If you’ve been around me or working out with me for the past 3 months, you have probably heard me talk about Essentrics (or beg you to come with me). Hands down, this is one of my favorite workout classes I have tried in a long time. So Essentrics is kind of yoga, T’ai Chi, Barre and Pilates all in one. The idea behind the class is to lengthen your muscles (so lots of stretching/reaching) while you strengthen them. We do a lot of weight-free arm toning (which I would say is much harder than you would think) and leg lifts, as well as some full body moves. I am so obsessed with this class. Not only do I feel like I get a great workout, but the stretching at the end of class is so deep that half the time I feel like I’m leaving with a completely new body. It’s a great class for me in the middle of the week to get rid of the soreness from working out the other days.
If you’re in the Denver Metro area, I take the class at Central Park Rec Center in Stapleton. The instructor is amazing and super nice! I actually went to the first class she taught at that rec center in August and have been able to watch the class grow from about 6 people to a packed room! I highly recommend trying out an Essentrics class if you see one near you!
And finally, some gym motivation that was written on the whiteboard after I left Essentrics this week. Have a great weekend!