Strength, Mobility, Ease.
Our emphasis at Remedy is to find your body's best combination of strength and mobility.
To find deeper strength, that close-to-the-bone kind of strength, our Remedy Barre class draws from ballet fundamentals, yoga, and Pilates, while combining dance inspired movements to enhance your flexibility and overall ease of movement. Our barre class is a challenging, 45-50 minute workout that alternates between deep, isometric engagements and full-body dynamic movements to awaken your body's best mobility and strength. We top Remedy Barre off with a 10-15 minute roll-down to lessen soreness, stimulate blood flow and promote elasticity in your myofascia.
We believe that as much as your body works for you, it needs to be restored. In our Remedy Roll class, we use subtle activations to increase body awareness, range of motion and strength, and we reinvigorate tired and tight muscles by exploring full-body fascial stretching and foam rolling from head to toe. Although certain strengthening techniques are implemented in order to properly use the foam roller, Remedy Roll is a slower paced, release-based class with a mellow yoga vibe. When the weather is chilly, it's nice to have long sleeves when you are rolling.
Our newest class, 30:30, combines exactly half Barre and half Roll to give your body a balanced, beautiful, lunchtime experience.
Our classes stay fresh, our attitude relaxed and our jargon super fun. Join us!
Barre + Foam Rolling FAQs
Why does foam rolling hurt while doing it?
Any time you’re trying to change the current state of your myofascia*, it can feel uncomfortable. Just as if you’re working out and “feeling the burn” because you’re literally trying to firm your tissue, compressing it with a foam roller also “burns” because you’re trying to soften it, as does stretching because you’re trying to lengthen it. Different treatments of your tissue feel differently, but they all feel like something.
Why do I get sore after working out, stretching or foam rolling?
If you’re in a particular routine and you change it, your myofascia* will always try and go back to the state it was in before, because that’s your body’s idea of what “normal” is. Your fascia is an extremely sensitive system, in the way that it adapts to whatever activity you provide it with, whether that’s constant sitting or avid running. After several days of doing the same activity, your fascia starts to read that as your body’s new normal activity, and it trains itself to be able to do that activity efficiently. Soreness is your myofascia*’s way of trying to contract back into it’s “normal” state, unless you keep up your activity to create a new state of normalcy. Extreme soreness is a sign that you’ve tried to change your tissues too much and too fast, in which case they will inflame and act as though they are injured.
What does the foam roller actually do?
The foam roller compresses your myofascia. By applying prolonged compression to your myofascia*, trigger points and tension are released by way of heat, ischemia/hyperemia (blood rushing out and back into the area) and forced softening (think meat tenderizing). When there are trigger points in the fascia, entire fascial lines can get tripped up and feel the effects, tightening up other trigger points as a result. Fascial stretching can open up the fascial lines but cannot always completely unravel trigger points, which is when pressure applied to them is the best way to release them.
*myofascia is the term used for muscles and fascia, because in regards to exercising, stretching and foam rolling the muscles and fascia behave the same way and are in many ways the same thing.