Monday, March 5, 2012

Chapter 2 page 548– How do you spell insane?

Tonight, I paid $6 for an “all day” pass to a small town gym that I have never worked out at before.  With the pass I took 3 group fitness classes.  I frequently take 2 classes back-to-back at the Big City gym and have taken 3 before – so, I thought no problem.  WRONG!  These classes were HARD!!!!!  H.A.R.D!!!!  They were NOT for beginners or even intermediates. 

My fitness packed evening started off with Zumba.  It was a pretty spirited class.  We used shakers – how fun are they?!?!  I have never used them before – FUN.  The teacher gave great cues and the moves were MUCH less complicated than some of the other classes I’ve taken.  Here is a picture with the teacher after class -

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One bonus of living and working and working out in a small town is that there is a pretty high probability that you’ll know a few folks – YEP, that was the case.  First up, my lifelong best friend Jodi’s sister – my BFF Jodi moved to Atlanta nearly 6 years ago, SIGH!

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Then as soon as I walked in I heard “Hi Lisa!”  Then she let it known she was a blog reader – woot woot, thanks “D”!  It was awesome to see you tonight and so glad we could hang out together for the 3 hours of torture fitness!

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Next up was what I had hoped to be my New 2 You Cross Training Activity for March . . . a class called “Cardio Blast”.  After talking to the front desk person earlier in the day, I was under the impression that it was going to be primarily aerobic and a whole lot of fun.  Well, it was a fantastically kick A$$ hard workout.  Even though it was actually “new to me” and was at a “new to me” gym – it wasn’t really all that “new”.  It was essentially a circuit/interval class.  The intervals were 3 minutes long – F.O.R.E.V.E.R – holy crackers batman, I thought the class would never end.  It was extremely challenging and I didn’t even do all the high intensity moves – I kept quite a bit of it “low”.  The cool thing about this class was that there was quite a bit of step aerobics mixed in – I haven’t done step class since the late 90’s – that certainly brought back memories.  I even remembered all the words – who knew?  Here’s a picture of me with the teacher after the class.

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Finally, my evening ended with a Kettleball/Resist-A-Ball class – sans the regular instructor.  This class was also H.A.R.D!!!!  OMG HARD!  Squats, lunges, squats, lunges, 50 minutes later – more squats and more lunges.  Overall, the entire evening featured WAY TOO MANY squats and lunges for my liking (to be honest, 5 squats and/or lunges is too many for my liking).  I’m seriously hoping someone tells me that squats and lunges will make me a better and faster runner – PLEASE, some good has to come from the crazy torture!  The teacher was funny and smiled a lot – that really helped!  I’ll talk more about this class in a future post because if all else fails – it will be my March N2UCTC activity(hoping my bloggy bestie and I can knock out something much more fun together in March instead though).  Here’s a quickie photo with the teacher after class -

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So 3 hours of group fitness classes – 2 of which were strength training based, on the eve of a Body Pump class is INSANE!  That’s me – pooped!

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What was your recent insane workout?

5 comments:

  1. I don't know if I could handle three classes back to back like that - you definitely got your money's worth with the gym pass, didn't you?
    So when are you coming down to Atlanta to visit your friend Jodi and little old me?

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  2. Did you know "D" is my aunt? :)

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  3. Awesome. And YES squats and lunges will make you a better runner! (do you feel better now? hehe!) Although you may have a tough time sitting down for a while, lol!

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  4. You are amazing!!! Wow. Three classes in a row!?!? Awesome!!!

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