I have been exercising with varying degrees of commitment since the mid-80’s. Unlike many of my more focused friends who train for marathons and triathlons, I train for my wardrobe, a wardrobe that is purposefully unforgiving to keep me in “competition form”.
Over the years I have found my endorphin fix through various exercise endeavors. I’ve alternately run, spun, boxed and twirled my way back to my skinny jeans. No matter what workout “kick” I am on, one thing I always crave is group fitness. What I don’t love is big gyms.
Lucky for me, the current trend of regime specific fitness studios fits right in to my “Fitness a La Carte” philosophy. This month I have created my own weekly exercise menu by cherry picking workouts that I like at various studios, all of which allow me the option of paying a per/class rate. Currently my fitness consumption includes the following:
Eastside Kickboxing and Pilates (two servings/week)
I finally found my ultimate kick _ _ _, kickboxing workout in a strip mall in Issaquah next to a sewing store. Who knew?
Barre 3 (three serving/week)
I am digging the intense but chill vibe of this workout in the most beautiful of settings.
Community Fitness (two servings of Zumba/week)
This fabulous group fitness studio has a great mix of classes taught by fantastic instructors, each with their own cult following.
The Fit Edge Bootcamp (three servings of torture/week)
Where the Mr. and I bond over pain thrice weekly.
I love that all of these businesses offer the option of a monthly or per/session rate which means that I can create a custom weekly workout menu. It’s like having my own fitness food court. Next month I plan to expand my workout menu to include new exercise flavors at:
Come join me at one of my favorite fitness haunts, or invite me to yours.