Total Body Fit – Gym to Barre
January 10, 2016
Aside from personal training, I teach classes at a fabulous studio called Xtend Barre West Palm Beach. It’s where I began my career as an instructor and it’s where my love for training really blossomed. I was teaching a ton of weekly Xtend Barre classes, a couple spin and abs classes, and had so many dedicated girls who took classes regularly. After a while, I knew some of the girls had the potential to take their fitness goals to another level and really tone their bodies by adding weight and circuit training. A few of them expressed that while they felt strong, they were starting to feel a bit stagnant and were willing to be pushed farther. I obviously LOVE barre classes (as do most of the clients who take TBF) but I am definitely a gym lover and a firm believer that weight bearing exercise is crucial for women. In order to really burn fat, it’s important to combine weights with cardio and a healthy diet. To me, giving clients the opportunity to incorporate weight and circuit training into their fitness regimens seemed like the perfect idea. So, almost two years ago, a small group training class was added to the schedule and Total Body Fit was born.
It’s a fifty minute class that begins with a 2.5 mile run from the studio down Flagler drive. Using the intracoastal wall for pushups, step ups and other exercises to really amp up the cardio. After the run, I give them a circuit: three rounds of eight-ten exercises. Fat blasting exercises that use the whole body for a total body workout. Weighted balls and bars, gliders, resistance bands are used for lunging, squatting, pressing, pushing and pulling. I also give body weight exercises and plyometrics to challenge the body using body weight only. Classes are high-energy, fun and effective to ensure a challenging workout for both men and women.
Join me Monday nights at 7:15 and Wednesday nights at 6:15. Remember to bring h2o, a towel and a positive attitude!
Make it a great week!