New workouts led by Sandra Riley Tang and Krissy Jones cater to all levels, and also work as a complement to activities like running or training.
Writer: Carly Terwilliger
Nike is unleashing your yoga workout from the studio with new om-worthy workouts for the Nike+ Training Club (NTC) app.
Sandra Riley Tang, an instructor from Singapore, joins New York-based Krissy Jones to lead the new yoga flows. Naturally, both yogis (pictured above) show off Nike bras in the videos – Tang sports the new Nike Indy Logo Bra, while Jones wears the Nike Indy Cooling Bra.
The routines run the gamut from 15 to 45 minutes, and are designed to be taken along with you to use whenever you feel a spontaneous urge to hit a few warrior poses.
“At Nike, our goal is to make people better athletes,” said 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,” said Kim. “With the varying workout focus areas, lengths and poses, there is something for everyone”
Users can select a beginner or advanced routine – scorpion pose, anyone? – or as a complement to another activity such as running or training. “Say you run, what’s great to do after a run? Maybe 15 minutes of yoga to create a little more flexibility within your body and reset your mind,” said Copeland.
Offering a range of shorter-session lengths, commented a Nike representative, makes finding space for yoga more approachable. “This isn’t about just doing yoga on what would otherwise be an off day, but actually making yoga a regular part of your routine,” said Copeland.
Four new yoga workouts will be available June 28, with another 10 rolling out between July and September.
Photos and video courtesy Nike