health and fitness

Wicked SUP Yoga

Wicked Fitness + Island Inspired Board Company = Sweet Collaboration. We don’t partner with just anyone. Has to be a company of high caliber, excellent morals, great customer service skills and always puts safety first. We have found that with Cate and her team at Island Inspired Board Company.

Break out of the studio and take your practice to the next level finding balance on the water. This beginner class will gently launch you into Stand Up Paddle Yoga. The adventure starts with on land instruction followed by a group launch and a guided paddle across the lake. We will then anchor down and take you through a grounded flow as you find tranquility on beautiful Kingston Lake. Yoga + Nature! Taught by our very own Felice Colton

Ages 12 and up. Must be able to swim but no yoga or paddle board experience required. Weight limit 275 lbs.

Advance Registration is required

We offer 2 price points:

SUP Yoga with Board Rental: $35 includes board, paddle, life jacket and whistle

SUP Yoga Bring Your Own Board: $20 MUST register online as well. CLIENT MUST provide: board, paddle, life jacket, whistle, 20-25 ft line with anchor and COILED leash. If you cannot provide any of these safety items, you can rent them at Waccamaw Outfitters for $5. (cash only pls)

Advance registration and payment required. 6 maximum per class. Minimum 3 to host event. Please include cell # on Mindbody account when registering in case of inclement weather.

Meet at Waccamaw Outfitters located at 4 Elm St. in Conway, SC. Please arrive 15 minutes (by 6:45 am) early to complete paperwork, board selection and demo.

What to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, towel, WATER, drybag for personal items (at your own risk), hat if you desire and your sense of adventure.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes you don’t mind potentially getting wet. (workout clothes, bathing suits underneath if preferred

Sorry, no refunds. We do adhere to a strict cancellation policy. 36 hours advance notice is required for credit towards a future session within the same season. No shows will forfeit their reservation.

Wicked Fitness & Island Inspired Board Company SUP’s priority is providing a safe experience! Tours will proceed as scheduled in light rain and mild weather conditions. In the event of lightning and thunder, all participants will be notified in advance of cancellation. You will receive credit towards a future tour within the same season.

What about those friendly creatures out on the lake??? From Cate at Island Inspired: I have been paddling there for a few years and have yet to find an alligator. I hear rumors that they are there but because we are talking, paddling and making ourselves pretty obvious, they likely prefer to move away from anywhere we go. We took some photographers out there to do a photo shoot and even went looking for some but to no avail. You will see, it’s very peaceful and relaxing, it’s not soo deep in the preserve that you find tons of wild creatures. It’s just nice! Also we will mostly be above the water…. not in it.

More about Island Inspired Board Company:

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandinspiredboards/

Website: http://islandinspired.com/

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Wicked SUP Yoga

Wicked Fitness + Island Inspired Board Company = Sweet Collaboration. We don’t partner with just anyone. Has to be a company of high caliber, excellent morals, great customer service skills and always puts safety first. We have found that with Cate and her team at Island Inspired Board Company.

Break out of the studio and take your practice to the next level finding balance on the water. This beginner class will gently launch you into Stand Up Paddle Yoga. The adventure starts with on land instruction followed by a group launch and a guided paddle across the lake. We will then anchor down and take you through a grounded flow as you find tranquility on beautiful Kingston Lake. Yoga + Nature! Taught by our very own Felice Colton

Ages 12 and up. Must be able to swim but no yoga or paddle board experience required. Weight limit 275 lbs.

Advance Registration is required

We offer 2 price points:

SUP Yoga with Board Rental: $35 includes board, paddle, life jacket and whistle

SUP Yoga Bring Your Own Board: $20 MUST register online as well. CLIENT MUST provide: board, paddle, life jacket, whistle, 20-25 ft line with anchor and COILED leash. If you cannot provide any of these safety items, you can rent them at Waccamaw Outfitters for $5. (cash only pls)

Advance registration and payment required. 6 maximum per class. Minimum 3 to host event. Please include cell # on Mindbody account when registering in case of inclement weather.

