darcy adams

Small Group Fitness

Feel as strong as you can for as long as you can.

 

Hi, I’m Darcy!

I have not always been interested in fitness. I have always been interested in having fun.  After suffering several injuries to my knee and low back I got very interested in using movement to heal. I like feeling good in my body and always look for fun ways to move!

 

I think: 

  • feeling strong makes you feel better. 

  • being able to move in lots of directions prevents injuries.

  • moving together is better than moving alone. 

  • having fun when you move makes you want to move more and the more you move, the better you feel. 

 

I have taught yoga (prenatal, postnatal, hatha, vinyasa) and barre. 

I have studied health and nutrition, natural movement and self-myofascial release. 

I have worked with kids, adults, retirees and everyone in between. 

meet darcy

After suffering several injuries to my knee and low back I got very interested in using movement to heal. I have pursued small group fitness instruction because I want other people to experience the healing benefits of fitness in community. My passion is finding ways to help people feel strong in their bodies even if they've been injured or don't feel as strong as they once felt.

 

I believe: ​​

  • movement as we age makes everything better

  • functional strength and flexibility is more important than looking good in short shorts

  • connecting with people when you work out makes it more fun and sustainable

In my classes I aim to provide: ​​

  • a safe space to move your body

  • low impact, full body workout

  • stretches that loosen commonly tight areas

  • easy to understand, individualized education on how to use your body on a daily basis to avoid injury

  • a place to connect with like-minded women

 

Certifications and Experience: ​​

  • taught barre style classes since 2014 

  • Certified Roll Model® Method Practitioner (self massage with rubber balls to assist with muscle recovery and injury prevention)

  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

  • taught yoga (2007-2012)

  • 200 hr yoga teaching certificate

  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (2009)

  • Certificate in Health Counseling from Institute for Integrative Nutrition in partnership with Columbia University Teachers College

 

what we do

Build Strength

Increase Mobility

Move Together

Classes are an hour of low impact bodyweight exercises using small hand weights and other props to build full body strength. This class is ideal for people who want to build muscle and increase flexibility and movement in their joints. Special attention is paid to injuries.

No fitness background or experience required! I use language that you can understand to educate you on your anatomy and how to move your body safely in real life.

 

class schedule

Small Group Fitness

The Studio at White Lotus

1001 Madison Street

Oak Park, IL 60302

Saturday at 8 am

Tuesday at 9 am

Thursday at 9 am

Basement Space

 

Wednesday at 7 pm

Book a class now! Space is limited. 

 

contact

Oak Park, Illinois 60304

708.714.1708

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