30-Day Challenge: Enerji Barre

THAW Challenge: Enerji Barre

The THAW challenge for the month of March took place at Enerji Barre. They are a local Tustin studio that offers HIIT, Sculpt, Barre, and even knockout (kick boxing) classes. For the challenge the Doctors tried to attend at least three classes a week over the course of 30 days.

Enerji Barre: I love this studio! The staff was extremely welcoming, and the atmosphere was one where everyone knew your name. I love the community vibe every time you walk into a class. The place is clean and the color scheme was relaxing. They have a modern app that you can download on your smart phone that makes signing-up/or canceling classes as easy as clicking a button.

Week 1: These classes were a lot more intense then I had anticipated! I made the rookie mistake of doing my very first class with 2 lb weights. My arms were SO tired! I was sore almost the entire week. But the classes were extremely fun & engaging.

Week 2: I soon noticed how un-flexible I am. The classes are a full body workout, but they also seem to focus on your glutes, core, obliques, and legs. These muscles are often weak due to disuse (especially in modern times). I liked taking three classes a week and by the 3rd class this week I felt energized after the workout instead of just tired.

Week 3: By the end of this week I felt a lot better with some of the regular moves we go through. My hips also started to feel like they loosened up a little. That really made me happy!

Week 4: I was really able to feel good and less sore after the workouts this week. I liked going to the early morning classes because I am NOT a morning person, and they forced me to get up and get the day started.

What I Learned: I really fell in love with this studio & will continue to take classes here! I would suggest at least a 3-month dedication to regular classes in order to make it a habit and get proficient at some of the moves. The workout will show the weaknesses in your body. I would highly suggest anyone exercising in a different manner (running, weightlifting) to try these classes to see where you may be neglecting certain muscles.

What a great challenge! Thanks Enerji Barre!

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Keep Hustling!

Keep Exercising

It is around this time of the year that people stop going to the gym, or stop trying to accomplish the resolutions they made for the New Year. There is approximately an 80% drop off rate by the second week of February at gyms. So if you feel like giving up, or like it’s just not going to happen this year, think again! Now is a good time to reevaluate your situation and modify your goals. Take a break, try something new, and get motivated again!

More gyms are doing their best to serve the individual. Besides just regular gyms there are sports gyms (if you like racquetball, tennis, or boxing) and hybrid gyms that offer barre, yoga, and pilates. If you are not getting the kind of vibe you want at your current gym, maybe it’s time to try somewhere new.

If you’re lucky enough to live in southern California (like me!) then maybe you should take your exercise outside. It’s sunny every day here. Go for a beach run or hike your local state parks. If you still need the camaraderie of a gym, but don’t have the money, look for local meet-up groups to join. Usually they are free and you can meet like-minded individuals who share your interests.

Remember that exercise is a vital part of life that keeps you healthy (body & mind). Along with a good diet and healthy lifestyle, exercise will lead to the results you want to accomplish. Just keep at it, and be the change you want to see!

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Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

 

REF:

https://www.quora.com/What-percentage-of-new-gym-members-in-January-stop-coming-after-February

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