One class I will probably never take is Zumba. I seriously struggle with learning dance moves and always end up going the opposite way everyone else is going. It took me 6 classes to get down 'the grapevine' warm-up routine in body pump, my feet always seemed to get tripped up over each other!
Today, I tried a 45 minute spin class for the first time!
|of course I had to throw on the Boston jacket on my way to the gym|
I never really got why spin was so popular, but I understand now. When I use the bike or elliptical at the gym, I just can't seem to push myself and it is so incredibly boring. Today, we did all kinds of crazy spin moves - climbing hills, doing jumps, resistance intervals, riding in different positions, doing squats - I had no idea you could do that much on a bike. The instructors were hilarious and we worked out in a dark room with a blacklight, listening to really fun music. I felt like I was at a dance club. It was also a great class because you can push yourself however hard or easy you want to go, by adjusting the resistance on the bike. I was super sweaty I was done.
Depending on my work/running schedule, I would like to start trying to fit one of these classes into my workout routine each week. I still believe that running is the best way to become a better runner (i'm old school that way) but this is a fantastic way to get your heart race up and gain fitness.
While I was out and about, Mister Bruno had the important task of guarding the home.
|the best little watch dog|