What is a Low-Impact Workout? (Plus 6 Benefits of Low Impact Workouts!)

November 2, 2023

Breathwork, Meditation, Wellness, Yoga

In the mood for a workout that won’t leave you feeling beat up but will still bring remarkable results? Good, you’re in the right place! Low-impact workouts are a game-changer if you’re seeking a more gentle, yet highly effective, way to stay active and healthy. Let’s talk about what a low-impact workout is and 6 benefits of low-impact workouts.

What is a Low Impact Workout?

Low impact workouts are designed to reduce the stress placed on your joints, particularly your knees, hips, and spine. These workouts, like what I teach at Inner Shift in my yoga, yoga sculpt and barre classes, offer a softer approach to fitness that’s easier on your body. Don’t be fooled by the name though, low-impact doesn’t mean low intensity! You still get a heart-pounding workout and challenge yourself, without doing anything too strenuous to your body.

Benefits of Low Impact Workouts:


Low-impact workouts provide a cushioned landing for your joints. This is especially important as we age because it helps to minimize the risk of injury or exacerbating existing joint issues.

Sculpting and Toning:

Low-impact workouts are highly effective for muscle toning, flexibility, and strength training. You can still achieve a fantastic body sculpt and core stability without the jarring movements associated with high-impact activities.


Since low-impact workouts are gentler on your body, you’re more likely to keep a regular workout routine. It’s much easier to keep up with a workout routine when you aren’t in pain.

Mind-Body Connection:

All of the classes at Inner Shift Yoga Studio follow the Inner Shift Method, emphasizing mindfulness. All of my classes incorporate mindfulness, breathwork and stress-reduction techniques, to provide you with a holistic approach to wellness.


Hands up if you’ve ever felt way out of your league in a fitness class. Yep, been there! Low impact workouts are inclusive, making them accessible to various fitness levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or someone with previous injuries; there’s room for everyone. I offer adjustments for poses and always encourage you to do what feels best in your body that day.

Recovery Aid:

Low impact workouts are an excellent option for people recovering from injuries or surgeries. They promote healing and gently rebuild your strength and mobility.

Stress Reduction:

Like all physical activity, low impact workouts release endorphins, the body’s natural mood boosters. Plus, following my Inner Shift Method, I put an emphasis on the breath in my classes which can help activate the parasympathetic response in the body to reduce stress and anxiety.

Empowering Low-Impact Workouts

Low-impact workouts are the perfect solution for anyone looking to maintain their health, feel empowered, and reduce stress without putting their body through high-impact stresses. Now that you understand what they’re all about, come join me at Inner Shift Yoga Studio to experience these benefits for yourself. Click here to start your 7 day free trial and get instant access to the on-demand library full of yoga, sculpt, barre and mindfulness classes!

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