Wow. We have a lotta snow.My foot is down there somewhere — definitely in too deep for a run!Luckily I wasn’t planning on doing too much jogging today because I am 100% sore all over my body from yesterday.
Thank you, solidcore.I got to join in on a class on behalf of Active Life DC. I’d heard that solidcore — which relies on the famous MegaFormer machine — was an intense workout, but had no idea just how tough it would be!
The chic studio is located in Adams Morgan (they’ve recently opened other locations, too!). It’s clean, sunlit, and packed with these interesting apparatus: (also, did anyone else think the plural version of apparatus would be apparati? apparently it is not). It offers complimentary towels, bathroom, water, etc.Anyways, this is a MegaFormer, and it kicked my ass.Our 50-minute class consisted of pretty basic moves — like squats, planks, push-ups, lunges, and a lot more planks — that were made really complex and intense thanks to the stability-challenging, core-crushing devices we performed them on.Doing the lunge above, for example: Not only was my body struggling to support its own weight, but it’s also fighting to stay balanced on a moving platform AND fight the resistance of the springs pulling my left leg away from me. It’s sort of like Pilates meets barre meets TRX, if that makes any sense?
I usually pride myself on my ability to jump in and withstand almost any new workout, but I definitely had to take some rest breaks during my solidcore class! Even though it wasn’t a heart-pounding, sweaty workout, it was still intense in a mentally and physically exhausting way. I’ve never experienced anything like it.
I knew within the first five minutes that each muscle in my body was going to burn to shreds, and by the end of class — which flew by, thanks to a challenging routine, fun music, and an upbeat instructor — in shreds I was. And that made me smile.Among all the fitness classes I’ve tried out, solidcore has pushed me the most and left me the sorest by far (with Reformation’s TRX class coming in at second!). Solidcore was fun, challenging, and unique — pretty much perfect! I’d love to give solidcore a 10/10, but I’m only going to give it a 9 because I feel like the price point ($259-$349/month!) is so high. If I had the funds, though, I would totally splurge on this studio. It’s an awesome workout. Full review to come on Active Life DC soon — thanks for hosting me, solidcore!
And now it’s time to go play in the snow . Have a great day!
- Have you ever tried Lagree/MegaFormer fitness?
- Most expensive fitness class you’ve ever tried?
- Is it snowing in your town today?!!