Wednesday, August 03, 2011

3 hours at the Y

Remember how I said I was going to be at the YMCA for 3 hours exercising on 7/25?  Well I did it!

Me before all the working out.

Setting up the gym at the Y for all the participants.

During one of the classes.

900 calories. 

Sweaty, red me afterwards...
So Pete and I got to the Y early and we watched them set up.  People were going by telling us we were nuts for signing up to do all those classes at once.  The schedule went like this:
  • 5:30 - Welcome & Intros
  • 5:45 - Turbokick
  • 6:05 - Kettlebells
  • 6:25 - Kickboxing
  • 6:45 - Core & More
  • 7:05 - BodyStep
  • 7:25 - Yoga
  • 7:45 - Conclusion/Prizes
Whew, right?  So having only done kettlebells before, most of this was new for me.  My favorite was the Core & More class.  My feet were still hurting so I had a hard time with the Kickboxing and Body Step and didn't do much of them, but watched.  Yoga really isn't my thing.  I'm amazed at how the instructor lists herself up on one big toe and her fingertips and swings her other leg around her hip and balances - but I can't even get close to balancing on my fingertips and toes. 

Pete did the Turbokick with me and then realized that he wasn't cut out for classes and ended up going to the treadmills.  So I did most of it on my own.  I'd like to try out the Core & More and the Kickboxing classes.  While I'm not very coordinated, I think that I can get the hang of the kickboxing after a few tries and the Core & More really worked on core and balance and that would help me a lot.

I have to say that this was an awesome way to meet new people (I did that!), try new classes (I did that!), ask questions of staff in a relaxed environment (I did that!) and burn calories (I did that!).  I'd love to see this offered up every so often.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:28 AM

    WOW! That's an amazing workout session! I hope you found some workouts you love and can incorporate into your lifestyle. I did kickboxing in high school, best class of the semester! haha!