Since today is the last day of the LA ClassPass Challenge, thought I would share my thoughts about it and what the past 5 weeks have taught me. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I workout daily so when I first heard of the challenge, I thought no-biggie- I can totally crush this! For those who don't know, the challenge was to complete at least five classes of different types: Cycling/Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training and then a wildcard (choose your own adventure) class. You can find all the info here. Being the overachiever that I am, I completed the strength training (Sweat City, HITT Circuit Training Venice, Aerial Warehouse, Training Mate, and Basecamp SaMo and WeHo) and spinning classes (FlyWheel and Cycle House) right away! (I didn't realize how many strength training classes I do in a month until I had to start tracking them for the challenge)... The next class for the challenge was the one that impacted me the most. ClassPass reached out to me and asked me to takeover their Instagram stories for they day to show what a day in the life of someone completing the challenge is like. I was seriously so excited for this because it was such a great opportunity not only to reach out to others, but it was a chance to share and talk about my love of ClassPass and help give advice to others... What I didn't think about was the fact that I would have to record myself talking about it. Selfies I can do all day, but the second I have to record myself I get nervous and overthink and overanalyze everything! But in the spirit of the ClassPass Challenge, I sucked it up and stepped out of my comfort zone and did it! I chose to make my Wildcard Class be Boxing at BoxUnion (It was also my 250th ClassPass class!). I used the instagram takeover as a way to show their followers what it's like to take a boxing class, the essentials, and then talked about why no one should be scared or worried to go try a new class because I do classes all the time by myself, always have fun and still end up a hot sweaty mess... I also included a little car dance session because lets be honest, I'm a dork like that haha. I am so glad I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do the takeover because it gave me the confidence that if I can do, I can do a lot more than I think I can... So with that mindset, decided to cross of another class type for the challenge and take a pilates class at a new studio (Studio MDR)! I have never done Lagree method Pilates before but holy shiz, it was a major booty kicking! I was literally dripping sweat within 5 minutes (4 days later and my abs are still hurting haha). I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to do it because I seriously loved it! Not my usual type of class I would do but it is now definitely going to be a part of my routine! The last class I needed to take was Yoga so hit up Playlist Yoga for an early morning class. Again, this was a new thing for me because even though I have been to Playlist before, it was the first time I took a Yoga class in the morning (I usually do cardio or strength training in the morning and save yoga for the evening as a way to wind down). Turns out switching my routine up with the morning yoga class meant that I was more zen and calm throughout the day- something I have never experienced since I am usually a hot sweaty mess in the morning after a workout and stressed about getting to work. I will def be adding morning yoga into my routine now too!
Overall I did 5 strength training classes, 2 spinning, 1 pilates, 1 yoga and 1 wildcard (Boxing)!
Thanks ClassPass for having such a great and motivating challenge! Cant wait for the next one!
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