Last private yoga sesh at Studio Anya.
Last private yoga sesh at Studio Anya.
Private yoga session at Studio Anya during lunch and then a class at I.AM.YOU. Delicious.
xtini boot camp. At least that's what I'm calling it. The organizer dude for MovNat's Prospect Park group was traveling so I arranged a mini boot camp with some friends of mine. Lots of bear crawls and pushups, and other fun stuff, followed by a 3 mile run around the Prospect Park loop. Trainer Christine. I think I could get used to it. NASM here I come?
Catchup: Super Saturday! Boot Camp w/ Al Kavadlo, a private yoga session with Amanda at Studio Anya, and then Cirque Fitness with Kristine at Art of Fitness. What a day.
Gyrotonic pilates.... I was the only one who showed up for class, and the instructors were Rachel and the guy who owns Movement Salon. It became a private session with way more touching than I'll ever be comfortable with, and I think I burned a whopping 5 calories throughout the hour.
Later, ballet at Ballet Academy East. Groupon, I love you. I had been feeling like my feet had weakened and wished for a place to take intro ballet classes again, and Groupon showed up with this sweet deal. $29 bucks for 5 classes.
I needed ballet slippers but the store was closed by the time I got there, so I just went in socks. To my dismay, I was the only one not in ballet slippers. Poop. Anyway, first class was with... I forgot her name. But she has a thick accent and was very sweet, and the class was very very intro, so it was easy to follow. Love.
Silly subway this morning.... I ended up getting to Al Kavadlo's boot camp 35 minutes late... and the class is only 50 minutes long to begin with. Oops. Better than nothing right? I stuck around the park for another 15 mins or so at the end of class to get in some pullups and Al was a dear and stayed to help me with a few things I needed work on to practice for the Urbanathlon.
After that was a vinyasa class at Om Factory. I'd only ever taken Antigrav there but I somehow always hurt my back in the first inversion in that class and I have 10+ classes left in my package... figured I'd use them up on other classes. Today's class was just weird to me. I didn't really feel any sort of "flow" to it and it just felt awkward. Didn't like it too much.
Lastly was cirque style fitness in Astoria with Kristine. It's been a while since my last aerial class but it was nice getting back to it. Today's new lesson was the bicycle climb, and also attempted to do scissor hip key on my weaker side. Fun stuff.
Catchup: Long lunch break for a machine Pilates circuit at Studio Anya. Whoamygod. Totally different from my experience at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon. Laura was the lovely sub that taught the semi-private class, although I was the only one who signed up so it was a private. We used the reformer, wunda chair and the wall. By the end of class I was a sweaty mess, and when I tried to stretch, my quads spazzed out and twitched all over the place. Good. Workout. Whoa. In hindsight, this was probably a horrible idea to "try out" right before the Staten Island half... but it has renewed my faith to continue trying out pilates classes. Still not something I'd want to do on a regular basis but definitely nice to complement my other workouts.
BKB in the evening. :)
Went to the gym with Steph during lunch and did 1.5 miles with 2 sprints, but I have like .7 miles unaccounted for, so rounding up. Then did a few squats and kettlebell swings in the stretch area.
One of our trainer buddies decided to have us do some Crossfit stuff JUST FOR FUN before we left. So over the next 15 minutes, I ended up with 25 kettlebell overhead swings (3 sets @ 30lbs), 50 lunges (2 sets) and 15 knees to elbows (2 sets). Counting it as a personal training session even though he worked out with us too... just because.
Catchup: Finally, a workout day! 4 rest days, while nice and relaxing, was too much, and it was good to be back in action.
The morning started with magically waking up from a night of partying and making my way to my first boot camp with Al Kavadlo (http://www.alkavadlo.com/) at the ungodly hour of 10am. This guy teaches some of the lunchtime TRX classes that I love to take, but since those classes have been on hiatus due to studio renovation, I've been deprived. He hosts boot camps at Tompkins Square Park every Saturday morning in the summer. I got there a few minutes late but jumped right in for some squats and other interesting exercises that I can't name. Second half was spent on the jungle gym. Fun fun fun! I was a bit short (or rather too scared) to jump and reach the bars for some of the exercises, but it was a great workout, AND I got my monkey bar practice in. I love his teaching style, very motivating, and the class was small enough where each person got enough attention.
On the way back I stopped at Northern Spy Food Co because I saw a sign outside that said Maple Bacon Doughnuts (so naturally, I got a few to go). This place looks awesome, I'd love to brunch there sometime.
Back in Queens, it was Cirque Style Fitness time with Kristine at Art of Fitness. She's taken a habit of asking me what workout I did prior to her class. She knows me too well... Anywho, nobody else showed up so I had a private sesh! Got to work on my lady climb and scissor hip key from the air. Awesomeness.