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An athletic & modern approach to yoga

If you're turned off from yoga because the idea of sitting on a cushion chanting to crystals for wisdom doesn't sound like you, then I'm right there with you! Yoga can be a bit overwhelming if you look at many of the ancient traditions.

But it doesn't have to be!!

It's time to rethink what yoga is and discover the intersection between fitness and yoga. This 8-week series will do just that with the CounterFlow Yoga & Cardio Yoga programs.

...but yoga isn't for me
Sure, maybe you can’t put your leg behind your head and sitting on a meditation pillow for hours sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do yoga!

I’ve worked with recreational adult and youth athletes for years, and I’ve heard many say…‘I know I should do yoga to improve my performance and mental toughness, but it’s just so boring and just not for me!’

As a life-long dancer and athlete, for years I had the same self-limiting beliefs about yoga and meditation. I knew it would help my mental focus and give my body some calming relief from the hard pounding HIIT and running workouts I did daily. But finding the right class wasn’t easy.

I would go to classes and my anxiety / squirrel brain would struggle with all the sitting, or worse, I was made to feel ‘inadequate and bad’ because I couldn’t do lots of the difficult poses that were part of this long-standing ancient practice.

Then one day I found a class that allowed me to be me. We moved with intensity and vigor. She connected us with the music and her powerful moving mantras. I found deeply connected within, yet I was moving the whole time; it was a life-changing experience. It was then I realized that yoga could be dynamic AND mindful. I understood that I could take my knowledge in exercise science, movement patterns, and connect it with sports psychology principles to really help people move well and feel well.

Since then I’ve made it my mission to showcase the intersection between yoga and fitness. I developed CounterFlow Yoga with this goal, and teach Cardio Yoga as it’s rooted in the same principles. This is why I’m super stocked for this series that brings the two together, plus lots of other awesome fitness and mindfulness moments to make you the best athlete possible! 

are you ready for the adventure?

Stand Taller. Move Easier. Perform Better

This line has been my personal philosophy for years. Because let’s be real, hurting sucks and injuries are the worst. So every class I teach works to improve your posture, balance, mobility, and strength so you can perform at YOUR peak! Below is just a sneak peak at how I blend all my training and experience together to take you through some amazing and fun movement experiences!

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posture & alignment

Target all your muscles that help you stand tall with specialized strength and mobility work.

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Modern Movement

Take yourself to the next level with a solid foundation
in movement pattern training, using just your body.

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Balance

Balance is the foundation of performance. Train your feet to improve your risk of falling.

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Modern Yoga

Breath, mindfulness, and movement. These are the
core elements of yoga that we will focus on.

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Flexibility

Move with comfort and ease as you work to improve the range of motion in your muscles and joints.

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Modern Pilates

Connect your core with your movements through a combo of breath control and deep work.

Yoga for Athletes Program Details

8-weeks to discover yourself and unleash your true potential through twice weekly sessions, full access to GXunited.TV, and weekly emails AND go all in with more private coaching!

Join as a Rookie, MVP, or All-Star Member

Whether you’re training for your next marathon, looking to improve your time in the pool, or need some mental conditioning to increase focus and awareness on the courts, NOW is the time to commit to yourself and become a “Yoga for Athletes” Rookie, MVP, or All-Star.

Rookie

8-week program details
$ 199
  • 16 LIVE (on Zoom) classes (+ recording)
  • 2-month membership to GXunited.TV
  • 7-part Core Kick-start Video Series
  • Weekly Tips & Motivation Emails
  • Weekly email support from Summer
  • 16-part Training & Mindset Video Series
  • 8-part Kettlbell Strength Video Series
  • Individual Functional Movement Screen
  • Personal Coaching Sessions

All-Star

8-week program details
$ 999
  • 16 LIVE (on Zoom) classes (+ recording)
  • 2-month membership to GXunited.TV
  • 7-part Core Kick-start Video Series
  • 16-part Training & Mindset Video Series
  • 8-part Kettlbell Strength Video Series
  • Weekly Tips & Motivation Emails
  • Individual Functional Movement Screen
  • 4 Half-Hour Personal Coaching Sessions
  • Unlimited email support from Summer
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mvp

8-week program details
$ 499
  • 16 LIVE (on Zoom) classes(+ recording)
  • 2-month membership to GXunited.TV
  • 7-part Core Kick-start Video Series
  • 16-part Training & Mindset Video Series
  • 8-part Kettlbell Strength Video Series
  • Weekly Tips & Motivation Emails
  • Unlimited email support from Summer
  • Individual Functional Movement Screen
  • Personal Coaching Sessions

Meet Coach Summer

Summer Sides, Founder of GXunited and Owner of Greensboro Downtown Yoga, loves working with athletes! As a former dancer, runner, cyclists, and duathlete, she geeks out when getting to talk running and endurance with other athletes.

She’s completed numerous 5K, 10K, and half marathons, plus 3 marathons. She has placed in the top 3 at numerous duathlons (run-bike-run) events, and completed an Ironman Distance duathlon. An ankle injury took her out of running, but she still loves helping other endurance athletes perform at their best.

She also knows her stuff! In addition to being a former professor of Exercise Science and a 200-hour trained Yoga Teacher, she’s an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach and RRCA Running Coach. Plus, she did her Master’s thesis (M.S. Kinesiology – Sports Psychology) in the impact of overtraining syndrome and mindset on the endurance athlete.

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