Me and one of the girls from work decided we wanted to get in shape. Although I wanted to get in shape earlier, you know, like in the winter.
But she was finally ready so last week to try something. We went to Fightfit. After not really exercising for a while, this was absolutely brutal. Way too much out of the gate. It was non-stop for an hour. Started with running, then down on the mat for push ups and mountain climbers. On with the gloves. We kicked and we punched each other. Then bear walks across the gym and jumping. Running through hoops. Gloves back on, jumping and kicking and punching. Gloves off. Sit ups, planks, bridges, glute raises. And that's just a sample.
I thought I was going to throw up 3 times. Glad I didn't. Two days later I couldn't even do my job. Couldn't squat down, couldn't lift my arms over my head.
I'd like to go back, maybe in the Fall after getting back into shape over the summer. Maybe.
This week we decided to try kickboxing. Hour and a half. Started with running on the spot, then stretching. The instructor didn't make us do everything the rest of the class did, because we were new. Kicking and punching. Medicine ball sit ups. Punching air with weights, 125 reps. (That was hard!) Stretching it out. Leg lifts with ankle weights. Plank and push ups.
We enjoyed that, but it's a bit pricey. You have to buy your own gear if you want to join the class, plus the monthly fee.
Next week will try another fitness class. But right now, I'd just be happy with going for walks.