Meet at Waccamaw Outfitters located at 4 Elm St. in Conway, SC. Please arrive 15 minutes (by 6:45 am) early to complete paperwork, board selection and demo.

What to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, towel, WATER, drybag for personal items (at your own risk), hat if you desire and your sense of adventure.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes you don’t mind potentially getting wet. (workout clothes, bathing suits underneath if preferred

Sorry, no refunds. We do adhere to a strict cancellation policy. 36 hours advance notice is required for credit towards a future session within the same season. No shows will forfeit their reservation.

Wicked Fitness & Island Inspired Board Company SUP’s priority is providing a safe experience! Tours will proceed as scheduled in light rain and mild weather conditions. In the event of lightning and thunder, all participants will be notified in advance of cancellation. You will receive credit towards a future tour within the same season.

What about those friendly creatures out on the lake??? From Cate at Island Inspired: I have been paddling there for a few years and have yet to find an alligator. I hear rumors that they are there but because we are talking, paddling and making ourselves pretty obvious, they likely prefer to move away from anywhere we go. We took some photographers out there to do a photo shoot and even went looking for some but to no avail. You will see, it’s very peaceful and relaxing, it’s not soo deep in the preserve that you find tons of wild creatures. It’s just nice! Also we will mostly be above the water…. not in it.

More about Island Inspired Board Company:

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandinspiredboards/

Website: http://islandinspired.com/

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Wicked SUP Yoga

Wicked Fitness + Island Inspired Board Company = Sweet Collaboration. We don’t partner with just anyone. Has to be a company of high caliber, excellent morals, great customer service skills and always puts safety first. We have found that with Cate and her team at Island Inspired Board Company.

Break out of the studio and take your practice to the next level finding balance on the water. This beginner class will gently launch you into Stand Up Paddle Yoga. The adventure starts with on land instruction followed by a group launch and a guided paddle across the lake. We will then anchor down and take you through a grounded flow as you find tranquility on beautiful Kingston Lake. Yoga + Nature! Taught by our very own Felice Colton

Ages 12 and up. Must be able to swim but no yoga or paddle board experience required. Weight limit 275 lbs.

Advance Registration is required

We offer 2 price points:

SUP Yoga with Board Rental: $35 includes board, paddle, life jacket and whistle

SUP Yoga Bring Your Own Board: $20 MUST register online as well. CLIENT MUST provide: board, paddle, life jacket, whistle, 20-25 ft line with anchor and COILED leash. If you cannot provide any of these safety items, you can rent them at Waccamaw Outfitters for $5. (cash only pls)

Advance registration and payment required. 6 maximum per class. Minimum 3 to host event. Please include cell # on Mindbody account when registering in case of inclement weather.

Meet at Waccamaw Outfitters located at 4 Elm St. in Conway, SC. Please arrive 15 minutes (by 6:45 am) early to complete paperwork, board selection and demo.

What to Bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, towel, WATER, drybag for personal items (at your own risk), hat if you desire and your sense of adventure.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes you don’t mind potentially getting wet. (workout clothes, bathing suits underneath if preferred

Sorry, no refunds. We do adhere to a strict cancellation policy. 36 hours advance notice is required for credit towards a future session within the same season. No shows will forfeit their reservation.

Wicked Fitness & Island Inspired Board Company SUP’s priority is providing a safe experience! Tours will proceed as scheduled in light rain and mild weather conditions. In the event of lightning and thunder, all participants will be notified in advance of cancellation. You will receive credit towards a future tour within the same season.

What about those friendly creatures out on the lake??? From Cate at Island Inspired: I have been paddling there for a few years and have yet to find an alligator. I hear rumors that they are there but because we are talking, paddling and making ourselves pretty obvious, they likely prefer to move away from anywhere we go. We took some photographers out there to do a photo shoot and even went looking for some but to no avail. You will see, it’s very peaceful and relaxing, it’s not soo deep in the preserve that you find tons of wild creatures. It’s just nice! Also we will mostly be above the water…. not in it.

