This week I’ve been crazy sore. I haven’t worked out since Wednesday afternoon, but I can now go up and down the stairs without looking like Frankenstein. Let’s start at the beginning of the week.
With a new semester of school comes a new class schedule. That means that I can try new classes at the gym at school that I couldn’t last semester because I was in class. So I decided to give a barre class a try after I was done classes on Monday afternoon.
I hadn’t done a barre class in awhile, so I think I forgot how hard those classes can be when you’re putting in your maximum effort. Even with just 2.5 pound dumbbells my arms were burning fifteen minutes in. There were lots of squats and lunges too, so I was glad when we finished the class off with some floor work before doing our cooldown. Even though it was hard, it was a great class that I know that I’ll be going to again.
Wednesday for our program design class we were in the gym for our prof to take us through some different cardio workouts. We started out with some tabatas – twenty seconds of work with ten seconds of rest repeated eight time. We did that with four different exercises – squats, push ups, burpees, and crunches. I was tired by the time we were done, but our prof had more in store for us. We moved onto ladder drills next. Thankfully it was relatively short and after a few different variations we moved to another room for a 40 minute spin class. We learned how to set up our bikes and then spent about 40 minutes going through a class. We did a bunch of different intervals, so it was great to get some ideas to use with future clients. needless to say by the time we left I think the entire class was exhausted!
The next day I think I was the sorest I’ve ever been after a workout. For two days going up and down the stairs was pretty miserable. Thankfully I’m feeling much better now. But because I was so sore I didn’t get another workout in.
Now that you know how I stayed active last week, leave a comment below with your favorite workout.