Tuesday, May 7, 2013

the class that kicked my butt

lately Mason and I have been getting to the YMCA around 9:15-9:30am.  Most mornings I walk by the list of group exercises to see if there are any classes that interest me.  This morning I saw a "cardio strength interval" class from 9:30-10:15 and decided to give it a try.  After dropping Mason off in daycare I ran a quick mile on the treadmill and then headed upstairs to class.

All I knew about the class was the blurb that I read on the schedule:
Class Description
Tone up in a combination class that makes for the ultimate total body workout.

Once in the studio I grabbed a step with 2 risers per side, a mat, and a pair of weights.  The instructor quickly explained the class ... 3 exercises are done in a row for 30 seconds each, with 10 seconds rest time in between.  each exercise is done 3 times before a new set of 3 exercises is introduced.

since it was a total body work out we worked out shoulders, triceps, biceps, back, abs, and legs all in a quick rotation, while mixing in some cardio moves.  I really struggled with the squats which surprised me and did well with all of the arm exercises (I'll probably increase to 8 pound weights instead of the 5 I used).

It was a great work out in a fast paced environment, which made the time go by quickly.  I'm glad I found a class that works in our schedule that is challenging and demanding.  Hopefully I'll be there next Tuesday. 

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