Need a little motivation to tone the abs and sculpt the thighs? According to Jolene Goring, Geo-Fit Personal Training fitness director, yoga and wine is the perfect mix of health and fun. She isn’t the only one who thinks so.
Wine has been proven to complement yoga. According to wellness guru David Romanelli, wine can help you relax and find your inner peace, which is part of yoga’s mission. Yoga and wine can intertwine for maximum bliss.
Scottsdale-based Geo-Fit offers a home yoga and wine package typically used for birthdays, date night, girls night or just because.
Goring says that her two main types of clients are couples having date night at home or girlfriends getting together for some fun.
“I used to train a lot of husband-and-wife clients who would invite me to stay for wine after their sessions,” Goring says. “One night I was talking with a couple, and they came up with the idea.”
Since post-workout chatting with couples and friends over glassfuls of wine became the norm, Goring decided to implement this duo into her business.
The package is the new craze. Goring says her Thursday and Friday nights are filled to the brim each week with clients who want to stay healthy, but have fun, too. Lots of people around the Valley are making wine drinking a post-workout activity.
“It’s gotten really popular because it’s new and exciting,” Goring says. “It motivates them to know they’ll get wine.”
A typical session lasts for 45 minutes and then the fun begins. Following the workout, there is a wine and cheese tasting to provide a bit of a reward. Also offered are add-ons such as makeup services for ladies going out after, chair massages and facials, to name a few.
“They can choose whether they want more of a relaxing workout or something intense,” Goring says. “Then we do the wine tasting.”
The yoga and wine package starts at $150 and additional costs are assessed based on the number of people and add-ons.
“I’ve gotten fitness in front of a lot more people because the package inspires you to be active,” Goring says.
According to Goring, a lot of people don’t like going to the gym. Visiting clients’ homes bearing wine allows them to get fit in a comfortable atmosphere with a tangible incentive.
“It inspires people because there’s a treat afterwards,” Goring says. “It sets a healthy standard.”
Geo-Fit Personal Training
15678 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, #103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260