Strength: Barbell strength workout that targets all major muscle groups. Get toned, improve muscular strength and endurance.
Alright. This sounds pretty good. After a 2 mile run on the treadmill I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take the class. I know I need to build muscle and work on my whole body.
|That's a set of 8, 5 and 3lb weights. Never used the 3's.|
At first I thought omg what did I get myself into with this class. Many of the ladies were regulars but it wasn't packed. AND nobody came in late. Bonus since Zumba seems to be the class that people think coming in 30 mins late is ok and it's even more ok to push people out of their way with their dance moves.
The moves were not hard. It's a sad day when I think I can do 8lbs repetitively but am humbled with the 5lbs. Upper body strength has never been my forte and I need to work on it all. Hopefully this will work out taking this class. Plus we all know that you can burn more fat by weight training. It just seemed to be something I forgot about in the past 2 years. DUH. Hence the tragic injury prone last 2 years. And the sluggish not going to lose any weight the last part year.
No more. The Strength class was great. I will be taking that hopefully 2x a week at least. That seems to be what I can do based on their schedule. This weekend though the normal Yoga class is going to be geared to runners. I am tempted to take it. The last time I took a Yoga class at the gym in 2011 (damn that was long ago!!) is when I felt the metatarsal muscle tear in my left foot that derailed me for the rest of the season. So I am somewhat nervous.
I need to take more strength classes because I need to get over my fear of this room:
Oh and look what wanted to finally join us this winter: