Madison, WI, April 02, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Iron Pagoda Athletic Club re-branded and moved. They are now ORTHDX (Orthodox) Natural Fitness which conveys their philosophy of a holistic (comprehensive) approach to fitness. The new 12,000 square foot facility was designed with "natural fitness" in mind. All disciplines based on movement begin with orthodox principles. Natural Fitness is about moving the way you were meant to move - integrative strength, mobility, agility and encompassing mind/body/heart space. It’s a return to fitness philosophy encompassing full range of physical movement vs just "how you look" or "getting a workout in." ORTHDX emphasizes the synergy created in physical practice and its impact on one's mind space, heart space and relational space through multiple classes including fitness, martial arts and wellness arts such as yoga and tai chi.
ORTHDX was founded by Sarah and David Welther. David has been training and teaching martial arts for over 25 years, growing his practice to include natural fitness and tactical fitness. Sarah has always gravitated toward movement that is physical, fun and with purpose, moving to increase her own power and potential as a woman and teacher, and to grow spiritually and bond with her community and help people heal from trauma. She trains and teaches yoga and women's self defense and fitness. Together with their 2 kids and puppy they welcome and train a diverse group of community members.
The move comes after a few years of searching for a bigger space. "We outgrew our old space," Sarah says. "We had been looking for a space for the past 2 years. We knew we wanted to stay in our neighborhood (east and north side). Our new space allows us to offer more classes and expand our classes in different modalities of fitness lifestyle, such as locamotive, adaptive and combative forms of fitness--different movements that support wholeness and wellness in life." They were afforded this opportunity to expand into this space and reach their dream by a community member who owns the space and saw their potential. Their members also donated money to help them grow.
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