Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Training for Tuesday - Double Up

After our six-hour Google Hangout, Google Hangout, Google Hangout, gosh-this-is-annoying-let's-just-switch-to-FaceTime date, I couldn't dare let Alyssa down by skipping Training for Tuesday. I know I may have sabotaged her week by keeping her up until 3am Saturday night, or by sending her a box of Twinkies from Amazon because... well, because wine. I just won't let her down by not linking up for this special day. 

If you need a reminder, Training for Tuesday is a very friendly fitness link-up hosted by two ladies who do fitness their own way. They try new things, they push their boundaries, they explore their limits and they try to understand more about themselves through the magnificent things their bodies allow them to do. They even try to understand some of the physical feats their bodies don't allow them to do... yet.

This month I'm back to talk more ClassPass. I know that I'm leading you in with something that sounds redundant, but I promise that it's not. Portland now has 120 studios with new locations added each week. My playground keeps getting larger and my eyes keep getting wider. When I started the studio count was in the 70's, but now there's truly hundreds of classes I can take each day.

Just pictured below are four awesome unique studios that give me experiences each week that range from fun in the aerial silks, vibey flows with super-chill playful yogis, a way to embrace my inner drum-goddess while squatting for an hour and then a place where I can escape into my "physical therapy" appointment with a foam roll and some other props that make my muscles melt.

I've always heard that the way to stay engaged with your training routine is to keep your body guessing. That's exactly what I get to do with ClassPass. I've taken 56 classes so far and haven't found a single workout that has become "boring" to me or that hasn't challenged me physically, mentally or emotionally. Even the Yin and Restorative Yoga classes, the type that invite you to stay in a stretching and meditative pose for a few minutes, cause me to find ways to quiet my mind and to get in touch with my soul.

This week I'm in it to win it.

My goal is to take two classes per day - Daily Doubles - for the entire week just to show you how much wonderful variety there is between the hard stuff, the fun stuff and the easy relaxing stuff. There's even 'gym time' if I want to get a little crazy with some free weights and avoid the class scene. Daily-Doubles will be an easy way to get me closer to the 100-club with only 44 classes to go!

If you're in the Portland area and you have ClassPass, please let's work out together! If you're in the Portland area and you don't have ClassPass, please ask me about it! If you live in any of these cities, go check your city's scene and tell me what class(es) sound awesome to you. 

Go check out Alyssa and Tracy to see what awesome fit chicks are talking about today. 



P!nky said...

Class Pass sounds so amazing, I'm glad that you are getting your money's worth!

Anonymous said...

First of all, aw. You speak so kindly of us—I'm sure I don't deserve it! And also, no worries about keeping me up late. It was all worth it and all good :)
Every time you talk about Class Pass it makes me want to move to a city that has it. It sounds so awesome! I love that you're able to constantly keep your body guessing and try out these awesome techniques (SILKS! I want to try so bad!). Good luck getting to 100!

Helene in Between said...

you are kicking butt my friend! i love class pass!

Julia said...

I SO want to try this but we don't have it in Jacksonville! Soon I hope! I'm excited to see what classes you take this week!

Shelly said...

I had to lol at classpass categorizing Denver as being in the Midwest. nevertheless the concept of class pass is intriguing! I love trying new things/have a hard time committing to one thing so this is perfect for me

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

Double days?!? Gosh girl I can barely find time to do once a day! You crazy.

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

you sure are kicking butt. I need to get back in to doing fitness classes.


Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

I can almost guarantee that the last city they come to will be mine.. lol. if they do, i'll sign up!

MacKensie said...

Well I feel like a lazy ass now. ;)

Nadine Lynn said...

I love that you are getting to try so many different types of classes!! If I lived in a more populated area that offered this type of thing I would so be doing it! Have fun exploring :)

Tracy said...

You girls are a hoot. I have already requested an invite to the next hangout ;)
And yeah, what Alyssa said. I'm not sure who you were talking about in those intro paragraphs. You are far too kind!
56 classes! I think ClassPass is such a genius concept and I love reading about how you take full advantage of it (and seeing your instagrams!)
Good luck with the Daily Doubles! I can't wait to see what new adventures you get into!

Kay R. said...

I need to get in on that FaceTime/google hangout date with you gals next time! hehe .. Anyhoos Im sure you're going to rock those classes. I still think Class Pass sounds like the coolest thing ever!