THE F.I.T. PROJECT
A portion of our proceeds go to our the F.I.T. project, which stands for "Fitness Is Therapy".
To partner with fitness instructors, gyms and studios to sponsor free fitness classes across the nation for anyone and everyone to enjoy. When you are in a tough spot, the last thing you are thinking about is your health and wellness, when in fact, focusing on those two aspects of life is what will help you the most. We want to give everyone the opportunity to get into fitness with absolutely no barriers.
What We Do
Aim to educate Americans on the benefit of fitness for inner
strength and post-traumatic growth.
Create a welcoming community and accepting environment for
those struggling with life’s obstacles.
Highlight local fitness instructors and their skills.
Virago partners with fitness studios of all types to put on these classes. Check out our upcoming free fitness classes and reserve your spot to see what type of fitness works best for you. The class is absolutely free, so feel free to sign up a friend as well. Make new friends, try new things and get the chance to experience first-hand the benefit of fitness for stress.
At the beginning of each class, we start out with the Fitness Is Therapy activity.
Write down something you are currently struggling with
Fold it up and put it in your pocket or set it aside.
While working out, let that struggle naturally come to your mind, and physically work through it.
When the work out is finished, take out your struggle and rip it off.
The back of it says, "Now Let It Go".
Throw it away on your way out, take a deep breath and leave feeling physically, emotionally and mentally rejuvenated and ready for your day.
You are left with a mantra that you can keep with you always.
You Are Strong, Your Are Bold, You Are Resilient, You Are Fearless, You Are Committed, You Are Driven, You Are Humble, You Are Limitless. YOU ARE VIRAGO.
FREE FITNESS CLASSES
We will cover striking fundamentals, basic footwork, combinations, learning distance/space management. We will be drilling with partners plus working on our heavy bags. Class taught by two certified martial arts and fitness instructors.
Our Group WOD combines weight training and high intensity exercise all in one for a total body workout.
This one-hour outdoor workout class will feature a variety of bodyweight exercises designed to increase your strength, agility, and flexibility. No exercise equipment? No problem! Learn the latest techniques for staying fit using your own body weight as resistance. This workout is designed for bodies of all abilities- you will be moving through circuits of exercises for time, but can you can go at your own pace. Join Coach Vera for a dynamic hour of movement!
A group fitness class for all levels. Drills and intervals designed for maximum results in minimal time. A mix of dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, bands, and body weight drills that will challenge your body and mind.
A grounding all-levels vinyasa class. Movement will be paired with breath and guided meditation. We will be flowing through a variety of fun and enjoyable postures that will suit all ages and skillsets!
CROSSFIT: Constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement - open to all fitness and experience levels, we'll scale the movements and weights for each individual. Plyometrics, dumbbells, kettlebells, and gymnastics movements will be incorporated into the workout. Expect an hour-long class, which will include a warm-up, skill work, strength work, a 15-25 minute workout, plus a cool down.
This will be a unique HIIT class combing our top classes with Kettle Bells, bag work and bodyweight exercises. Participants will get a total body workout with strength training, core work, agility and the chance to punch and kick out some frustrations. The instructors are not just certified fitness professionals but certified martial arts instructors as well. So you know you are getting a great workout from a qualified team.
This Group Training for women will consist of a dynamic warm-up, and a full body strength and core workout in 60 minutes. This class will help you build muscle, lose body fat and get incredibly strong.
DANCE FITNESS PARTY WITH BOOTIQUE: We’re using your favorite dance songs and easy-to-follow moves to bring you a high-energy cardio dance experience you are sure to love. This won’t feel like a boring cardio workout nor will you feel like you’re being judged on “So You Think You Can Dance”. This dance party is more like a night out with your friends – only that annoying guy won’t be hitting on you and there’s no danger of a hangover tomorrow.