Kristen Cowan

A former ballet dancer, gone barre, fitness yoga instructor. Promoting a natural approach to health, wellness, and fitness.

Join me and remember It’s always a happy hour at the barre!

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Photos from Kristen Cowan's post 03/31/2024

Happy Easter from our family to yours πŸ°πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

03/17/2024

Don’t miss us Sunday morning at 8am! Let’s flow! πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ”₯
Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness

03/03/2024

Get down with us Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness
Discover the power of flexibility for both body and mind, while cultivating a supportive community. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned yogi, our sessions cater to all levels. Let's flow together and embrace wellness in every breath. See you on the mat!

Kristen Cowan A former ballet dancer, gone barre, fitness yoga instructor. Promoting a natural approach to health

03/01/2024

Are you looking to elevate your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) game to the next level? Consider incorporating yoga into your training regimen. While BJJ focuses on grappling techniques and ground fighting, yoga offers a myriad of physical and mental benefits that can complement and enhance your performance on the mat.

1. **Improved Flexibility**: One of the most obvious benefits of yoga for BJJ practitioners is increased flexibility. Many BJJ techniques require a wide range of motion, and having flexible muscles and joints can make executing these moves much easier and more effective. Yoga poses like downward dog, pigeon pose, and seated forward fold can target key areas such as the hips, hamstrings, and spine, helping to improve your overall flexibility.

2. **Enhanced Strength**: Yoga is not just about flexibility; it also helps to build strength, particularly in muscles that may not be targeted during traditional strength training exercises. Poses like plank, warrior poses, and balancing poses require engaging multiple muscle groups simultaneously, leading to improved overall strength and stability. This increased strength can translate to better control and leverage on the mat, allowing you to execute techniques with more power and precision.

3. **Better Balance and Coordination**: BJJ requires a high level of balance and coordination, especially when transitioning between positions or attempting submissions. Yoga can help improve these skills through poses that challenge your balance and require you to focus on body alignment and control. Practicing yoga regularly can help you develop a stronger mind-body connection, enabling you to move more fluidly and efficiently during sparring sessions.

4. **Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation**: BJJ can be physically demanding and puts a lot of strain on the body, increasing the risk of injuries. Yoga can play a crucial role in both preventing injuries and aiding in rehabilitation. By practicing yoga, you can strengthen the muscles surrounding your joints, improve flexibility to reduce the risk of strains and tears, and promote better posture and alignment to alleviate stress on the body.

5. **Stress Reduction and Mental Clarity**: In addition to its physical benefits, yoga also offers numerous mental health benefits that can be invaluable for BJJ practitioners. The focus on deep breathing and mindfulness in yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety, allowing you to approach your training with a clear and focused mind. This mental clarity can be especially beneficial during competitions, helping you stay calm under pressure and make strategic decisions on the mat.

Incorporating yoga into your BJJ training routine doesn't mean you have to spend hours on the mat each day. Even just a few minutes of yoga practice a few times a week can make a significant difference in your performance and overall well-being. Whether you're looking to improve your flexibility, strength, balance, or mental resilience, yoga offers something for every BJJ practitioner. So roll out your mat, strike a pose, and discover the powerful synergy between yoga and BJJ.

02/25/2024

Finding strength and learning to soften ✨
Join our yoga community every Sunday morning at 8am Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness
10$ drop in or 45$ for 5 classes
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02/22/2024

Find time for your practice ✨

Strengthening Full Body Vinyasa Flow 02/16/2024

Check out our latest pre recorded vinyasa flow class on our YouTube page

Strengthening Full Body Vinyasa Flow Join us for a dynamic and invigorating vinyasa flow yoga class designed to strengthen your entire body while improving flexibility and balance. Led by experi...

02/10/2024

β€œPracticing yoga and learning about yourself is like entering a big dark room and turning the lights on one by one. People want instant transformation. Yoga is not for these people. It is for people who are patient and willing to work hard to overcome their limitations.”
– Swami Niranjanananda

Join me every Sunday morning Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness at 8am
10$ walk in or 5 classes for 45$

02/02/2024

Join me on Zoom!

01/21/2024

Start your week off opening the muscles and the mind with me Sunday mornings at 8am Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness
DM to reserve your spot!
10$ drop in or 45$ for 5 classes

01/18/2024

Do you have your spot reserved !?
4 more days till our yoga class kicks off Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness

01/14/2024

Join us for a flow session on January 21st at 8am to improve your flexibility, balance, and stress management. Reserve your spot today!

01/13/2024

Get your yoga mats ready! Starting January 21st at 8am yoga and meditation Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness DM to reserve your spot now!

01/07/2024

We did it!!!!!!! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

01/04/2024

So excited to announce I will be teaching a Sunday practice Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness πŸ™πŸ»
Join me as we gain flexibility and focus. Starting our week off right!
DM me for more details

12/19/2023

Build your strength, flexibility, and focus with me Fuse Martial Arts & Fitness starting in January !

11/16/2023

Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose) is a challenging but rewarding posture that requires strength, flexibility, balance, and confidence.
While Astavakrasana is a powerful upper-back strengthener, it’s important to build up both core and back strength before trying it. The more strength you have, the less likely you are to dump all of your weight into your shoulders, elbows, and wrists when you push up. Take your time over weeks or even months doing poses like Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) with good alignment to get your upper back and core in shape to bear weight safely in this peak pose.
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11/11/2023

Finding balance πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

09/25/2023

Set some goals and meet them today!

08/04/2023

Overalls are the clothing and accessories that you wear on your body ✨

06/04/2023

Sleeping on the job!

Atlas wanted momma to hold him while I was cleaning and then this happened! And he’s snoring!

Photos from Kristen Cowan's post 05/12/2023

Smile big, laugh often πŸ’š

05/10/2023

Stronger body, stronger mind πŸ’ͺ🏻

Super proud of my postpartum fitness journey so far! Is it easy NO! Is it worth it 100%
Taking time for my fitness routine makes me a happier mom!
Happy Wednesday friends!
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04/12/2023

I brought my baby to the barre!

Atlas did so well today while I taught barre class.
At seven weeks postpartum with my first it was hard to even leave the house. Now round two I’m trusting my instincts and listening to my body to give it what it needs! Movement is so important not just for the physical healing but the emotional healing post child birth. You are not selfish mommas for giving yourself 45 min to an hour of movement!
Happy Wednesday friends!
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04/02/2023

May your song always be sung. May
you stay forever young"
β€”Bob Dylan, "Forever Young"

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