LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
(AP) The name is a reminder of what might have been if a woman in her late 20s had never suffered a brain tumor.
It’s the name of a resistance band exercise that’s been popular for years, even though it has been banned in the United States for more than 20 years.
Now, it’s a new fitness craze in Arkansas that’s bringing more women back into the gym.
The first yoga class at the Arkansas Woman’s Center began Monday and is the first of its kind in the U.S. Women’s Fitness Association says the move is bringing women back to the gym to strengthen their muscles and increase their flexibility.
In addition, the Arkansas Women’s Center is the only group of its type in the nation.
The center was founded in 2012 and aims to bring yoga and strength to women who are struggling with mental health, addictions and other issues.
“Women are a big part of our society.
And yoga is a part of life,” said Barbara Stemmons, the center’s founder.
“Yoga is a way to take control of your body.
It can help us relax and heal from stress.
It is a great way to stay positive.”
Women’s fitness, like yoga, has been around for a long time.
Yoga has been practiced by thousands of people for centuries.
But for many women, they were never really allowed to participate.
The women’s fitness movement was first popularized in the 1960s and 70s.
In the late 1970s, women’s empowerment groups and groups of women in the workplace began using yoga as a tool for social change.
It was popularized by a movement called the Women’s Liberation movement, which started in the early 1980s.
But there was an age difference.
Women in their 20s and 30s could participate in women’s yoga classes, but they were not allowed to become certified.
Women who had been diagnosed with brain tumors were also banned from participating.
Women with chronic pain were not permitted to participate, Stemms said.
The new Arkansas Woman.
Center started out as a retreat and a retreat center, Stenstrom said.
“We’re a training center for women,” she said.
She said women in their 30s and 40s were allowed to take part in yoga classes.
Stemmo said women are looking for ways to be healthier, stronger and more flexible.
Stenness says the yoga class she’s been teaching since she started is the most effective and helpful exercise for women with mental illness.
She says the class teaches them how to be more active, to have more flexibility and how to stay focused and active.
Stena Stemmers’ experience at the center is similar to many women who have struggled with mental disorders.
“I had a diagnosis of anxiety and depression,” Stemmmers said.
St.emmers said she struggled with depression and anxiety for a number of years.
She was diagnosed in 2013 and was prescribed antidepressant medication.
When she was able to get the medication, St.murs started to feel better.
“When I finally was able get it, it was like a miracle,” Stems said.
But Stems, who lives in New York, said she still struggled with anxiety.
She had panic attacks and was scared of the dark.
She began using a yoga mat to exercise, which made it easier for her to relax and focus.
She started to see results in about two weeks.
“It just gave me the confidence I needed to be able to go into my house and have a peaceful day,” she told CBS affiliate WJLA.
Stems has been practicing yoga for almost four years.
“In my mind I was just doing yoga and just getting the best results,” Stema says.
But she said she was feeling more and more depressed.
She needed to get help.
Stema said she needed to feel good about herself and her body.
“My body was so numb that it was getting very painful,” she says.
Stemed has since gone back to yoga and has continued to do it.
She believes the new Arkansas Women.
Center is a program that is meant to be inclusive.
“The women who come through this center are not just doing it for their health, they are doing it because they are proud of who they are and what they have done,” Stens says.
The Arkansas Women Fitness Association, which was founded last year, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to educate women about fitness and health issues.
It offers classes in yoga, strength and conditioning, exercise bike training and more.
Stenbergs and other women in her group have been training for about a year.
Stesman says she hopes the Arkansas movement will bring more women into the fitness industry.
“If you have any type of physical health problem or chronic illness that needs to be addressed, this is a place where you can find