Hello to my fabulous friends on this fine Friday! (<—Nerd alert!)
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared what my workouts are looking like around here these days. Of course there’s been lots of teaching BodyPump, but since several of you have asked, I thought it’d fun to share my fitness routine in a little more detail.
Because I’ve been teaching a few of my own classes each week as well as subbing here and there, most of my workouts are done in the group fitness room while I’m teaching.
Every week is a little bit different depending on various sub jobs, how I’m feeling, etc., but generally my weeks have been looking something like this:
Monday: Teach 5:30 AM BodyPump class
Tuesday: Teach 8:30 AM BodyPump class
Wednesday: 30-ish minutes of steady state cardio (usually the elliptical/treadmill/stairmill) + teaching boot camp (I typically walk around and instruct/encourage, but will do a few moves here and there with them)
Friday: Teach 5:30 AM BodyPump class
Saturday: Attend RPM class or REST (just depends how I’m feeling & what we have going on for the day)
As you can see, the front half of my week is a little workout heavy, so I make sure to rest plenty toward the end of the week. It’s not necessarily ideal to do BodyPump two days in a row, but I can’t be too picky with my class choices since I’m a newer instructor. (FYI: It’s best to do BodyPump on nonconsecutive days since it’s a full body strength workout and your muscles need time to recover.) I typically go a little lighter with my BodyPump weights on Tuesday morning so I don’t overdo it. My schedule will most likely be moving around a bit in the next few weeks since MOPS is starting soon, and they’re adding in some more classes at my gym, so we’ll see what happens.
I’ve been trying to attend an occasional RPM class from time to time since my boss is encouraging me to get certified in the fall, but we will see. I feel like BodyPump and my boot camp class are already taking up plenty of my time, so I’m not convinced it’s something I want to do just yet. Time will tell!
I keep saying I need to incorporate more yoga into my routine, but I never really make a conscious effort to do it. To be totally honest, I don’t love yoga (or maybe I just need to give it another shot with a different instructor/class), so it’s hard for me get motivated to do it. I know my body would appreciate it though, especially with all the BodyPump I’ve been doing.
So, there you have it – what’s been going on in my little world of fitness!
P.S. I had to share with you my excitement (if you didn’t already see it splattered all over social media)… Hunter ate mixed vegetables last night!!!! This is a BIG deal, you guys. I didn’t have to disguise or puree them or anything. My only secret was lots of butter and cheese, and he chowed right down. Duh, what was I thinking all these months?! Hallelujah!
Have an amazing weekend!
What have your workouts looked like lately?
Do your workouts vary or look similar from week to week?
Group fitness instructors: How many classes do you teach per week? Which classes?
Do you incorporate yoga into your routine? Any good online sources you’ve found?