Saturday, January 12, 2008

I went to the rec this morning to try out some of the group fitness classes they offer. First, was a 1 hour Yoga CHI class. I guess it's supposed to be a mixture of Yoga and TAI CHI, but because I have never been to a Yoga or TAI CHI class I obviously missed the connection. This was a real challenge. I'm very inflexible, so getting into the different poses was difficult, if not impossible.

After that I tried the 1 hour Spinning class. This was a great cardio workout. I was able to keep up with the rest of the class, but it wasn't easy. I hope to be able to fit in these group fitness classes every week. They should help to keep me in shape while I'm not running, and keep me balanced when I start running again.

After the two classes I went for another 1/2 mile run on the indoor track. I had no pain in my leg. I think the yoga helped stretch out my Achilles. After the running I jumped on the elliptical for 30 minutes and 3.7 miles.


Nick said...

Good job. Great to hear your Achilles wasn't hurting. Hopefully all the cross training and rest will pay off.
Yoga is wonderful in helping me get stretched out. I don't do it long enough to get the full benefits, but every little bit helps me to be a little more flexible.

Kim said...

Spinning is probably really good to help with your endurance. And your Crossfit workouts sound kickass! Are you going to get a bunch of tattoos like Catra?

Josh said...


I looked like such a goof in the yoga class, lol. I think the teacher felt sorry for me.


The spinning class was tough! but fun, I hope I can make it back next weekend. The CrossFit has been AWESOME so far! I don't think I could pull off the tats quite like Catra.