By Aleksandra Sagan
Seven-time World Wrestling Entertainment champion Trish Stratus is committed to helping men embrace yoga through a new exercise DVD made just for them.
After the former wrestler relied on her yoga practice to rehabilitate a nagging back injury, she opened a studio in Vaughan.
She quickly noticed men were inclined to negate the benefits of yoga, she said, dismissing it as “stretching and incense.”
Stratus champions a form she refers to as hybrid yoga — a combination of flexibility and strength training.
She made the workout DVD to fill a void in the marketplace, she said, giving men “more squats, more push-ups” in their yoga practice.
In her DVD, men watch former Toronto Blue Jays star Joe Carter perform the 25-minute routine, giving them someone to relate to.
“Everyone in the world should do yoga,” she said.
The DVDs are available at trishstratus.com. During November, a portion of the sales will be donated to the Movember campaign to help support men’s health initiatives.
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