I am back in Florida and happy to be in my home state!
My family and I touched down in Jacksonville yesterday evening and I was exhausted by the time we made it back to my parents’ place. I decided to spend the night at my parents’ house rather than drive back to Ocala late at night. Plus, I wanted to take an early morning BodyCombat class at the gym in Jacksonville!
I set my alarm for 5:10 a.m. and grabbed an orange, a Luna bar and a packet of Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter to eat. (I ended up eating the Luna bar on my way to the gym and saved the hazelnut butter and the orange for after my workout.)
Once I arrived at the gym, I quickly made my way into the studio where the class was scheduled to take place and was happy to see a ton of people were there for the early morning class. Sometimes it’s hard to feel overly energetic before 6 a.m. and the energy of other group exercisers does wonders for my personal motivation. I feed off the energy of my fellow early morning exercisers!
Not having access to BodyPump or any other Les Mills classes regularly makes me really appreciate any Les Mills class I can take. (BodyPump and BodyCombat are just two of the phenomenal classes that fall under the Les Mills umbrella. If you are interested, you can find a Les Mills class near you by clicking here.) I just feel so fired up any time I can take one of their classes because they are all so high-energy. They challenge me and invigorate my workouts in the best possible way.
I’m still working on a proposal to bring BodyPump to my gym in Ocala. My fingers are crossed! I think my chances will increase once our building goes through an expansion this winter and more members (hopefully) join which will (hopefully) increase our budget.
After I was done at the gym, I hopped into my car to make the drive back to Ocala. I am currently blogging from Starbucks where I stopped to grab a latte and type up this blog post, but once it’s published, I’ll be on my way.
I can’t wait to see Sadie spaz out the moment I walk through the door. Unfortunately our reunion will be cut short this morning because I will immediately have to head out the door to work until after 8 p.m. today, but it will be great to see my lil’ lady and Ryan later this evening!
Questions of the Morning
- If you could make your gym offer any one class that is not currently on their group exercise schedule, what class would you like to see offered?
I’d love to see BodyPump, Les Mills GRIT, Jazzercise, SoulCycle, a barre class like Physique 57 and a trampoline class offered at my gym. I know that it is not possible for some of these classes to ever come to my gym, but a girl can dream!
- What is one thing you’re really looking forward to today?
I’m really looking forward to the moment I arrive home from work. I can’t wait to give Ryan a giant hug and curl up on the couch with Ryan and Sadie. I missed those two!