More about Island Inspired Board Company:

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandinspiredboards/

Website: http://islandinspired.com/

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Group Sound Healing

Group Sound Healing Event: Just $10

If every sound is vibration and if the vibration touches each and
every cell of our body, we can understand that we don’t perceive
sound only with the ears, but with all cells in our body.

Stress reduction is one of the most important results of receiving
sound therapy. Stress is the underlying cause of many physical
conditions and it melts away with ease when you are bathed in a
sea of sound healing vibrations.

Sound Healing is so effective because it influences our emotional
bodies as well as our physical bodies. Emotional imbalances are at
the root of many physical diseases and when we heal our emotional
bodies, the physical symptoms disappear. Sound and emotions are
deeply connected. Human emotions have their immediate
expression through sound, and it is often the repression of the sound of the emotions that creates emotional blockages.

Conversely,sound can be used to unlock the blocked emotions and release them with ease and grace.

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Jump & Twist Back In Time Old School Event

Remember when you were a kid? You could probably jump rope and hula hoop in the yard until the street lights came on and your mom called you for dinner. Somehow as the years turn we stop. But your inner child remembers what an amazing workout that was. Come join us for a morning of reminiscing, through fun fitness to an old school playlist. Make it even more fun and wear something that reminds you of your childhood. Ages 16 and up

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Mini Intro to Ayurveda Workshop

Our ancestors followed daily, seasonal, and yearly rhythms of nature by necessity, but modern life overrides these cycles, affecting a woman’s health and happiness.

Join us as we explore simple and natural self-care Ayurvedic practices for fall to minimize stress and put us back in sync with nature. Wear comfortable clothing to move in.

Ayurveda, “the science of life” is a healing system that originated thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the idea that good health depends on the balance between mind, body, and spirit.
Known as nature’s medicine, Ayurveda focuses on restoring balance through self-care practices that can include massage, specialized diets, herbs, aromatherapy, and exercise.

*This will be short condensed mini introduction and depending on demand will creat a more in depth workshop at a later date

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Intro to Essential Oils

What’s the deal with essential oils? Come join us Sunday, June 4th to learn what are essential oils, how to use them and which oils are right for you & your family. Experience the healing gifts of the earth and help your body to heal itself naturally. Have an issue, either physical or emotional? There’s an oil for that. Come find out.

This Intro class is free, but for supply purposes, please sign up via Mindbody so we can prepare. Thank you.

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Wicked Pajama Party-Yoga for Better Sleep

Pajama Party: Yoga for relaxation and better sleep.
Come dressed in your most comfortable Pajamas as we explore the many ways to find better sleep through Yoga. We will move through a Yin Yoga sequence holding poses for longer periods of time and moving slowly focusing on the breath and gentle stretch. Pranayama breathing techniques to help calm and relax will be shared as well as a long relaxing savasana. $10

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The Cold Hard Truth: Straight Answers for Common Questions

I’m sure we all can agree the idea of “going on a diet” and “getting in shape” can be like a dark, looming figure in the corner of the room. Something every once in a while we look over at, and quickly look away from until it’s spring and we have to go bathing suit shopping. Nothing like a tiny dressing room with fluorescent light bulbs to put things in to clear perspective.  We won’t even mention how in our New Year’s resolutions, we all vowed to get in shape and have an amazing bikini body by summer, but that was forgotten about by the beginning of February, and now Spring has sprung and time is running out.

But where to start? There’s so much to know….what to eat and not eat, what exercises are best for what you are trying to accomplish, do supplements work? It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. Never fear! Your friendly Wicked Fitness trainer can help! First, we gotta start with your mind.

You need realistic expectations. News flash, losing weight is incredibly HARD work. How fast or slow you lose really is up to you. You decide to work out, and workout hard 4-5 days a week and partner it with proper nutrition, that you are incredibly disciplined with, you are obviously going to notice changes faster than someone who is only working out at a moderate pace 2-3 days a week, and only being half way strict with nutrition.  Unfortunately, losing weight really goes hand and hand with nutrition. So, unless you are eating for your goals too, the road to results is going to be a slow, frustrating one.  Let’s just be honest…the client who says, I want to lose 25 lbs. in 2 months, but I can only come to 2 classes a week, and I have no intention of changing my eating or drinking habits….. not realistic expectations.

