RISE to Health and Wellness has a passion to help individuals in the community reach their health goals with a holistic approach to wellness. They prioritize not only diet and fitness, but also mental and spiritual health that will lead to more sustainable changes.
RISE offers services such as health coaching, holistic nutrition counseling, physical therapy, personal training, supplements, pantry/fridge makeover and grocery shopping support. In addition to this, they have recently added a new level to their holistic wellness approach by offering yoga classes.
Owner of RISE to Health and Wellness, Kelli Hindes, who makes yoga approachable for all skill levels said, “I wanted to target those people who are looking for something that is sustainable and to find balance in their life.”
Hindes brought on a fitness and yoga instructor to her team, Lacey Anderson, who has a background in fitness and has worked at a gym for the past seven years.
“I have always been interested in yoga. I took yoga classes in college and was immediately hooked, but it never felt like the right time to pursue instructing yoga until the shutdown,” said Anderson.
She further elaborated, “When COVID came and the gyms were shut down, I had the opportunity to really think and redirect my attention.”
Anderson explained that one day while she and Hindes were chatting about their own journeys, they had an “ah-ha” moment.
“We both had the same vision for helping people and fitness and incorporating scripture into yoga. It just felt like God was putting everything in place for us to kind of do this together.”
The practice of yoga offers numerous benefits to the body and mental health. Hindes explained that the practice of yoga involves discipline. Yoga makes time to find rest, stillness and quietness in the mind that is often lacking.
Hindes explained the importance of meditation, “Here at RISE, our priority is that people meditate on the most important thing, which is scripture. We incorporate scripture in our meditation practice.”
These yoga classes are open to all ages, and they start with the very basic, foundational poses. Hindes and Anderson encourage mothers or parents to bring their children, the elderly to practice with them and people of all ages and fitness levels to partake in their group practice. Balance and stabilization is a skill that can be enhanced at any age.
“It is welcome to all ages at the same time because we can always modify or advance a move,” said Anderson.
For now, classes are currently offered on the weekends and are approximately 60-minutes long. Each class costs $10; however, there will be half-off discounts for college students, who can show their school ID, and for children under the age of 18.
RISE to Health and Wellness is also moving forward on developing their own app where people will be able to purchase a class, reserve a spot or buy gear online. On the app, you will be able to check in, receive notifications or updates about group classes, pop-up classes or class openings. With this new app, they are also looking to launch membership opportunities and group pricing.
At the start of the new year, there are also new and exciting opportunities at RISE. There will be a new yoga schedule that will not only include weekend classes, but also classes offered at various times throughout the day, including over the lunch break.
RISE is also looking to launch a new meal prep service. Hindes explained that this will include holistic nutritionist-approved recipes such as paleo, whole 30 and other very healthy, clean options.
RISE to Health and Wellness will also have a full-emersion, three-tiered package available at the first of the year. There will be a package that includes a session with a physical therapist, one-on-one session with a personal trainer or yoga instructor, health coaching, holistic nutrition session and a reserved spot in all classes. There will be other options to choose from so that individuals can find a package that best fits their wellness needs.
If you are interested in attending RISE yoga, visit the RISE to Health and Wellness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Risetohealthandwellness for more details on upcoming classes.
RISE also sells yoga gear such as mats, clothes and other equipment, and you can also purchase Zerodrop shoes prescribed by their physical therapist. If you are interested in other services, email [email protected] or visit their website at risetohealthandwellness.com/pages/home.