I’m such a newbie

Last night, I found myself at work after 7:00pm.  After the air had gone off, I realized it was time to go.  I had also realized that I had missed my planned mid-day Pilates class. Whoops.

You see, I haven’t been to the gym very much since I made that commitment and joined.  Every time I plan for a lunch-time workout, I get sucked into a project, or a meeting goes over, or I just lose track of time.  So yesterday, I was determined to get to the gym and do at least something.  After looking at Gold’s Gym’s class schedule, I came across this guy:

Enter “Body Flow”.  As the last class of the day, it was my best option for making it to the gym.  So I went.  And I was nervous.  Trying new things always makes me nervous, and I had NO idea what to expect.

I was waiting patiently outside the room with a few other girls (the previous class was finishing up), and I turned to one of them and asked if she was waiting for the Body Flow class.  She said yes.  So obviously I asked her what it’s like.  And she said, similar to yoga.  Oooookay.  Not exactly what I expected, but hey, that’s great! I need stretching and strengthening.

So this is what I expected:

This is what we actually got:

Overall, I liked it! There was a lot of stretching, but also a lot of strength too.  We even focused a few moves on hips, which is fantastic, bc I have ridiculously weak hips. We also did a few core moves, and hamstring stretches.  I’m even sore today! I love that!

My only problem is that the class is at 7:30.  I don’t really like staying at work that late.  😦 But, I suppose in the future I can go to the gym for a short run or bike, and then go to the class.

Woohoo! Look at me! I’m becoming a real gym rat!

What’s your go-to class or move for stretching and strengthening? My plan was to really focus on pilates, but I can see the Body Flow class working for me!  Have you ever done it?

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5 thoughts on “I’m such a newbie

  1. Way to get to the class even after a long day of work!! You go girl!

  2. I’m nervous about trying new classes too. I think thats one of the reasons I rarely go to yoga. I don’t want everyone to know that I don’t know what to do.

  3. I’ve never tried Body Flow. I think I would like it better than yoga. I always want to like yoga but end up feeling bored and restless. 7:30 classes are a no go for me though. I like to be home in my pajamas by 8 at the latest 😉

  4. Sadly, I don’t have a class. I NEED to do more stretching…yoga and pilates. I just can’t get myself to do it!!!

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