Sport is dynamic. To excel, you need a mix of physical and mental endurance, strength and mobility. To further help athletes maximize their potential by tapping into their bodies and minds, Nike is launching new yoga workouts this season. The do-anywhere routines are between 15 and 45 minutes long and are part of the free Nike+ Training Club app.
“At Nike, our goal is to make people better athletes,” says Nike Master Trainer and yogi Branden Collinsworth. “That’s why we create programming that prepares you for whatever life has to throw at you.”
Collinsworth, along with Nike Master Trainers and yogis Traci Copeland and Leah Kim have a hand in development of all the app’s routines. Just like with other NTC app programs, each yoga workout falls in one of three pillars: endurance (flows that help you build stamina); strength (typically involving flows that hold poses longer to increase muscle strength); and mobility (restorative sessions that aim to release tension and help you recharge mentally).
“These new workouts are really powerful because they offer the chance to practice no matter what your goal is or where you are on your yoga journey,” says Kim. “With the varying workout focus areas, lengths and poses, there is something for everyone – from the beginner yogi looking to improve their practice to those who are more advanced.”