Core Fusion Bootcamp: another winning Exhale - curated class with an extreme focus on planking. If I did Bootcamp/Sport/Cardio for a couple weeks straight, that midsection would be looking pret-ty sweet.
- A small girl who did most of the class with us.
- She really kept the hawk-eye on us, for both form and laziness.
- She called me out multiple times after a grueling set of pushups asking if I
could "just do these last 5 with straight legs". I always start with straight legs,
but there are an ABSURD number of pushups in this class. that getting
through a whole one with straight arms would be a good "insane goal" for that Underarmour contest.
- She's not like a high energy oh my god this is so fun guys kind of teacher -
she's measured, organized and thorough.
- When she wasn't doing the exercises, she paced the room. When she walked
by me she would get oddly close to me - like the way mother animals in nature
zoom dangerously in front of your face to warn you when you get too close to
their babies. Oddly, I also liked this.
On Core Fusion Bootcamp
- I've taken this before in Boston, and it is hard. Like, really hard.
- Expect a ton of those killer plyometrics that you never enjoy but are clearly
excellent for you.
- I have never been in a class that involved so many variations of plank. Plank
hold, plank run, plank on the ball, burpees, chaturanga, pushups, plank lifting
one leg, the list goes on. At least a quarter of this class is literally in plank.
- --> Which is awesome, because walking out I already felt a SAME-DAY sting in
those side abs. Same-day sting is pretty rare.
Starting at 45 minutes in, she started telling us over and over that we were almost done. Normally I would be annoyed by this, but in the case of this class it kind of worked because there are so many different movements that she was truthful in telling us that "these are your last pushups! These are your last squats!"
So, it worked.
- I pretty much completely collapsed into this. The sivasana was amazing
because the class had been so hard, and she completely turned the sound off
so we could hear one another panting to cool down. I was rocked.
- One thing I would have loved - if she had adjusted us into deeper stretches in
the cool down. I would have killed for her to deepen my twist.
- I loved the cooldown song - "Caught Along Wind" by Feist.
All in all:
A difficult class with a cool, confident teacher.