You guys are the best! Thanks so much for your sweet texts, tweets, and comments yesterday. At least you got a yummy recipe out of it, right?
Thankfully, yesterday was a MUCH better today. Actually, it was a really good day. Take that Monday!
Something I haven’t talked a whole about here on the blog is my Total Body Conditioning (TBC) class I teach every Wednesday morning. I compare it to a bootcamp class because that’s essentially what it is – a mix of strength, cardio, and core typically done in a circuit format. I know I give Les Mills (specifically BodyPump) a lot of attention because to be totally honest, it’s my favorite! My TBC class is still super fun though. I like that it’s a freestyle class so I can have fun prepping for it with my own fitness knowledge and experience.
My TBC class is totally different than BodyPump. The major differences being: 1) it’s a freestyle class that I plan; 2) it’s not choreographed or done “on beat”; 3) it’s typically done in a circuit style format; 4) I don’t do the entire workout with my class; 5) it’s a mix of strength training and cardio.
Here’s the workout I have planned for today’s class:
Here are how-to links for the individual exercises:
While it’s totally fun, I feel like I’m in a little bit of a “rut” with it lately. I’m in need of some new moves and exercises. (Our equipment in the group fitness room is limited to barbells/plates, super small dumbbells, and resistance bands.) So, I’d love to hear your feedback!
(Please answer the below questions as a group fitness participant, not an instructor.)
Which do you prefer: choreographed classes or freestyle classes?
What kind of music is your favorite to listen to while doing high intensity workouts?
In a bootcamp/circuit style class, do you prefer the instructor walking around and giving instruction/encouragement/tips OR doing the workout with you?
What are some unique exercises you’ve done lately that I can incorporate into my class?
Thanks so much for your feedback! Let me know if you try out the above workout. It’s a doozy!
Have a wonderful day!