Other than chatting online with my web guy for a few hours (gotta love instant online help!), I spent my day at my new gym where I shadowed one of the indoor cycling instructors and went through a one-on-one training with her. Aside from the training, I also took her class which was a great one that left me feeling nice and sweaty!
Moving right along to today…
Today began like most days seem to around here…
My alarm went off nice and early giving me just enough time to slip into some leggings and a tank top and head off to Pure Barre for the 6 a.m. class.
I just adore our little 6 a.m. crew. It seems like a bunch of us are regulars and I’ve been fortunate enough to click with a few of the women and make some good workout buddies that have translated to good friends outside of the studio as well.
I truly believe a big part of the reason the people at my studio are so chatty and friendly is due to the fact that phones are not allowed inside. (Don’t worry, all conversation stops when a class begins!) With no one able to retreat into the comfort of their phone, everyone is forced to sit and wait for the class to begin without any distractions which definitely encourages conversation (even at 6 a.m.!). This is very different from any other gym environment I’ve been in (or taught in!), where most people are on their phones right up until the last possible second. I absolutely love the “no phones” rule and think it is a big part of the reason my particular studio feels so friendly and open.
Well, that was quite a tangent, huh!? Anyway, today’s class was a good one but the best part occurred at the very end when a cappella music started blaring! Pure Barre plus a cappella!?!?!? Two of my biggest loves collided and I was in heaven.
The Daft Punk Remix by Pentatonix made me want to get up and dance. Ryan and I have been big-time Pentatonix fans since we followed their journey on The Sing Off and I am dying to see them live. (Please take a second to watch their rendition of “Video Killed the Radio Star” if you adore a cappella music as much as I do. The song starts at 1:35. “La La Latch” is also amazing.)
After class, I drove home to work on my morning blog post and grabbed a few things from the pantry for a quick and easy breakfast.
Raisin bran muffin + Banana + Coffee with canned coconut milk (<— loving this lately!)
I ended up topping the banana with a bit of peanut butter since I had a feeling that breakfast would tide me over for exactly 28 minutes if I didn’t add some fats of protein. I am still not feeling very full, so morning snack time will likely come soother rather than later.
Questions of the Morning
- Does your gym allow cell phones in group exercise classes? Do you feel like people are on their phones a lot at your gym?
- Any other a cappella music fans out there? Please share some of your favorite songs! I’m always on the lookout for new finds!