Weekly Recap: “Let’s do all the classes”
Happy Wednesday! In an effort to stay accountable for my training, I’ve decide to implement a weekly recap. So let’s talk about March 29th – April 4th. In the future, I hope to do these posts on Sunday or Monday… but eh better late than never.
So let me prefix with, I recently signed up for classpass and have gone class crazy. Really, I love it. I grew up dancing so it truly reminds me of going to my dance classes, and brings me overwhelming happiness.
Sunday: Candlelit Yoga
Tuesday: AM Barre Class
Wednesday: AM Barre Class
Thursday: Yoga Foundations
Friday: Spin Class
Saturday: Outlet Shopping… which was an exercise in itself.
Alright let’s dive in shall we. Candlelit yoga was gentle and restorative. However, do you have any idea how difficult it is to balance in the dark (candlelight…) yeah it made for a very difficult Warrior 3. When I left I felt relaxed and ready to take on the week so that was a plus.
I am relatively new to barre. If you’ve taken it… well you know, it takes a while to adjust to it. So waking up early to attend barre classes was a HUGE step for me. I’m trying to adjust to running in the AM to make marathon training easier this summer. (well that’s an oxymoron, easy marathon training). Both classes were a major challenge, but I’m happy I survived and spoiler alert… I went back to both of them this week.
Yoga has been something that I find myself always coming back to. Thankfully, there’s a few great studios near my office that are on classpass. Right now I’m just doing the intro classes so I can adjust to their style and prepare myself to keep up with the flow classes. I like to think that I’m preparing myself for success and establishing solid building blocks.
Now onto spinning! I loooved the class, mainly because it was a theme ride. The instructor set the entire workout to 90s/dirty pop. Yes, that is correct. We “cycled” to NSYNC, Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera, Hanson, Nelly and all those songs I loved in middle school/high school. I had a blast and can’t wait to try out the other classes.
So yes, I went a little class crazy this week, but I loved every second. By Saturday I was fatigued a bit however, I felt so accomplished. Now you may notice there’s no miles there. You’re right. I didn’t run this week and that’s okay.
One of the reasons I’m loving classpass is because I can essentially just take any class I want. It rocks and works out well with my lifestyle. It’s also allowing me to try new things without having to make a serious commitment. I can challenge myself.
So how was your week? Try anything new? Do you take barre classes? What’s your favorite kind of cross training?