The alarm went off at 6:45am Saturday but I had been half awake for a good 10 to 15 minutes before that. I think my mind was already racing in anticipation. I got up, had some green tea and headed out in the dreary mist that we're having all day today. I met Grace and Kether there and picked up the red bands and 5lb weights like Grace had advised us to do for our first class. I'm so glad I went with someone who had taken the class before!
We started with 100 jumping jacks. Great way to get right into it, right? The rest of the hour was non-stop. Squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches and sit-ups, lunges, upright rows, overhead presses, lots of stuff with resistence bands(both arms and legs), more squats, push-ups and jumping jacks. It actually went by so quickly since we went from one thing to the next with no rest in between. Literally, it was kind of a blur looking back on it.
I admit, that I couldn't do everything. Well, not full out anyway. I do think though that I did a pretty good job for it being my first class. I didn't feel completely depleted at the end, but like I had just been through a challenging workout. As Grace had told us, the instructor, Ariane, pushes you and will call you out (I had personal experience with this) but she wasn't in your face and harsh. I was also impressed that she did about 98% of the workout with us, which you don't always see instructors do, especially when they have another class directly afterwards. It's a good thing I'm volunteering tomorrow and taking the day off from working out, because I have a feeling my whole body is going to be sore!
This was a great workout that pushed me in ways that I don't push myself. If only it wasn't quite so expensive, especially on top of a gym membership, I would join the program. I'm definitely contemplating the 5-class package, because I'm certain that even once a week would make a difference. Two days later and I can still feel the workout in my muscles, that means it did something! I was so impressed by Grace's endurance and strength throughout the class. She absolutely rocked it and I would love to be that strong. I really admire all the work and dedication she's put into these classes. It was great to see, and experience, what she's been doing all these months.
Name: Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp
Location: NIMBLE studio (other locations depending on class time, some are outdoors)
Time: Saturday 8am
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Saturday's workout -
Sunday's workout -
walk to/from volunteering (approx 3miles, more on this later)
Today's workout -
3x10 cable pull push-down
3x10 cable pull twists