Are you obsessed with how many calories you are getting, or macros, or carbs, or whatever? Let me ask you this…. Has it gotten you the results you want despite the length of time you have been committed to it? Probably not, which is why you are now asking a trainer. If you truly feel the need to count something, count reps of exercises. Wipe out your mind set of what magic number you think you need, because every single body is different.

What about skin? The human body is pretty amazing, and usually the better we are to it, the better it will be to us in return. Let’s say we haven’t always been so kind to it, which has led us to a place we are not the size we want to be. I often get questions about losing weight and having loose skin. The key is to tighten and tone as you go which definitely without a doubt will help. However, let’s use a balloon as an example. You take a balloon and stretch it, and blow it up much larger than its original size.  If you instantly let the air out, it will go back close to its original size, but the latex will be a little loose.

Now, let’s say you blow that balloon up much larger, and the latex is very stretched, and then you leave it that size for a significant period of time. When you deflate the balloon it will be much looser and still stretched out. Skin acts the same way. If you lose a significant amount of weight, your skin has already been stretched out for a period of time, and once it is that stretched out, although some will elasticize, it has no place to go. The same actually goes for muscle. If you visualize a body builder, (for example’s sake an extreme body builder like an Arnold Schwarzenegger type), they build their muscles to a certain size. Well, in turn that muscle mass has no place to go when they stop training, the mass just changes form usually to bulk unless they continually tone. The same with stretch marks, they will lighten and get significantly smaller, but traces of them will always remain no matter how small you get.

Let’s take a second to talk about the scale. I blame society for this. It apparently has become so engrained in our minds that we, at our height should weigh a certain amount.  My next question…Says who? I have women who come seeking counsel regularly that say they want to be 120 lbs. Little does that woman know, her bone structure is not built to be that size. That particular woman might look sickly at 120 lbs., whereas someone of a different build and frame, that may be a healthy weight for. Guess what… your frame, and your build, and your bone structure are not the same as the person next to you. Whoever said the scale was anyone’s friend LIED. Stop focusing on numbers on the scale and focus on what you see in the mirror. Focus on how your clothes fit. You like what you see, Fantastic!!! Keep up the great work! You are uncomfortable in your own skin… then make some changes to meet your goals.

At the end of the day losing weight, toning up, getting healthy… it is a LIFESTYLE. Not to mention a commitment that takes time, work and constant dedication. Results take work. There is no magic supplement, or pill despite all the hogwash the nutrition industry will try and sell you. They are making tons of money off peoples strong desires for a quick, easy fix.  YOU are the owner of your body and mind. So, is it possible? ABSOLUTELY! But it starts with realistic expectations. Set your mind on the right course, and you are already on your way.

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Buti Hot Core Teaser Event

Jingle all the way to our first Buti Hot Core class on Friday night. This will be a one hour special event with 30 minutes of Buti Yoga basics cleverly crafted into a fun yoga flow, great for beginners and Butisattvas alike to fine tune their form and postures. The second half of the class will be the debut of Buti Hot Core, a 30 minute segment that utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to engage the deep muscles of the core. Broken into pre-sequenced sets to maximize muscle toning, look and functionality, Hot Core is the perfect class for students looking to enhance core strength or push the limits of their yoga practice. 30 minutes of hot core includes a resting savasana at the conclusion. Just $5!

Students practice in socks to facilitate fluid “drag” or friction creating resistance. Your socks CAN be cute. However, the purpose is function and not look. Please wear socks that come over your beautiful knees. An additional pair of socks underneath is recommended to provide padding for your toes. Hot Core is practiced on the bare floor, needing a slippery surface to execute the movements with fluidity and grace.

Looking to tone up your abs in a new and sexy way? Come play with us at HotCore.

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