I've been going to the YMCA since July, and now that Livy will stay in Kidstuff for more than an hour without crying, I'm getting into a Group Fitness schedule.
Piyo: Wednesday 9:30am
Our PiYo fitness class combines exercises from Pilates, yoga, strength training and sports stretch. The low-impact workout will increase your fitness level, core strength, flexibility, stability, balance, and posture as you move from one exercise to the next.
Fitness Yoga: Friday 9:30am
Build strength and flexibility, reduce stress and tension and increase your overall health, energy and vitality with this high-energy, athletic style of yoga. You’ll finish renewed and rejuvenated.
Mat Pilates: Sunday 5:30pm
Mat Pilates is a conditioning fitness class that focuses on body alignment and breathing. The exercises cover all core powerhouse muscle groups: abdominals, lower back, shoulders, thighs and gluteals. If you like yoga, check out Mat Pilates.
As you can see, I like the yoga and pilates. I need core strengthening without weight machines or being "in public," which means doing planks and ab work on a stability ball in the middle of the whole gym. Bethany did show me the routine a trainer set up for her--I can dig the TRX pull-ups and inclined push-ups. I want stronger arms.
I do not like BodyPump and RIPPED and Zumba and all those fast-paced, jump around, thumping music classes. Also, I've been reading all these running and/or triathlon blogs, and I don't know if I want to "be a runner." I just don't want to be fat :) So I'm going to continue running and doing the elliptical and occasionally biking.
I am doing the Get Lucky 7k in March. Bethany, Nikki and a friend of hers from school are doing it too. Bethany is way faster than me. Nikki is faster than me. I don't know about Nikki's friend, but I imagine they're similarly faster than me. So I've started the Couch to 5k over again--I'm doing Week 4 this week--running at a 9:30 pace. I want to be "in the running" with them, and I'm tired of being the slowest person in the world.