I’m done swimming outside, and my long bike rides are coming to an end with the colder weather, so I’m back at the gym, checking out Harvard’s group ex classes. Every year I tell myself I’m going to step outside of my comfort zone (at least once) and try a new gym class. So far I’ve tried 5 new ones! And I will probably continue attending 2 of them.
Balletone! No. I flunked out of ballet once already (ok, I was 5, but still). At least there were some moves that could be called exercise as opposed to only floaty graceful arm movements. Requires more choreography than I care for.
Zumba! No. I guess I can see the appeal, but by the time I figured out the moves, the class was over and I didn’t even raise my heart rate or sweat. Actually I never did figure out the moves, and I felt more uncoordinated than usual. I’ll stick to straight forward exercise, thanks. No need to sugarcoat it for me. I do love to dance, but the deadhead in me doesn’t do well with specific moves or being told what to do. Maybe that says more about my problem with authority? 😉
Aqua Fitness! Fun, but unlikely to do again. If I’m in the water, I’d rather be swimming laps. I can see doing it in a pinch, though, or with a group of friends.
HIIT Cardio! Yes! Clear, obvious exercise.
Barre! Yes! I was a little worried that it would be too much like ballet, but the class seems to cull the exercise part from the dancing part. I can work with that. Lots of small movements that really focus on specific muscles.
What’s your favorite class? What should I keep an eye out for and try next?
And in eating news… my mom and I made cookies when I visited recently. They’re safe and secure in the freezer so they won’t disappear before Thanksgiving.