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Janes Gym 2020 Olympics

It’s that time of year again… the New Year New You Challenge.  This year we are celebrating the Olympics with our own Jane’s Olympic Challenge!!

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Our Fall weight loss class is recruiting candidates!

In this day and age, one of our biggest challenges is how to manage our weight.  But, as a subset of this, ladies have even more unique challenges.  Stress and responsibilities, combined with a cultural emphasis on body image, put a sometimes unreasonable amount of pressure on us to be “practically perfect in every way” 🙂

This program addresses the science behind the foods we eat, and how they affect us.  But it also addresses some of the psychology behind our nutritional habits, and perhaps gives us help on how to improve them. Topics include: psychology of weight loss, how metabolism affects our weight loss, what role exercise plays, the practical side of shopping, and more.

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Everything You Need To Know About Our Yoga Studio and Classes

Nonheated Level 1 is designed specifically for the new yogi.  An easy to understand introduction to fundamental yoga poses with modifications and options for all levels.  A warm up helps get the body moving in all directions.  Modified or full sun salutations followed by dynamic strengthening and stretching poses make up the work phase of the class.  Our yoga classes always end with 5-10 minutes of restorative final relaxation.

Nonheated Vinyasa/Flow Yoga incorporates breath with movement for a mentally and physically beneficial and energizing class.  Warm up, sun salutations and dynamic poses flow together to build internal heat as you strengthen and stretch. Each class is unique and set to different types of music. Modifications may be given for beginners.  Some advanced poses may be offered as well.  All levels welcome.

Heated Level 2 Flow is a slightly faster paced class offering new layers to challenge an existing yoga practice.  Learn arm balances, inversions and breath work to grow at your own pace in a safe environment.  The room is heated with our new radiant heat panels to between 95-99 degrees.  Some yoga experience is recommended.  Be ready to sweat!

*Please note that hot yoga is not recommended for pregnant women or women with some conditions such as high blood pressure.  Check with your doctor!


What if I’ve never done yoga?

Come try it!  Our instructors are taught to give modifications/options for beginners and to fully explain and describe the poses during class.

What is Hot Yoga like? 

The new radiant heat panels offer a different sensation than having a heater blowing in your direction.  It’s the difference in sitting in front of a car’s heater that’s blowing hot dry air in your direction vs. the warm feeling on your skin when stepping outside on a sunny day.  It’s a quiet and energizing sun-like warmth.

What are the benefits of Hot Yoga?

Increased flexibility, detoxification, reduced likelihood of injury, improved circulation, and weight loss.

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

Vinyasa roughly means “to place in a special way” in Sanskrit.  This refers to the way we sequence the poses to flow seamlessly.  No two classes are the same, so make sure to try different classes and different instructors!

What should I bring to a yoga class?

Water and a yoga mat (we have mats for sale at the front desk).

Other options include a strap for stretching, blocks to assist with poses, and a hand towel.

What should I bring to Hot Yoga?

Water, a yoga mat and a hot yoga towel (a beach towel will do in a pinch) to layer over your mat.  This keeps you from slipping once you begin to sweat.

Other options include a strap for stretching, blocks to assist with poses, and a hand towel.

What should I wear?

Yoga pants or leggings and a tank top or athletic top.  Loose fitting pants and t-shirts may get in your way.  Socks and shoes are not required.

Class Tips

  • Arrive a few minutes early to get your place and to get your things arranged
  • Silence your cell phone – it’s only an hour and it’s ok to step away from the world for a while!
  • No gum. You can’t focus on breath while chewing on gum!
  • Do not worry about doing the same thing the person next to you does. It’s your class and your body so take any option that works for you.

Smart Bars 2.0

Jane’s Gym is proud to be the first gym in the Midsouth to get the new Les Mills Smart Bars 2.0!

As part of our ongoing commitment to our members, we have the very best in group exercise equipment.  Not only will the new bars make transitions smoother and faster, but members don’t have to “double up” on plates and dumb bells at each station.   The result is a better workout, pure and simple!
Our instructors spend time and effort making sure our classes are effective and well prepared.  This addition ensures we can combine excellent training and facilities with the best equipment out there!  Come try a class with us (on us!) and see how much you can enjoy getting fit with the best!

Jane’s Gym is a fan of Pam’s Patch Kids!

As you know, Jane’s Gym supports a variety of causes related to girls and women. Pam’s PATCH is no exception. PATCH is a local group for young women in need of mentoring. Their hands-on program engages young minds through community involvement. Girls meet monthly to learn healthy eating, exercise and hygiene, organizational skills, and how to carry themselves with confidence! These young women take what they learn back to their homes and communities throughout the Midsouth while also donating their time to events such as feeding the homeless in the community.

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Jane’s Gym Now Offering Les Mills

Its official. Jane’s Gym offers Les Mills programming! Super exciting, right? Wait. What? You don’t know what Les Mills programs are? Oh, you’re in for a treat!

Les Mills International is a fitness company based out of New Zealand but has quickly become the number one fitness program in the world. Yes, the WORLD! Les Mills International says “We’re on a mission to create a fitter planet. This doesn’t mean making people work out. It means helping people fall in love with fitness so that they want to work out.” Don’t you just love that? If we can help you WANT to come to the gym, wouldn’t that win most of the battle for you in your fitness journey?

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Jane’s Gym Group Trainers Excel

We are so proud of how hard all of our trainers work and the dedication they show to Jane’s Gym and our members. They must be doing something right, because Desoto County and the Mid-South is noticing them too! Here’s some of the recent highlights of just a few of our amazing trainers:

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Pound Rockout Workout at Jane’s Gym

Jane’s Gym is excited to be the first in the MidSouth to offer Pound class. Chelsea, Beth, Sarah, and Leigh are official certified Pound Pro’s and can’t wait to bring the Rockout Workout to all our members. POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!

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Gym Access + Staff Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Olive Branch Location

4850 Goodman Rd. Suite 200
Olive Branch, MS 38654
(next door to Jason's Deli)