Six weeks ago when I got approval from my doctor to start reincorporating low impact exercises into my fitness routine after having surgery on my foot, I decided to sign back up for ClassPass (you can read my full explanation of ClassPass here). ClassPass allows you try as many different fitness classes as you want for one monthly fee, and since I didn’t want to get bored doing the same low impact exercises over and over, I knew ClassPass was just what I needed. With ClassPass, I was able to take as many yoga, barre, pilates and spin classes as I wanted, and I thought the variety would keep me from missing running and bootcamps too much. (Spoiler alert: it did.)
My plan was to stick with ClassPass for the six weeks that I wasn’t allowed to do anything high impact, and then cancel my subscription once I could get back to running. I’m a frugal person by nature, and since running outside and doing bootcamp workouts in my apartment are both free, paying almost $100 a month for fitness didn’t seem realistic to me for the long-term.
Throughout the six weeks I took tons of classes all over DC and Arlington, and I loved every second.
Now those six weeks are over and I’m finally able to run and jump again, but suddenly breaking off my subscription with ClassPass seems a whole lot harder than it once did. After thinking about it for oh, I don’t know, five seconds, I decided that ClassPass is worth the expense to me, and I will be continuing my membership.
While I’m still planning to run (for free) outside, I’d like to supplement my runs with a bunch of different ClassPass classes to keep my body guessing and my metabolism up. This week was my first attempt at doing this, and here’s what it looked like:
FYI – you can read about my dry-erase workout calendar here.
As I already mentioned, Monday’s workout was a 6:00 am class at Barre3 in Georgetown. It was a great class, and I loved how it made my whole body burn from a tough strength workout. While this class didn’t make me break a sweat, my muscles were shaking and quaking the whole time.
In general I’ve been feeling more toned lately, and I think all these barre classes have definitely made a difference!
This time I’m happy to report that I got into two poses that I’ve been working on for a while – the one-legged king pigeon pose and the supported headstand.
Of course I needed Mark’s help to get into both of these poses, but it’s definitely progress! 🙂
Wednesday was the first day I was cleared for high impact exercises, so of course I had to go for a run!
As I mentioned the other day, I wound up covering two slow miles during two runs. No matter how fast or far I ran, it felt so good to get back out there!
Rest day! I walked a lot on Thursday (13,999 steps – lol I couldn’t do just one more?? – according to my FitBit) but didn’t wind up doing any other exercise. I know it’s important to let your body rest and recover!
Today I decided to really take advantage of my new ability to do high impact workouts, so I signed up for a class at CrossFit Key Bridge. (This was also on ClassPass.)
The class was awesome, and I’m planning to write all about it in my next Fit Crasher review next week! For now I will tell you that my WOD (workout of the day) was four rounds of 15 ring rows, 10 dumbbell snatches, and one 400 meter sprint. I finished in 19:55, which I think it pretty good considering the ring rows were really hard for me, espeically by the fourth round.
It was a lot of fun, and I will definitely be back!
Planned rest day.
Planned rest day.
While I know ClassPass is way more than I used to spend on fitness, I’ve been loving it so much lately that I just can’t imagine giving it up. It’s so much fun!
If you’re interested in signing up for ClassPass, you can do so here.
Question of the day: What’s the most you’re willing to pay for fitness?