Day 3 of Fitness – DDP YOGA Performance Center

By Sherri Adair

Instructor Christina Russell leads the class.

Instructor Christina Russell leads the class.

Don’t let the name fool you, while the one-hour Burn class at DDP YOGA Performance Center incorporates some yoga “ish” moves, it is a totally different kind of workout. Set to rock music ( real old-school rock music), the class moves quickly through a mixture of isometric, dynamic resistance and yoga-like poses that quickly jack up the heart rate and fire up all the muscle groups in the body.

The class is hard, but only as hard as you make it. Modifications are encouraged for first-timers and beginners. What I really loved about the class was the variety of students. This was not a yoga show-off scene. The group consisted of a mixture of people new to exercise, former athletes and some that had attended the class before. Everyone wears a heart rate monitor and is encouraged to get into, and stay in, their fat burning zone. While many of the movements are basic calisthenic moves, they all have an edge that gives them a unique spin. These moves are the creation of former pro wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page. Imagine yoga and wrestling fell in love and had a baby. That is what you’ll find at the DDP YOGA Performance Center.

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Classmates flash Diamond Dallas Page’s infamous hand symbol.

Another great aspect of the class is the teamwork, including counting together and vocally encouraging each other. Everyone is made to feel welcome and met with lots of  support.

One last minor detail to keep in mind is that this is not a typical gym. It is a working film studio, the home base for inspiring transformation documentaries and where DDP films his high-quality instructional video series!  Check out this unique studio for yourself.

Details: 1239 Concord RD. SE Smyrna, GA 30080,


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