I have lived at the University of Tennessee for over four months now and have yet to go to our state of the art recreation center. Mostly because it is about a mile just to walk there plus I’m not the “gym” kind of person–I prefer group fitness classes. So last night I checked the class schedule and saw that they were offering kickboxing and spin class back to back. I was slightly apprehensive about going since I have not attended group fitness in close to seven months. Not wanting to go alone, I sent out a text to a few girls that I had met in my PE class earlier in the semester. Luckily someone said yes but only to the cycling part!
So I went to kickboxing alone. Remember the glory days of kickboxing when I’d strap on my gloves and spend hours punching a bag or a person? Yeah, not the case in this class. o bags were offered, so I just took a spot at the back and attempted to look coordinated. It was a great workout and the instructor did lots of high intensity cardio which I enjoyed. I probably won’t be going back just because this type of kickboxing isn’t really my style.
Spin class? My girl Jessika was so kind as to meet me to take this class. I hadn’t seen her in almost 2 months since our class ended. Jessika is a bit of a girly girl and always looks dazzling in her pink and almost always has a bow in her hair. During the half marathon last week I copied her style and donned a little pink bow in my hair. Just for her.
There was a surprisingly small number of people in the class but we took a spot in the back of the room. My legs were feeling nice and loose since I had just got done with kickboxing, but I still felt strong. The instructor played some niiiice and groovy jams perfect for getting our heart rate up. I’m glad I took a sweat towel, because the sweaty juices were flowing. It was great to have a sidekick with me for the class and it was even better to be back in the saddle. I have definitely missed spin. My legs are definitely feeling it today so I’m going on a nice slow run later this afternoon. Rock on, and throw down.
What is your favorite group fitness class? Do you like workouts better if you have a friend with you?? Do you think it is too girly to work out wearing pink and bows?