Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Fi(r)st Pump Class

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Do you see the new logo? What do you think about it? 
Personally, I love it :)

Hope you had a great Easter!
Mine was filled with family, food, and egg-hiding fun.

But, I did more than egg hunt this weekend, I tried a new workout!

I took my first "Pump" class at the gym.  "Body Pump" is a trademarked Les Mills group fitness class, but my gym does a generic copycat version.  It was just the kind of workout I've been wanting to try.  Like a lot of girls, strength training intimidates me, and I feel uncomfortable in the free weight section of my gym.  I took this class because I wanted to learn some basic strength training moves.

I loved the class so much, I can't wait to go again this weekend.  The class is done with a weight bar, and adjustable weights.  I took 2.5 lb weights and 5 lb weights, so my bar never held more than 15lbs for any exercise.  Since It was my first class, I didn't want to over do it.

We started with a warm-up that went through all the moves we would be doing throughout the class.  After the warm-up, each song focused on a different part of the body.  There was a squat song, a biceps song, and so on.  Before each song, there is a short break so you can change the amount of weights on your bar.  By the end of the class, I felt like I had worked most major muscles in my body.  I'm excited to add this class to my workout schedule.

The B.A.A 5k is this Sunday, so I've been doing some Tabata runs to try to improve my speed.  Tonight after work, I hopped on the treadmill and did one.  I love them because they only take 17-18 minutes, but they are super effective.

My goal for this 5k is to beat my previous time of 26:34.  I'd love to get a PR.


  1. I was just looking into BodyPump,sounds fun. Good luck in the PR quest!

  2. Yes, definitely a fun and challenging workout! And thank you!


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