This is a program to support you through your pregnancy. To help you feel stronger, to avoid the aches and pains associated with growing a tiny human, and to set you up for a better delivery and recovery.
Pregnancy is not an excuse to let yourself go. In fact, it’s the most important time to ensure you are taking care of yourself and the baby inside of you.
A little over three years ago I was looking to change up my workout routine. I have always been extremely exercise-focused and was looking for a change from my usual HIIT workouts. I had heard great things about "barre" so I did some searching to find a studio close to my office. Despite not being a "barre" studio, Alkalign popped up in my search so I decided to give it a try. And I am so happy that I did.
Before I delve into my love for Alkalign, I wanted to share a little about me in regards to health and fitness. I grew up in a household extremely focused on eating well and exercising, but it was not the most positive experience for me. My dad used to ask me, "do you really need that piece of bread?" In fact, just the other day I was snacking on some guac at his lake house and he looked at me and said, "you know we are going to be eating dinner soon, right?" I guess some things never change. In addition to his offhanded comments about food while growing up, he decided I should start working out with a personal trainer at the young age of eight. And so began my unhealthy mentality of always thinking I am "fat," and never being satisfied or happy with the way I look.
When I joined Alkalign, I learned something new about myself. I learned that I am strong; not only physically but mentally as well. The community at the studio created such a welcoming, warm environment which always made me so excited to be there taking class. I have to give a shoutout to my Grand Rapids instructors - Marlene and Moira! I miss being in the studio with you both and hope one day we can be together again.
The classes and exercises are my absolute favorite way to move my body. I am so thankful to have found a way to move that I actually love doing. I had a baby in July of 2021 and was taking classes throughout my entire pregnancy until five days before I delivered - it was genuinely amazing to continue moving in ways my body was familiar with when everything else seemed so foreign. I am also thankful that despite the world we live in today, I still get to have Alkalign as a part of my life. I am not sure I would be sane without it. Thank you Alkalign team for being my rock during these crazy last few years!!
Agreement between the undersigned participant (the “Participant”) and ZooSki Ventures, Inc., a California corporation, (“ZooSki”);
The Participant hereby assumes the responsibility for any and all risk, damage, or injury which may result from engaging in any physical exercise, class or activity, digital offerings, or use of any ZooSki facility on the premises; and hereby releases and discharges ZooSki, including, but not limited to, its owners, partners, employees, instructors and agents from any and all claims, damages, or injuries resulting there from.
The Client should consult a physician before participating in programs in person or via digital offerings or using the ZooSki facilities.
The Client understands and acknowledges that ZooSki, its owners, employees, instructors, and agents have no expertise in diagnosing, examining or treating a medical condition.
The Client understands that if she is pregnant or becomes pregnant a later date, she must have a doctor’s permission to participate in programs and must furnish evidence of such permission to ZooSki upon request.
The Client agrees to make payment for courses understands that there will be no refunds for amounts paid under any circumstances. ZooSki warrants that programs are not transferable unless otherwise specified.
You acknowledge and agree that any type of recording or transmission (video, audio, still photography, streaming, social media posting, etc.) of any Alkalign classes or activities, whether in person or online, is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of an authorized corporate officer of Zooski parent company, Alkalign. This includes even temporary recording/transmission via services such as SnapChat, Facebook, or Instagram. For avoidance of doubt, individual instructors within the Alkalign System and locations are not authorized to provide such consent. Any violation of this policy is grounds for exclusion from participation in any Alkalign's activities. You further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Alkalign, Zooski, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and instructors, from and against any claims, lawsuits or other actions, and all resulting loss, damage or cost of any kind (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting from your violation of this policy.
By acknowledging this document and enrolling online, you voluntarily agree, on behalf of yourself, your heirs, personal representatives and/or assigns, and any minor child you may enroll: (a) to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death) that may occur to you or your family members in connection with or as a result of participation in Zooski’s programs (“Claims”); and (b) covenant not to sue, Alkalign, Zooski, its instructors, clients, and employees, from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto, based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Zooski, its system instructors, members, and employees, during or after participating in this Alkalign program.