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5 New Fitness Classes to Try

As part of the Tone it Up Love Your Body Challenge, I make weekly goals for myself.  One of my goals for this week is to try a new exercise class.  I try not to get stuck in a rut of going to the same classes over and over, but I have certain classes that I definitely favor.  I remember last summer when I decided to go to my first Body Pump class.  I was completely terrified and so nervous.  I had no idea what to expect, and I was worried people were going to judge me for not knowing what I was doing, because, trust me, I had no idea what I was doing.  But, it ended up going ok and I really enjoyed it.  Now, I try to go to class whenever I can fit it into my schedule.

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Now, I still have a list of classes I have never been to that I would love to try.  I’m a member of Fitness Connection, so they have all kinds of classes included in my monthly membership, so all I have to do is show up.  It’s really humbling because the only thing that is holding me back is myself.  Thus, the goal of trying a new class.

1.  Sculpt

Sculpt is listed as a class that involved interval training with a mix of strength and cardio.  I think it could be a nice compliment to all of the running I am doing as I am training for this marathon in April.  They say that your strength training is just as important as the miles you put in.

2.  Body Flow

This class is described as a “pre-choreographed combination of yoga, tai chi and Pilates builds flexibility and strength while leaving you centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves, and poses makes this class worth the time.”  This sounds perfect.  I do love yoga and Pilates, but I’ve never been to a tai chi class before so this combo might be the perfect first step.  Plus, it’s a great way to strengthen different muscle groups while stretching and finding balance at the same time.

3.  Zumba

A lot of my friends go to zumba classes and are obsessed.  I’ve never really been one to dance, ahem, at all, but I think it could be fun.  And who knows, maybe I’ll end up not being terrible.  Maybe.

4.  Kickboxing

Kickboxing is martial arts flavor exercises in a cardio format.  One of my friends has gone before and said that if you can get past the fact that you are essentially punching and kicking at the air then it is really fun.  I’ve seen it on the schedule a few times at the gym and have never taken the initiative to just go.  Maybe this week will be a good time to try.

5.  Body Combat

I get the idea that this is similar to Kickboxing, in that it has certain martial arts elements incorporated.  I have looked to see if there are any videos or more detailed descriptions so that I know what I am getting myself into.  Any light that can be shed would be super helpful!
Do you have any classes that are your favorites or that make you feel like you’ve worked super hard?  I’d love any suggestions!

xoxo,

Tiffany

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TDF

This week’s TDF’s are so on point.  You’re going to love them!

1.  Elephant USB Drive

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I love elephants and I was totally surprised to find this at Office Depot.  I think it would be the perfect little USB for keeping fun things on, you could use it for work if you’re feeling extra adventurous.

2. Pineapple Smoking Slippers

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Asos has done it again.  These shoes are so adorable.  The only qualms I have are that they are currently sold out!

3.  Tulle Skirt

I just bought a tulle skirt in the past few months and I still haven’t taken it out of the bag.  I’m obsessed with it, but I haven’t quite decided the appropriate situation to wear it in.  I have tons of outfits posted to my board on Pinterest, but I  just don’t know where to wear it.  I can’t quite wear it to work, but it’s also to fancy for just plain weekend outings…when I figure it out, I’ll let you know.

4. Tone It Up Weekly Workout

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I love the Tone It Up girls.  They are so inspiring and send out the most uplifting emails.  Their workouts are really helpful, and most of them are something I can do in my living room, which is always helpful – especially when I don’t have time to drive all the way to the gym.  They are fun and very genuine.  You should definitely give some of their workouts a try.

5. My Fitness Pal App

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I’ve tried a gazillion times to lose weight and I always get discouraged right around the two week mark because I can’t see any immediate results.  The app, My Fitness Pal, is so helpful and really helps you keep your eye on the prize.  If weight loss, health, fitness or anything of the like is a priority for you, then this app could be the secret to your success.  Plus, it’s free!

6.  My Bachelorette Pad

I’ve really been investing a lot of time in making my apartment less of an apartment and more of a pad.  I want it to be somewhere I am proud of and  I also want it to be my personal sanctuary, a place where I feel completely comfortable.  I also want to feel posh while I’m there.  I have lots of great ideas that I never bring to fruition, so I want my apartment to be “Pinterest-Worthy,” and I’m using this board to make it happen 🙂