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Dirty Yoga expands its online class offerings—and adds weights


The hip Brooklyn-based company is rolling out smart new online classes for your living-room yoga sessions.
Dirty Yoga
In “Heavy,” you’ll use light weights to tone your arms when you’re not in chaturanga.

 

Hip Brooklyn-based online yoga purveyor Dirty Yoga is expanding its offerings for the new year, adding targeted classes (with tongue-in-cheek names) and an of-the-moment yoga-with-weights class to its repertoire.

The site, which has offered three weekly 35-minute flow classes since its launch last spring, is rolling out “Space” for flexibility, “Fast and Loose” for cardio, “Hold” for stamina, and “Hard Core” for, well, hard-core yoga. But the most unique offering is “Heavy,” a toning flow class in which living-room yogis grip light weights in 90 percent of the poses.

Why give yogis weights? “Heavy is designed to make your body stronger, period,” says Dirty Yoga co-founder and sole instructor Jess Gronholm. “I wanted to create a program that had the feel and flow of yoga that people love, with the benefits of weight training that people need.”

Gronholm recommends 3–5-pound weights for women and 5–10 for men. Expect to sweat profusely during the 35-minute class which will have you repeating reverse flies in Warrior III and bicep curls in Extended Side Angle. A head’s up: I tried it in the morning and was sore by evening.

“Heavy” went live on January 1, and the rest of the new classes will be rolled out gradually over the next few weeks until the whole Dirty program is available at the end of February.

For more info and for classes, $10/week–$20/month, visit www.dirtyyogaco.com

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