Chocolate & Fit: Operation #LivingtheSweatyLife Pt. 1
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Every year I make the new years resolution to workout and begin a fit life. Every year I drop the ball. I’ve always believed when you look good you feel good and perform better in the other areas of your life because of it. For me being a size 4 isn’t a goal but looking my best, being toned and turning fat into muscle is my goal. THIS YEAR to obtain that I’ve decided I will start before January 1st with my New Years Resolutions. Getting fit and eating healthy is always #1 on my list so I began December 12th. The amazing women at ClassPass gave me a complimentary pass for 30 days which I’ve renewed.
Let me back up for a minute. What is ClassPass? ClassPass is a monthly membership to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are thousands of classes available to ClassPass members, including cycling, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts, and more! For $99 a month ClassPass members get unlimited classes to studios in the ClassPass network. While members can take as many classes per month as they’d like, they can visit the same studio up to 3 times per monthly membership cycle. For more information click here.
So I set out on the beginning of my new life with several different classes. Over the next 2 weeks I’ll be chronicling my favorite 4 classes. It all begin with Shred415…
SHRED415 I signed up for Shred415 and selected the Butt & Legs class in Lincoln Park. My instructor was Lyndsey and I took a 7 am class. I knew nothing about the class or how it works. I figured it’d be a cool class. Little did I know! This wasn’t a relaxed class but 2 classes in one. Half the class is on treadmills, half on the floor doing various exercises and in intervals of 15, 10 and 5 they switch. Literally don’t know how I kept up but I did. I loved this class because it was challenging. This was the hardest class I’ve ever done but well worth it. I’m sure I burned a lot of calories. Lyndsey was so nice and all the people here were so nice and welcoming. I’ve found throughout this process that when you go to a new class not everyone will thrilled a newbie is there. At Shred415 this WAS NOT the case. Everyone was sweet. Another thing I noticed in this class was the diversity in age. There were women in this class 40+ who were amazing. They’re body was insanely in shape and they were just mastering this class. I’m a little scared to go back here but I will be doing this class 3 times a month.
Barre Code I’ve been to Barre Code once before I had a ClassPass with a friend who religiously goes 5 times a week. I have attended the Barre Class on Michigan Avenue and every time I go it’s amazing. The girls at the desk are always sweet and I only go to 7 am classes. I’ve taken 2 classes here Brawl and Barre Code. I like both but my favorite was Barre Code because it was more challenging then Brawl and I felt extremely sore. It felt as if every muscle in my body had been worked out. I’ve been to a Pure Barre class and for me Barre Code is a better fit. It’s easier to do yet still challenging. This class is easy to follow and keep up with.