As most of you know, fitness holds a special place near and dear in my heart. As most of you also know, I am a soon-to-be Mrs. in less than one year! Shortly after K and I became engaged to be wed, we discussed our hopes and desires for our special day. One of those goals was to improve our physiques. Cliché, I know. However, our intentions are to carry our healthful habits from single life directly to married life. Easier said than done, I know. We were slow to start, but once our one-year mark rolled around we settled into a consistent workout regimen.
Over the past week or so, K and I felt like our routine was becoming a bit too routine. K’s progress had slowed and my progress nearly at a standstill! When we hit a plateau in our physical fitness we find it most successful to mix up our workouts, whether it be incorporating more cardio or simply heading outdoors. With that, we began to expand our horizon’s beyond the weight room and experience a group fitness class. Note: when I say we I mean me, K was not too thrilled about a room full of sweaty women.
We chose to try Pound, an up and coming fitness concept that combines cardio and drumming with a foundation of moves inspired by pilates and yoga. K has a history of drumming (isn’t the drummer in the band always the cutest 😉 ), so I was not dragging him to your typical girly aerobic class.
Let me tell you, Pound is an exhilarating class and more so perfectly it can be simply modified for any fitness level. Also, both men and women may participate. My future in-laws actually taught the class! The family who works out together, stays together! Is that a thing?! During the class you manipulate ripsticks, otherwise known as weighted drum sticks, throughout the workout to develop a full body workout. From your fingers to your toes every muscle is implemented in order to shrink the waistline and tone both the arms and the thighs! Rumor has it, you may burn up to 900+ calories in a single 45-minute workout Pound routine. In other words, the chips and guac were totally justified that evening!
Have a perfect day,