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What is Active Resistance Training?

Hi! I’m NYC Personal Trainer Terri Walsh, creator of the Active Resistance Training® (A.R.T) Method, and I’ve been teaching for 35 years.

My signature use of 2 foam yoga blocks creates a challenging and unique calorie-torching non-destructive intensity called ‘active resistance’. All A.R.T. Method mat classes are entirely non-impact, total-body, joint-friendly, and designed to need only the space of your mat.

– Does Active Resistance Training® burn fat?
Yes! Active Resistance Training burns fat by stimulating lean muscle while also raising your heart rate into fat-burning training zones. Wearing your Fitbit will let you know when you are in cardio & fat-burning zones. The more active resistance you generate, the more energy you’ll expend and the more fat you’ll burn.

– Can I build muscle with Active Resistance Training®?
Yes! Active Resistance Training starts building lean fat-burning muscle by using your body weight at first. As you get stronger, you’ll progress to using additional resistance in the form of dumbbells, ankle weights, and kettlebells to create more of a challenge for yourself.

The high repetition of the mat classes means you’ll develop an endurance-based strength that will leave you with lean, firm age-defying muscle.

Do I need to go to a gym to do Active Resistance Training® Why or why not?
No, you don’t need a gym to do Active Resistance Training®. All you need is your bodyweight and two foam yoga blocks, and a mat. Of course, you CAN do it in the gym and use it with all the equipment there, but it’s unnecessary for stunning results.

– How often should I do Active Resistance Training®?
We suggest anywhere from 3-5 days of practice per week. However, you will get great results by combining your training with other disciplines too!

– Is Active Resistance Training® good for Cardio?
Yes! Active Resistance Training® is entirely non-impact cardio that gets your heart rate into the peak, cardio, and fat-burning zones throughout your mat class.

– Is Active Resistance Training® better than free weights?
We love free weights and use free-weights quite often. You can use Active Resistance WITH all free weights. As far as it being ‘better,’ well, it’s just a different way to use resistance in a mat class setting.

Is Active Resistance Training® good for people over 40?
Yes! Active Resistance Training® is especially good for people over 40. It’s an efficient, intense, non-impact, and joint-friendly way to get everything into one workout: strength, endurance, cardio, mobility, and flexibility. You won’t need ‘extra cardio.’

Is Active Resistance Training® good for people over 50?
Yes! In addition to the benefits above, A.R.T. requires you to focus and concentrate in a focused and meaningful way. Studies show that layering combinations of movements while exercising leads to the brain’s long-term longevity and shores up neurological and cognitive functions. Active Resistance Training® employs weighted and unweighted horizontal to vertical multi-joint sequences to help keep all your senses sharp and your mind tuned in and tuned up!

 – How do I start Active Resistance Training®?
Getting started with Active Resistance Training is easy. You can join our live A.R.T. Fundamentals zoom fitness class below. Can’t join the zoom classes? You can also learn how to get started with our guides on Instagram and IGTV and our beginners’ workouts on youtube.

 

Ready to try Active Resistance Training?  Join a zoom fitness class:

Try our A.R.T. Fundamentals Zoom Classes to get you started. Not sure how to use zoom? Click this link How Do I Join a Zoom Fitness Class to get started on a healthy lifestyle from the comfort and safety of your own home.

A.R.T. Fundamentals

Mon/Wed

10 am PST – Noon CST – 1 pm EST

All Levels. This is your entry-level Active Resistance Training® full-body workout. Learn and/or refine your practice no matter your fitness experience.

Equipment: Mat, 2 foam yoga blocks

***This is a LiveStream Class***
You will be sent a link to join the class via Zoom.

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A.R.T. Mat

Tue/Thu

6:30 am PST – 8:30 am CST – 9:30 am EST

Int/Adv Level. Traditional full-body A.R.T. Method Mat Class. An experienced level of fitness and/or ART Fundamentals is recommended.

Equipment: Mat,  2 foam yoga blocks, ankle wts, 3-8 lb dumbbells, a sturdy chair

***This is a LiveStream Class***
You will be sent a Zoom link join the class.

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Stretch & Mobility

Saturday

6  am PST – 8 am CST – 9 am EST

All levels. This 60 min stretch and mobility class will loosen your shoulders, stabilize your knees,  unkink your back and unlock your hips.

Equipment: Mat, 2 foam yoga blocks, a towel, exercise band or strap

***This is a LiveStream Class***
You will be sent a link to join the class via Zoom.

BOOK NOW

“All A.R.T. Method mat classes are entirely non-impact, total-body, joint-friendly, and designed to need only the space of your mat.”

“All A.R.T. Method mat classes are entirely non-impact, total-body, joint-friendly, and designed to need only the space of your mat.”

Whois Terri Walsh?

Terri Walsh is the creator of the Active Resistance Training® Method, and a celebrity Trainer and 35 year veteran of the fitness industry in NYC. She now teaches online and Livestream fitness classes exclusively since her move to Costa Rica in 2014.

Terri was the first Creative Director of Programming at Crunch Fitness and she also headlined five different shows on Crunch Fitness’ ESPN2 including “Washboard Abs” videos. She created the “Yoga Block Workouts” which were featured in Self, Women’s Health, Shape, Crunch Gyms, and many more. Terri is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Specialist. She’s been interviewed, quoted, and featured in numerous beauty, fashion, print, and television media over the length of her continuing career.

See HERE for media where Terri Walsh is featured

Terri believes EVERYBody is a work of A.R.T. and that Movement Cures Everything.

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