Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chapter 2 page 513–N2U CT Challenge January edition

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.

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Today, Kimberly from Healthy Strides and I did Body Pump this morning at the same Big City gym where we did Boot Camp back in December.  The gym which is a 40 minute drive from my house is just launching this class so it began today with a FREE intro class- can’t beat doing one of my favorite group exercise classes WITH my friend and for FREE!!!!


I used to do Body Pump more than 10 years ago when I lived in Virginia and FELL.IN.LOVE!!!  Today’s hour long class was just like I remember – so challenging, but so fun. 

I was able to snap a few photos for your entertainment -


After our sweat fest, we went out to eat breakfast . . . and to have a little Auntie time with Kimberly’s A-DOR-ABLE son (happy 6 months Mr. Miles!).  Kimberly made a wise protein rich choice with a Greek skillet. Me?  Well, I had heard a-maz-ing things about Angle Food French Toast and just knew I needed to try it  . . . it would make a GREAT dessert.  I brought one slice home for my husband – he loved it.


So our New 2 You Cross Training Challenge Update . . .

JanuaryBody Pump  . . . DONE!

Do you prefer to exercise on your own or participate in a class?

I’m 100% a group exercise FAN (no doubt you all already knew that about me – shocker, I know.  If it involves being social – I’m there!)

What’s your favorite group exercise class?

I LOVE several of the Les Mills classes including Body Pump, Body Attack, and Body Flow.  I really like doing Zumba as well. 


  1. Looks like fun! You have the inside track on all the cool stuff and good deals! You will have to keep me "in the loop" :)

  2. Awesome job yesterday! I had so much fun trying something new. And let me tell you, I can feel it. Holy biceps, Batman!

    I am really digging the group exercise! It's one thing to do a Jillian DVD in the basement but it's another to feel challenged by a live instructor and classmates. Can't wait for next week!

  3. Look at you already tackling one of the CT challenges! I've never taken a body pump class before but it seems like fun. Plus, I often lack the motivation to do strength training on my own!

  4. When I'm going to the gym, I'm definitely a group class girl - I love love love boxing. If i'm on the equipment, just by myself I really don't push myself and much as when I'm with the trainers ... they know this a much as I do and will have no qualms at kicking my butt into action.

  5. Sounds like FUN! I have to push myself to do any strength training!