Surely by now you’ve heard about (Just) Trying is for Little Girls’ New 2 You Cross Training Challenge? No? Click HERE and get signed up – it’s fun, it’s easy (okay so that’s up to you), and it’s free.
Last month was Body Pump (which I’m still doing 1-2 times per week – LOVE IT!) – this month, I thought I would take a drop-in class called TurboKick. This is how the gym’s website describes the class:
A Cardio Kickboxing format that has people dropping pounds with a smile! Created in 1997 by Chalene Johnson, Turbo Kick® is the hottest kickboxing class around that produces astounding results! This format will have you kicking, punching and grooving away hundreds of calories in an action-packed, super fun, safe and effective cardiovascular workout.
The class was held at the same gym where I do Body Pump so it’s a 40 minute drive and was from 7:30-8:30 p.m. I arrived at the gym 90 minutes ahead of time so that I could do a boot camp type class – kicked.my.butt! And yes, that bondiband says “Fit Happens” – perfect, right?!?!
During boot camp, I learned the regular Turbokick teacher was sick and there would be a sub (whom I’ve had for Body Pump) and she wasn’t certified in Turbo Kick so it would be LIKE Turbokick without calling it that – make sense? Here’s a bad picture – but the teacher is the short tan buff gal in black – this was during a water break when she was explaining the next set of moves. There were probably about 20-25 people in the class.
I took Kickboxing at a gym 15 years ago – LOVED IT! Yeah, I was 15 years younger. I forgot how much of a ninny I look like while I’m pathetically punching my own FAT image in the mirror. Our teacher was svelt and awesome and looked awesome doing it – me? I looked like an some extra that didn’t make the cut to be in the Richard Simmons Sweatin’ to the Oldies video. P.a.t.h.e.t.i.c!
I didn’t love it – not sure why – maybe I was tired from the Boot Camp class? Maybe I was tired in general because the class was so late? Maybe I just am so much bigger than 15 years ago and felt self-conscious? Who knows, but it was an excellent workout – dang my shoulders are going to scream at me tomorrow for sure (probably my legs too).
One awesome thing was my co-worker and good friend, surprised me and joined me – Woo – that was great!!!!!
This class would be a great way to “de-stress” (mentally beating up someone while punching and kicking could do wonders to bust stress I guess) and it’s definitely a GREAT full body workout – woo! I would go to it once a week if it were closer and earlier. Probably won’t be dropping into this class too often, but thankful for the New 2 You Cross Training Challenge so that I had the courage and motivation to try it out.
Ever tried a new aerobics class and not fallen in love?