Since it’s been a few weeks since I Shared my workouts I wanted to make sure that I wrote a post about it this week. I have a membership to the gym at school, so I’ve been taking advantage of it – particularly the group fitness classes. Last week I went to my first Zumba and ViPR classes. Spoiler: I had a lot more fun than I thought I would have.
Sunday I checked out a gentle yoga class. It was my first time going to this particular class. First off, I was super impressed with the teacher. She had a room full of people at all different abilities and she managed to teach a class that was accessible to everyone. While it got me moving, the part that I really enjoyed (and needed) was the mind body connection and relaxation. The last fifteen minutes of class was spent laying on our mats in savasana. I think it was the first time since school started that I was present and not thinking about how I could have improved a paper or worrying about how I was going to get all of next week’s readings done. It was exactly the class that I needed.
Monday I decided to give Zumba a try for the first time. The instructor was great – she got me excited while not being too over the top. I’m not much of a dancer, and I don’t have very good coordination for the most part, so I was worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up. Luckily each song had some repetition in the moves so once I did them once or twice I was able to follow along better. For some reason I didn’t think it would be a tough workout, but I left the class drenched in sweat. I will definitely be going to more Zumba classes (in fact I’m planning on going to another one tomorrow night). I want to share my Zumba experience for others who may not have ever gone to a class before, so expect a post on that in the next few weeks.
Tuesday I took a rest day.
Wednesday I was feeling adventurous so I took another new to me class: ViPR. Honestly I had never heard of it before I saw it on the class schedule, but it sounded like fun. The video gives you an idea of some of the movements we did in class. The teacher took us through an hour of intervals. I pushed myself hard during the working periods and took advantage of the rests to get ready for the next thing. I didn’t take long for me to start sweating and breathing hard. I’m really glad I went because I’m planning on checking out this class again.
Thursday I was pretty sore from the ViPR class the day before so I took another rest day. My biceps and butt felt like they were on fire (in a good way!).
Friday My upper body was still sore so I decided to take it easy and go for a walk in my favorite park. I generally don’t have classes on Fridays, so after getting some homework done in the morning I figured a study break outside would be a good idea. I spent about 45 minutes enjoying the changing colors of the leaves and the fresh air.
Saturday I took another rest day.