Day 34 – Oh? Oh what?

31 Jul

This is NOT what I signed up for! Literally! Today I went to the gym thinking I was going to a Newbody class. Newbody is described as “low impact, easy-to-follow class [that] combines cardio conditioning with optional hand weights.” I did it once before, and it was a good workout. I found it challenging but doable. I was sore for days afterward. So today, I arrived early, got my weights from the bin and took my place and chatted with other class members while we waited for the instructor. Then, the instructor came in and I heard someone say “oh”. Oh? Oh what? “This isn’t Newbody?” the other woman asked the instructor.

It wasn’t Newbody. The instructor was away for the long weekend. The people at the front desk didn’t even realize there was a switch. Today I did my first Body Combat class. Body Combat is described as, “a fiercely energetic martial arts workout where you are totally unleashed and empowered. Karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai enthusiasts will especially enjoy this class.” Ummmm, what? This was definitely not what I signed up for, but I loved it. I will go again, for sure.

I found a short video clip to give you an idea of what 30 seconds of a Body Combat class looks like. I did this for an hour:

I came out energized and although I’m not experiencing much stress these days I can imagine this class will be used for stress relief during the school year. I had plans to try Body Combat, just not for a few more months. It was my plan to be super comfortable with Zumba, Body Flow, Yoga, and Newbody before I stepped it up. Now this gives me another class I can add as an option when going to the gym. I love the classes; they really do make exercise fun. Who ever thought those words would be coming from me?


2 Responses to “Day 34 – Oh? Oh what?”

  1. Heather Jeffers July 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM #

    That does look like a good class to add to the list of “likes” – but I can imagine what was going through your mind. My first thoughts may have been to get up and run! Good for you!


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