The sun was up today:But I was heading inside to check out our NEW gym! The big news is that Anthony decided to quit CrossFit (which he promises to write a guest post about ). With all the extra cash we’re saving, we could easily afford a couples’ membership at the Gold’s Gym right down the road. Gym memberships are unbelievably cheaper in Arlington than they are in DC.
Gold’s has all the usual equipment:Plus a “functional room” where Anthony can do all that CrossFit stuff for 95% off.And my FAVORITE thing: I can go to group classes again!So this morning I headed in for my first “Body Combat” class. I had no idea what Body Combat meant but it sounds fun, right?Turns out that Body Combat is basically circuit-style boot camp. Our instructor had us do a 5-minute warmup, followed by three 10-15 minute circuits.
After the first circuit, I was feeling a bit meh about the class which I didn’t find so challenging; but by the third circuit I had worked up quite a sweat! Each round featured classic moves like pushups, situps, squats, jumping jacks, push presses, etc. We used a few light weights, but mostly relied on our bodyweight.I would give this class a 6 out of 10 because I found the circuits a bit long and uncreative; but I’d give the music a 10 out of 10! The instructor had some awesome jams including a Macklemore/Lorde mashup.
The class stopped after 45 minutes, leaving me 15 minutes to kill with a leisurely treadmill walk/magazine reading session.
Which leads me to a big question: What mascara do you use? I’ve used Great Lash for years. I don’t love it, but I can never seem to find anything that’s especially lash-tastic either.That’s all I’ve got. HAPPY NATIONAL NACHOS DAY!
- Mascara recommendations?
- What’s your favorite group class?
- How much does a gym membership cost in your area?
Of interest (junk food special!!)
- NPR The Salt: Kraft dims artificial glow of its mac ‘n’ cheese
- Runner’s World: Usain Bolt ate 1,000 McNuggets at the 2008 Olympics
- ABC: World’s first French fry museum opens