For many of us, working from home this year meant that we were moving less. To get our bodies moving again we organized various virtual workouts for our employees:
Pilates Extravaganza with Teresa Ellis from Pilates Barre + Jams: Teresa Ellis is the owner of Pilates Barre and Jams, a Queer/Black-owned pilates studio centering the BIPOC, Queer, Fat identifying, Trans, and sex worker communities. Teresa gave us a taste of one of her workouts.
Mindful Yoga with Michelle Heller from Heller Good Yoga: Michelle Heller of Heller Good Yoga hosted a virtual session on breathing techniques, desk yoga, and a guided meditation.
Low-Intensity Chair Workout from Kuudose: We partnered with Joey Thurman from Kuudose for a low-intensity chair work. Kuudose is a community of fitness and wellness industry authorities offering exclusive workouts, healthy living tips, and mindfulness programs.
Barre Fitness Class with May Rayos from Move With May: Barre is a workout technique that focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements and pulsing that is designed to strengthen and tone your body. May Rayos is a San Diego-based ACE Certified Fitness Instructor who specializes in barre, spin, and sculpt.
Virtual Self-Defense Class with Lindsay and Stephan Goyne from Bay Jiu-Jiutsu: Yelp colleague Lindsay Goyne and her husband, Stephan, from Bay Jiu-Jiutsu, gave us an introduction to self defense.
Bachata Lesson with Anacristina Ramirez: Bachata is a genre of Latin American music and dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. Yelp’s very own Anacristina Ramirez took us through some of the basic steps that make this a popular style of dance.