The science is clear, and the advice from experts is consistent.
Movement matters and you can’t go wrong getting strong, especially if your aim is to reduce pain, prevent injury, and feel more confident in your body.
So, you’ve shopped around for different classes and dabbled in different modalities. Despite all this experimentation, you still haven’t found the exact right fit for you.
The bad news?
A group class will never meet all your needs.
They’re wonderfully beneficial, don’t get me wrong! But going to group class is also a little bit like going to the dentist and only getting half of your teeth cleaned.
The good news?
In a private session every minute is tailored to you.
Because of this, growth from private sessions far surpasses growth from group classes.
I know this, because I’ve invested in private sessions.
Back when I had persistent hip and SI joint pain, I hired a strength coach. The time and energy I put toward this one-on-one education to learn how to lift weights not only helped me out of pain, it empowered me to stay out of pain.
Why? Because I left with the knowledge and confidence I needed to strength train on my own.
As your private teacher, my goal is to make myself obsolete.
I have no desire to meet with you in perpetuity. No offense, I’m sure we’ll get along great. We might even strike up a long-term friendship. But if you need me forever, I’m not doing my job.
My goal is to equip you with the knowledge and skill you need to feel confident applying it without me. My aim is to do this as efficiently as possible.
I recognize this might not be the best business model, but it is the best teaching model.
Our sessions will be educational, technique-driven, and a lot of fun, too.
Depending on your goals, here’s what we can work on
- Strength training
- Kettlebell technique and conditioning
- Yoga practice, relaxation strategies, flexibility and mobility sessions
- Yoga with resistance bands
- Self-massage and active recovery
And any combination of the above!
Each session is responsive to your current needs, energy levels, and interests. My goal is to help you learn how to help yourself.
Best yet, you will receive a downloadable recording of our session together that's yours to keep!
Here’s how it works!
- Click the link below to schedule your session in my online calendar.
- My assistant will confirm your appointment and send you a PayPal invoice as well as a Zoom link for the session.
- If you're new private sessions with me, you’ll receive a Google form to fill out so I can learn more about you the equipment you have to work with.
- If you are new to Zoom, we'll arrange a Zoom orientation 10 minutes before the start of our first session. I'll make sure you know how to use Zoom, set up your practice space, and angle your camera.
- When it’s time for your session, click the Zoom link, and we’ll get started!
- After your session, you will receive a downloadable recording of our session together that you can keep and review whenever you like.
Laurel Beversdorf, YACEP, E-RYT 500, is an international yoga educator and kettlebell specialist with an advanced certification from Living.Fit. Laurel is the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings, Resistance Bands 101 with Yoga Journal, and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops. She co-creates movement therapy tutorials with physical therapists and Pilates teachers for Movement Logic. Laurel also hosts weekly kettlebell and yoga classes in her virtual studio and has presented live yoga trainings and workshops at locations like Kripalu, YogaWorks, and studios all over the world. Her classes are multidisciplinary, and blend strength training, rehabilitation practices, self-massage, and yoga. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness blog. A Wisconsin native, she lives in NYC with her husband, daughter, and two cats.