If your hamstrings are as tight as rubber bands and the closest you can get to a toe-touch is your knees, consider “Broga” the next fitness class you need to try.
Hear us out before you start spewing out all the reasons you don’t want to try yoga. If the name didn’t tip you off, Broga classes are designed specifically with you in mind—your limitations, wants, and needs—focusing on the physical over the spiritual, and strength over flexibility, Reuters reports.
Plus, you don’t have to embarrass yourself or push past physical limitations (read: pulling muscles) trying to imitate the women bending themselves in half around you since you can practice at home with videos from the streaming service Grokker. If you’re feeling more confident, you can visit any of the 200+ Broga Yoga studios across the country (women are allowed in these classes too though, just as a heads up!)
“We rarely go into poses that require deep forward bending, twisting and binding,” Robert Sidoti, creator and co-founder of Broga Yoga told Reuters, adding that a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sequence is included.
With Broga, you can improve your flexibility, ward off injuries from your other sports, and get in a great workout—all with no frills.