MIX Studio is now open in Zurich Seefeld and we couldn't be more excited! Their unique space and classes are a place to free your mind, connect with your body, find your passion and be a part of our inspiring community. At SPORT.LES we want you to preview everything about this new space before anyone else, so we rounded up all the details about the space, their instructors and Mix founder, Alessandra Bessler.
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MIX SIGNATURE METHOD
MIX barre technique is based on the disciplines of Pilates, dance, yoga and orthopedic stretching. You learn how to use your own body weight as resistance and are taught to navigate through positions so you can control and move powerfully through each exercise. Each class includes standing leg and gluteus work at the barre to chisel calves, thighs and butt, floor work for core and spinal strength, and hand-weights work for sculpting the arms, all this set to great music. Each muscle group is worked to fatigue then stretched. This means that the muscles are strengthened and lengthened at the same time.
Using the suspension of two straps, the TRX Suspension Trainer is a dynamic, versatile training method that leverages gravity and your bodyweight. Using your ‘powerhouse’ (deep core muscles) you will move from one exercise to the next in a circuit-like manner increasing your heart rate and ﬁring up multiple muscles. The results will have you building strength, improving balance, coordination, ﬂexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, and endurance. And you’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
MIX yoga fuses traditional vinyasa yoga methodology with contemporary dynamic flow. Yoga asanas raise the body's heat and a strong emphasis on linking breath to movement creates a steady and consistent flow from pose to pose. This powerful fluid exercise format works inner and outer alignment, strength and flexibility moving energy to produce a state of inner calm and balance. All this set to great music, including rock, reggae, hip hop, blues and world beats.
MEET THE FOUNDER: ALESSANDRA BESSLER
Tell us about your fitness journey: how did you start?
While I was living in NYC, I gained the groundwork for my expertise in alignment, dynamic and athletic twist to foundation work. After college, I was introduced to the Lotte Berk Method — the original barre method where most barre classes have their roots. I became a full-time instructor and I managed the broadly publicized Core Fusion Program. As part of the National Teacher Training Team, I worked on developing the training manual, guided potential teachers through the certification process and ensured the quality of the program. It was in 2017 when I launched MIX Studio in Lausanne, which offers barre, TRX and high intensity yoga group classes. Now we are ready to boost the intensity in Zurich and we are opening our new studio in Seefeld very soon!
What motivates you? Tell us your favorite go-to song and inspirational quote.
One of my biggest motivations is moving in the morning, every day! Even if I have class or a workout later in the day, I wake up and I go for a run with Scooter, my dog -I love him so much as well!
A song I always play is ______ (please add one), it makes me feel activated and full of energy to start the day!
My go-to inspirational quote is ______ example: “Get ready to push your limits”.
How would you describe MIX?
MIX is a modern, new and fresh type of studio. It feels different because it is different. From booking to showering, we set out to make your journey exciting and energizeing and the first step towards achieving your goals. Mix is a space to connect, enjoy and nourish.
Mix Studio is open in Zurich. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
We are so excited to bring Zurich-Seefeld the MIX experience from the 1st of May! - fingers crossed - I see this new MIX as the Fitness, Fuel and Fashion place-to-be: every day high-intensity classes, healthy food and stylish activewear from SPORT.LES all in one place… what else?!
MEET THE ZURICH TEAM
Notorious - Malaa
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for"
Earth Groove - Vijay & Sofia Zlatko, Notte
"Match your actions with your words & you will find that is the greatest act healing you will ever experience"
Life is real - Ayo
"Nothing worth having comes easy"
20:25 - Flux Pavilion, What So Not, The Chain Gang
"All limitations are self-imposed"
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