Guess who sucked up her pride and lack of rhythm and attended a group fitness class this afternoon?
Every week while waiting for TRX to start, there’s been a class going on beforehand that intrigued me.
I noticed a plethora of equipment was involved:
Since my curiosity got the best of me, I decided to try it out today in lieu of TRX. The instructor was the same, and I really like his teaching style and his energy and the class was 55 minutes rather than 30… I figured I could handle it.
I barely handled it. BodySculpt owned me.
It started off with a quick cardio warm-up, that I quickly proceeded in screwing up rhythm-wise and was about 3.5 seconds behind everyone else in our little sequence. An awkward start to say the least.
Thinking it was now time for me to show these people how it was done, the leg and arm portion of the afternoon started.
I was sweaty, red-faced, sweat literally dripping off me (hope you’re done eating that lunch of yours!) and barely able to lift the “heavy weights” over my head
by the end 15 minutes in.
Kicked. My. Booty.
And I loved it. Totally made me (almost) forget about yesterday’s terrible class.
No wonder that class is packed to the brim every week! I’m already sore (we’re at T-minus 3 hours since the class began) so I can only imagine what tomorrow morning is going to be like.
I’ve never taken a BodyPump class (though I’ve heard about them via other blogs) but I imagine this class was similar – minus the barbell perhaps?
There was plenty of lunging, squatting, leg lifts, dead lifts, biceps, triceps, deltoids, shoulders, back, booty and abs… varying between heavy weights (two 8-lbs weights for legs) and lighter weights (I used two 5-lbs weights for everything else). I highly recommend it for a toning/cardio one-two punch!
By the end of the class I was ready for a serious nap. Instead I got the next best thing.
A gym shower!
Does anyone else ever feel that even though you showered at the gym after a workout you still aren’t as clean as you would be having used your own shower? I always take another shower before I go to bed!.
On the upside the showers do have this amazing teak flooring that my feet are rather enjoying! (In their flip-flops… I refuse to walk around the locker room barefoot!)
Name your all time favorite fitness class…. GO! 🙂