My question for those people is, “Why?”
As embarrassing as this is to admit, besides walking to class my current exercise level is zero. I’ve cut Pop-Tarts out of my daily breakfast routine, and I try to cut down on my Chick-fil-A intake, but it isn’t proving to be enough.
So, I figured that with the new year I should at least start out with good intentions, right?
Taking a look at the group fitness schedule, I saw some classes that were high-intensity and knew those would be impossible, so I ultimately chose kickboxing.
The class—my instructor was a girl named Riley—starts off slow with simple jabs and crosses. Riley did a great job of beginning with the basics so everyone could learn each combination before adding more difficult moves.
She also mirrored our movements so we didn’t have to do everything backwards.
Music plays throughout to help the group stay in rhythm—of which I have none—but kickboxing requires minimal rhythm anyway. While I did get lost on some of the more difficult combinations, it was hard to tell if I was misunderstanding the moves or just exhausted.
After completing the class, I would definitely suggest kickboxing as great way to start getting your booty in gear.
It’s good cardio, the combinations aren’t impossible and the music is great. Mix in some lunges, squats and pushups and you’re working every muscle in your body.
While Riley’s class was challenging—I definitely felt the burn—it was also fun. It can be nice to get out of the typical gym setting. Treadmills equal super boring.
Practice makes perfect, and I’ll be back for another class to master the moves. Plus, Riley’s motivation that I’ll be in shape in two months if I keep coming definitely sweetens the deal.
So, my message is to pay the $10 because group fitness classes are well worth your time and money; going 10 times means you’ve paid $1 for each class. Go have some fun with your friends getting in shape, and you’ll be ever so glad you did.