If you didn't read my first post on SoldierFit, catch up here!
I decided to try Soldierfit again and I am so happy that I did! It was just wonderful. I liked the teacher a lot and realized the teacher and the people in the class make all of the difference. The structure of the class was the same -- some initial stretching, a warm-up, and a five-minute run. Then they had us do a sort of boxing with air punches and side shuffles. (All of which took place indoors so I could breath this time!) And afterward we into stations. They all varied from the TRX to kettle bells.
After the first round of stations we did what they call "family time." Everyone gets into a circle in the middle of the room and does the same exercise. We did ab moves then cardio. We did some burpees, v-ups, and arm reaches to the opposite toe for 30 seconds (20 seconds each, then 10); afterward we switched it up - cardio to abs following the same time frame. It was really nice because go into your own world and do your own thing. No one really pays attention to you except the people in your group. I can honestly say that I pushed myself much harder this time. I think I was just hesitant before because it was my first time there and I didn't know what to expect. This time I feel like the stations and each exercise were also done in shorter increments. ANYONE can push for 30 seconds or a minute.
So, overall I had a better attitude and as a result, a better experience. I still don't plan to get the membership, but at least I've begun to enjoy the classes. I also got the t-shirt which makes it more official now!
Its when you say 3 and 4 minutes that its like "OK wait....I can not do box jumps for 3 minutes". So, overall I had a better attitude and as a result, a better experience. I still don't plan to get the membership, but at least I've begun to enjoy the classes.
My only suggestion to making the overall better would be to play Top 40 instead of Rock. I can't deal with rock! It gives me a headache. Katy Perry has to make everyone want to get down so why am I listening to Bush? Again, this is probably dependent on the teacher, but so far, 2 out of 2 have had poor taste in music, in my opinion!
All in all it was a good time heading back to SoldierFit. I definitely plan to attend more classes before the Groupuon runs out!
Before I go, I want to give you this sneak peak of my progress photos that I'll be sharing in full next week: