Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's Fun To Stay At The...

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As an early birthday present from my parents, I joined the Y on Wednesday! I had originally wanted to go and swim with my dad and start getting in shape, and now that I got a list of all the fitness classes that are available for me to take, I am super pumped up about it! Now I think this is going to get me out of the house and doing something while I'm waiting for all those job interviews to start pouring in (sarcasm implied)!

The classes I am interested in are:
  • Pilates - a group of exercises designed to strengthen and lengthen the muscle groups. Similar to yoga except that you flow from one movement to another using your core.
  • Basic Step - basic moves, basic patterns a great way for you to have fun & learn. Whether you are a beginner or not you will burn those calories!
  • Yoga - a relaxing mind & body experience that includes whole body stretching and total relaxation.
  • Tai Chi - health, meditation, martial arts, the three aspects of the study of Tai Chi. This involves slow, gentle, repetitive work that teaches how leverage is generated.
  • Express Fitness - a 30 minute workout that's perfect for anyone. The class format will take you from the floor to the Step or the Bosu.
  • "Lite" Workout - this class is a "lighter" version of our weighted workout class. A class to increase muscular strength and endurance as well as flexibility through the use of weights, tubing, balance balls, medicine balls, body bars, etc. Total body conditioning! This is designed for the beginner or the experienced exerciser.

I had taken the Basic Step class when I was a member before and liked it. And I've taken Tai Chi somewhere before and like it too. I think I may try going to them all at least once to see which ones I'm interested in! Now I hope I don't lose interest and waste away my membership!

Have you taken any of these classes before?

What did you think about them?

Have any tips for me?


notquiteawake said...

Good for you! I've taken a lot of classes in my time but one I really enjoyed was Step. I'm super uncoordinated and had to really focus on all the moves or I would fall off the step(happened)so time just flew by! Plus it's a really good workout.

I love your new template design by the way!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've been doing the Yoga class and it's AMAZING! Come this Tuesday! You'll love it!

Domesticated Gal said...

Classes always scare me - the thought of everyone watching my sweaty ass as it falls on the floor Again is usually enough to convince me it safer just to stay sitting at home on it instead. Good luck - can't wait to hear how it goes!