Good morning! As you may remember, I’ve partnered up with Meaghan from The Fit Crasher to help review fitness classes in the DC area. Once a month, I’ll be posting over there with a review of my latest sweaty escapades, and today my second post is up! I really love this opportunity to write for one of my favorite local blogs, and I hope you’ll follow me over there to read my review!
Here’s a sneak peak of today’s post:
Crash Course: Body by Ginny is a year-round group outdoor bootcamp held at various schools and parks throughout Northern Virginia. Offering mostly morning classes, these fun and functional workouts will start your day off with lots of sweat, burning muscles, and a big smile!
perks: small class size, hands-on trainer, lots of morning classes available
sweat score: 7.5 out of 10
cost: First class free / $18 per class / $125 monthly unlimited membership
Hey Fit Crashers! This is Chelsea coming at you again with my second fit crash – this time at the outdoor Arlington bootcamp, Body by Ginny!
These Body by Ginny classes (let’s call them BbG from here on out, mmmkay?) meet Monday – Saturday at local parks and schools in Arlington and McLean with classes from 5:45 am – 5:45 pm. Every location has a covered area in case it rains or snows.
I’m a morning workout junkie by nature, so I’m all over any fitness class offered at times before 6:15 am. If I can squeeze in my entire workout before 7:00 am, then my whole day is off to a better start.
That said, it can be difficult to find studios with classes that early in the morning (um…and even more difficult to photograph them. Sorry about that). Sometimes even if there is a morning class listed on the schedule, it will be too early or too late, and then I just wind up sleeping in instead. Fail.
This was one of the first things that attracted me to the BbG bootcamp – there are morning classes available from 5:35 – 10:00 am, allowing for plenty of flexibility in your schedule (note: there’s also one evening class at 5:45 – 6:45 pm, but the majority of classes are in the morning).
Every morning the bootcamps are taught in varying locations in Northern Virginia, and for this class I decided to join the founder Ginny for a 5:45 am class at Williamsburg Middle School in North Arlington.
I got there a few minutes late (I got confused about the parking – there are two lots and you have to park at the upper one near the school’s entrance) and by the time I arrived the class was already hard at work.
I received a warm welcome from Ginny and the class, and then I claimed a spot, rolled out my mat, and jumped into the workout! We started off with some strength moves including planks, mountain climbers, squats and upright rows.
I loved that Ginny did the workout right along with us – nothing irritates me more than a trainer who doesn’t practice what she preaches!
After our series of strength moves, Ginny divided us into teams and gave everyone a number one through five. Then she showed us our “workout of the day” of sorts, which involved completing five different exercises two times.
Thanks so much Meaghan, for this awesome partnership! I can’t wait to see where I wind up sweating for next month’s review!
Question of the day: Are you a morning or evening workout person?