Adventure Fitness: Thinking outside the box


A 45-minute spin class. 30 minutes on the treadmill. A few rounds of lifting weights. These common workouts take place within the confines of a gym or fitness studio, and they can become monotonous. What can you do to keep a workout new and exciting? Heather Leo had the same question. And now, exciting and adventurous fitness programs are how she makes a living.

Heather and her husband Will are the owners of IndyBalance. The local couple have built not only a company but a lifestyle. They believe whole-heartedly that life begins at the end of your comfort zone – that motto carries into every aspect of their lives, including fitness. They take on everything from yoga to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Slack-lining, Indo Boarding, acrobatics and more. And now you can find adventure fitness programs at the Monon Community Center.

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As with summers past, at the Monon Community Center we are always working to bring our guests exciting ways to get out and enjoy fitness and their community.

Who would have thought you could take part in Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga as the sun sets on the Central Park Lagoon? Now you can! Heather and Will have brought their expertise to the Monon Community Center to help us begin living our lives at the end of our comfort zones.

Want to work on balance? Try Indo Boarding or Slack Lining. Want to test your yoga skills? Take it up a notch by trying a downward dog on the paddle board.

These exciting fitness classes offer a fresh look at fitness. If you are interested in exploring our adventure fitness classes see if the classes listed below fit with your schedule! Take a risk this summer and exercise outside your comfort zone.

Indo Board Balance Training: Learn the ups and downs of balance training! The $200 fee includes a 3-hour course, a new Indo Board, roller and cushion. The class will cover the fundamental movements and skills of indo boarding. Your final chance to take part in this class is July 17!

Slackline Fundamentals: Learn to SLACK in 90 minutes! This class focuses on full-body awareness. This playshop will teach you the basic Slackasana series including kneeling, sitting and arm balancing. No experience is necessary! Three classes are offered this summer: August 15, 22 and 29. The 90-minute class is $45.

Intro to Paddle Boarding: Join the second session of Intro to Paddle Boarding from July 18 – August 8. Learn the basics of getting on and off the board, proper paddling and maneuvering. All equipment is provided. This class is on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and costs $60.

Sunset Paddle into Yoga (link): Move your asana outside onto the beautiful Central Lagoon. Enjoy a peaceful, yet powerful vinyasa yoga sequence. All equipment is provided. This class takes place July 18 – August 8 on Thursdays from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. It costs $60.