Body Pump

As someone who is a regular at the gym and does not have a personal trainer, I find that my workouts consist of mostly cardio. I take a lot of classes, but I don't always stay consistent with them and they are usually cardio based. So being someone who has been trying to loose weight and be healthy, I sometimes find myself stuck.

When I'm on the elliptical, I always glance over at the big burly men lifting weights and I feel intimidated. I don't know how to operate any of that equipment! I needed an introduction course without it breaking my bank account. I was looking at the free classes my gym offered (because I don't take as much advantage of this as I should) and I saw a body pump class. I had been told by others that they thoroughly enjoyed this class because it was 45 minutes of weights with an instructor and it was a full body workout.

When I arrived to my first class I was slightly confused, I had to put together my own station and get my own weights...I had no clue what I was doing. After 5 minuted of fumbling around I managed to figure out what equipment and weights I needed. I told the instructor when she arrived that I was new, that I had never really done weights and that I was pretty much clueless. She reassured me that I would be ok, that I should stick to light weights for the moment and once I get use to the form and movements I could move onto heavier dumbells and could add more to my bar.

The class was very repetitive; each song that played was a set. We started with the bar weights and began with squats, worked on to biceps, then went onto abs and core work.

Its been two days since I’ve take the class and I can still feel it. I am truly excited about this because I believe it will accelerate my weight loss and push me further. This class is offered in most gyms like LA Fitness & Fitness First.

Keep lifting,

Shaleena & Roshni

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