Like everyone else right now, being healthier is one of my goals this year. Whenever I visit the doctor’s office, I’m always asked how often I workout and shamefully say…rarely.
Now that I’m in my late 20s (YIKES), I’ve noticed that my metabolism is getting slower and my body is slowly changing. No longer are my days of eating endless amounts of sweets and getting away with it. *sigh*
I know myself too well that if I set up goals that are too extreme from my daily routine, I know I’d fail. So this week, I set a small goal of trying out different types of exercise and seeing what I like best. I recently joined ClassPass, which is a monthly membership where you can try various fitness studios in your area. For someone who doesn’t attend fitness classes very often, this membership is perfect for me so that I can try all these classes and I don’t have to fully commit to one studio. So I thought that I could document my first month with ClassPass in case any of you are on a fitness kick this month. 🙂
This week, I took pilates, yoga, and barre classes (yup, feeling the soreness already).
1.) CorePower Yoga: The first class I took was a Beginning Power Yoga Class. I’ve never heard of this studio until ClassPass, but I hear it’s really popular in Southern California. The class I took was super small (only 4-5 students) and I did plenty of yoga poses that focused on the core. My only complaint is that I wish the instructor demonstrated the moves more because I felt like such a newbie. -_- However, I liked that they played upbeat house music and the facility was so clean/chic! Everything was new and the locker room had everything I could need after class. At the end of class, I was pleased that I broke a sweat and felt relaxed and focused. I think those who love yoga but want a contemporary twist, this studio might be for you.
2.) Core Fitness Studio: I mistakenly took this Pilates Reformer class without any pilates experience, but the instructor was super nice and was really helpful when it came to the equipment and moves. Next time, I’ll have to take an intro pilates class..oops! I felt more sculpting with this class overall, more so than yoga. My muscles were on fiiiiire! My knees were a little shaky the rest of the day, but that just means that changes are happening!
3.) The Daily Method: I’ve taken barre classes before and boy do they kick my butt. I’m not a trained dancer, so a lot of the moves are very difficult to do. The instructors were there to help me every time I needed help. I like that they emphasized being long and lean because I bulk up really quickly (bulky + short is not a good combo). I think out of the three classes, I enjoyed this one the best. The music was great, it’s at a new facility, and I felt the results immediately after class. They also just added a cycle class, which I’m SUPER eager to do. I’m a huge fan of SoulCycle so I can’t wait to compare the two.
What kinds of exercise do you do? Do you recommend a class I should take next week?
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