.
Youth age 14 and older can take class; however, a parent or guardian needs to sign the New Client Waiver on behalf of the minor. Children under age 14 must be assessed by an instructor before they may take class. Email your studio owner to set up an assessment.
CAN I TAKE LIVESTREAM AND IN-PERSON CLASSES UNDER THE SAME PACKAGE?
Credit packs and memberships for in-person classes may also be used for Livestream classes. Livestream credit packs and memberships do not have in-person (studio or outdoor) privileges. Livestream members are welcome to attend in-person classes, but will need to purchase a package or drop-in with in-person privileges. Credit and membership booking privileges are described on our pricing pages.
DO YOU HAVE HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING?
Yes. Alkalign’s health coaching program, Nourish, takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. In this program, you’ll discover how what you eat impacts how you feel and also become more aware of your sleep, hydration, movement, and connection. We call these the 5 Pillars of Health. See our Nourish oﬀerings and join our next group session!
HOW DOES LIVESTREAMING WORK?
HOW TO BOOK:
Buy a membership or one of our other livestreaming pricing options and book your class. Classes are listed under the Los Altos location and are labeled “livestream” or “live from the studio”. Sign up at least 5 minutes before class and a link will be delivered to your email inbox 20 minutes before class or immediately if class is starting in less than 20 minutes. Download the ZOOM app. We recommend downloading Zoom well ahead of your class so you can be there on time. Can’t make the live class? Take it later! You will receive a video recording of the class you signed up for via email within 8 hours of class ending. Recordings are available for 2 days.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
When your class link is emailed to you, simply click the link and your Zoom app will open. We recommend turning on the camera so that we can say hi and give you visual feedback and support. We know turning on the camera the ﬁrst time can be a big step, so we welcome non-camera users too. We are a welcoming and safe environment and only the instructor will be watching you in class. Props aren’t necessary, but we highly recommend you take a look at our Prop Kits as you’ll want a block and hand weights for every class. Recharge and Elevate classes will always require massage balls.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVESTREAM AND ON-DEMAND?
During a livestream class, you will be part of an online group with a live instructor who will encourage you, oﬀer feedback, and give you verbal adjustments. A livestream class is interactive and fun!
Alkalign Anywhere is our on-demand home of classes that are pre-recorded and available for you to take anytime. Classes range from 5 to 60 minutes and include livestream recordings as well as some produced videos. Videos are updated monthly.
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