Saturday, March 2, 2013

An Exercise Class A Week = Success!

I really wanted to try a few different classes at the rec center because I am not good at running and I really have no desire to get better at it. So I thought I'd try to find something else I like.

My first Cycling class left me feeling like a complete moron. "Stand" she shouted. I sat. "double time!" she insisted while I fell off the bike.
A jam-packed class of Zumba had me homesick and wishing Eva (my old Zumba instructor) had moved with me. Also reminded me just how non-sexy I am.
Yoga Tone was much more my speed -slow & deep breathing (but I am woefully inadequate even at that)
Weight Training was loads of fun, but it's taught at a horrible time for me.

The only class I only did once was Weight Training. I did the rest at least 3-4 times this month, which was really fun.

And you know what? I like them all.

Trudy teaches Yoga Tone and takes so much pleasure in hearing whimpers of pain. It's endearing.

Christine teaches Cycling and even though I cried the first time I was in her class she told me to come back. She is very personal trainer-y. (In my vast experience watching The Biggest Loser I feel qualified to dub people personal trainer-y.)

Zumba has a million different instructors, some I like better than others, but the thing about Zumba is that it's distracting. And that's good. Also it's taught roughly 10 million times a day. So you can show up at the gym anytime you want and probably walk into a Zumba class.

I hope I get to keep going to these classes because they are fun, but there are only so many hours in a day, and obviously my "leave my kids at home without me" tolerance is not high. So.....I make no guarantees.

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