THE TRAIN BODY BRAIN MISSION:
Train Body Brain is a brand new fitness method that combines movement and self-development to build resilience in body, brain and spirit.
Each Train Body Brain class is designed to improve fitness, while teaching meditation and spiritual self-care skills to provide tools of support for the rest of your life.
It’s not about how exercise makes you look, it's about how exercise makes you feel. It’s about nourishing, not punishing, your body, brain and spirit.
What is the Train Body Brain Method?
Each class begins with a dynamic warm up. As we warm up the body, the brain is encouraged to let go of habitual negative thoughts and let in positive intentions.
This is followed by 20 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and then 25 minutes of strengthening and stretching.
We finish with 15 minutes of mindful meditation, arriving in the present moment by simply noticing the breath. Train Body Brain meditations focus on self-compassion and letting go of anxiety.
The Train Body Brain Method leaves you energised, but with a feeling of peace and calm more typical of a yoga class than a high intensity workout.
Why do teenagers need the Train Body Brain Method?
Inundated with images of the so-called 'perfect body' and 'perfect life', alongside the age-old stresses of school, exams and friendships, teenagers face many challenges in today's world.
75% of mental health problems start in adolescence.
37% of 14 year olds report feeling worthless, unhappy and unable to concentrate.
Rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the last 25 years.
WHY DO WE COMBINE MINDFULNESS AND HIIT?
The combination of meditation and HIIT may at first seem surprising: HIIT is designed to increase the heart rate while meditation focuses on calming down the body and mind.
However, a recent State University of New Jersey research project showed that students who combined aerobic exercise with meditation twice a week over a two month period, experienced a 40% reduction in symptoms of depression.
This data is reinforced by what we find in girls who come to Train Body Brain classes: they feel calmer and happier after class, experienced reduced anxiety and low mood throughout the week.