K Training™ involves the use of varying degrees of resistance in three-dimensional movements by incorporating a wall known as Kinesis®. Our equipment has been designed and hand crafted in Italy by our official partner, Technogym®. Training with Kinesis® equipment has exploded in Europe and Asia over the last few years, and Studio K has partnered with Technogym® in the United States to incorporate the use of this specialized tool as the foundation of K Training™.
Why does it take less time to do K Training™?
Three components of fitness are trained at once with K Training —cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility. K Training™ combines the use of resistance with movement, so you burn up to 30% more calories than other traditional exercise in the same period of time. As a result, consistent users find it generally unnecessary to supplement these energizing workouts with separate strength or cardiovascular conditioning.
How does K Training™ accomplish so much in each session?
More energy is required because K Training™ uses the entire kinetic chain (lower body, core, upper body) to perform each movement. No program provides as efficient and balanced training as K Training™.
How many participants can take part in each group session?
In our group training, a maximum of ten people at a time take part in a session lead by one of our Master Trainers.
Do I need to be physically fit?
Not necessarily. K Training is unique in that all fitness levels can work out simultaneously. Antigravity is easier than regular yoga because the AntiGravity Hammock supports you in your poses. However, AG Fitness is easiest for someone who maintains a consistent fitness regime and has a strong core.
What should I wear to Antigravity?
Clean cotton, cotton blend t-shirt, Dryfit that covers armpits (sleeve)
Tights that are cotton blend or Dryfit and cover the back of the knee Form-fitting clothes are recommended.
Men are encouraged to wear a compression pant with shorts over them for comfort.
Please NO jewelry, zippers, hair clips, or watches. Smooth finger and toe nails. (If you cannot remove jewelry then it needs to be covered)
Please consider that the hammocks absorbs odors, smelly ones and perfumes, that not everyone will be happy to breathe in, so go odorless on your deodorant.
Please wear minimal or no make-up.
The AntiGravity instructors will enforce the uniform rule for the longevity of the hammocks.
What are the contraindications for Antigravity Fitness techniques?
Pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist), heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, osteoporosis / bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatal hernia, disc herniation or acute discogenic disease, recent stroke, artificial hips, radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine), severe muscle spasms, botox injections (within 6 hours)
Can anyone do Aerial Yoga and Antigravity Suspension?
Provided one does not have any of the contraindications listed herein and barring any physical abnormalities, anyone who can do at least 3 consecutive sit ups can do AntiGravity Aerial Yoga and Suspension Fitness. AntiGravity® Yoga Restorative (one of our Specialty Courses) is more gently therapeutic and therefore more accessible to all. To do all of the exercises in AG® Fitness, it is easiest for someone who maintains a consistent fitness regime and has a strong core.
Should I come to AntiGravity/Aerial Yoga on an empty stomach?
We recommend having something in the stomach to stave off dizziness, however, we do not recommend a big meal.
Will AntiGravity/Aerial Yoga make me dizzy?
If one has a strong propensity for dizziness or a "hips overhead" spatial awareness style dyslexia, this could be a challenge. Ginger candy before class can help. Stay hydrated!
What if I am afraid of heights?
During an inversion you are only 3 inches of the ground 75% of the moves you are distributing your weight between the hammock and the floor.