I headed to work nice and early this morning with all of my meals packed for the day. I kicked off my time at the gym with a bowl of overnight oats in the break room before it was time to teach.
The first class I taught today was my TRX class. It is quickly becoming my favorite!
I try my best to keep things moving and pair a TRX exercise with a plyometric or cardio-based exercise so everyone sweats and leaves the class feeling like they got a great workout. The class is supposed to be an “athlete level” class, so I want the difficulty level to reflect that, but I am also cognizant of the fact that there are still beginners that want to take the class, so I try to make everything scalable and offer modifications.
Here’s an example of the first circuit we did two times through to kick off today’s class:
Links to some video demos:
In between teaching TRX and teaching water fitness, I completed my own workout that focused on strength training my bicep and triceps before grabbing lunch in the break room.
(As always, I snapped this picture at home before I packed it up last night so I could avoid a break room photo shoot.)
In my bowl:
- Chicken sausage
- Cauliflower sautéed in olive oil and seasoned with garlic salt
Now I’m home and Sadie is begging for some attention. Time to entertain the pup!
Question of the Afternoon
- What is the most fun group exercise class you’ve ever taken?
I think Jazzercise may take first prize for the most FUN workout out there in my book. That class is a BLAST! I also had a lot of fun during the trampoline workout we did at FitBloggin’ this year. And you know I have a soft spot in my heart for BodyPump.