whipped into shape

April 27, 2012

yesterday I told you about kettlebell kickboxing, and then I went to a class called Whipped at Equinox with another lululemon ambassador, Gregg Cook.

from the website:

Get whipped into shape with the latest in modern fitness training to help you reach for results. No corners to cut – just hard work, sweat and fun using Strength Ropes, Kettlebells, Body Bars and much more, set to the test with a clock, good music and all that you’ve got to give.

the class is held in a big open room, and when I walked in there were huge, thick ropes on the middle of the floor. we got into 5 groups of 5 people for 5 circuit stations, and Gregg demonstrated the exercises we’d be doing at each station. 2 exercises per station, and you repeat the 5 stations twice. make sense?

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the class is high-energy, intense, and the structure of the stations makes the 45 minutes fly by. we used medicine balls, free weights, and the giant ropes. we did plyometrics, a variation on push-ups and side planks, and weighted lunges. basically, we never stop moving, and I love how hard I had to work to keep up with the pace.

I’m sure he switches things up each week so I definitely want to go back!

this was my first time using the ropes (1 of the 5 stations). it looks like this:

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food for thought:

10 ways to keep your workouts exciting – so many great tips, including the ever so relevant, “try a new class”.

the healthiest food in the world – it’s the egg. do you like, love, or loathe eggs?

30% of workers get far too little sleep – in relation to my sleep post on Wednesday

get happier: “say 5 nice things…” – cultivating joy in your life by complimenting others

berries boost brain power – as if I needed another reason to keep eating berries

how inversions can make your mind stronger – I believe it’s time for a headstand

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it’s Friday. I’m heading out for a windy run, then off to work, then to meet Billy for a date. we signed a lease on an apartment, and we move in on May 5th. we’re so excited, and I’ll share more + post photos here on the blog soon.

what do you consider the healthiest food in the world?

enjoy your weekend!

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