Daily Doubles with ClassPass last week, how'd that go?
Taking two classes per day might sound impossible. It's certainly not "easy" but it's a break in my workday commute, it's an escape from a long day, it's a morning pick-me-up or it's a moment to decompress my head and heart. It's also a chance to get inverted in the aerial silks.
Last week I set out for a goal of daily doubles and here's some of the fun I got into.
I found myself front-loading the week with tough muscle things that made me sweat and squat and work. These hard work classes always give me that happy sweat, but the movements are always so new in the barre and drum classes that my muscles are yelling at me to stretch them out as soon as I work them out.
Thankfully with ClassPass in Portland there are just as many - and maybe more - ways to get that deep sleepytime stretch or enjoy the playfulness in an aerial hammock. There's a hundred opportunities per day to get on my yoga mat and many others to grab a foam roll or a tennis ball for some tasty myofascial release. Literally, one hundred chances. There's actually close to 1,000 classes available on any given day through just 122 studios available to me in the Portland area.
PDX Results Fitness - TRX (5-6pm)
:: A fun and sweaty workout with a friendly crew of ladies who knew their way around the TRX straps and kettlebells.
PulsePDX - Pound! (7-7:45pm)
:: My beloved drum class that I've taken three times every month. This was the 2nd time I made it on stage!
Pure Barre Portland - Pure Barre (4-5pm)
:: Pure Barre, you are the toughest barre workout in Portland. With Firebarre at Firebrand in a very close second.
Hush Meditation - Love (5:30-6:15pm)
:: Meditation after a humbling barre class is the cherry on top. This was real life meditation. The class was small and intimate. We were all joined together in a room, but took separate loving journeys that eased our souls for the remainder of the evening.
YAS Fitness Center - YAS Spin (6:15-7am)
:: I go in and out of mornings being my "thing". I made this reservation two days prior so I was not going to wuss out of the 6:15am time. I packed a work bag like a big girl and conquered the morning studio sweat.
Pil-oga-robic - Air Yogalates (7:30-8:30pm)
:: Earliest morning and latest night, but all was worth it because Dayna was a ball of energy who gave us all the confidence and grace to get upside down and have some fun in the hammocks. This class is taught at two different studios in the Portland area (by the same instructor) which means I'll be back.
Yoga Bhoga - Restorative (3:30-5pm)
:: One of my new favorite all time things. This is 90 minutes of blissful upstairs sun-beaming through the windows magic. With all the props and blocks and bolsters a weary yogi could need, always ending with legs up the wall as my chosen shavasana.
Pil-oga-robic - Stretching & Roller (5:30-6pm)
:: Immediately after restorative put me to sleep I found a nearby favorite studio with a foam roll and stretch class that had me in, out and flexy even before the Friday evening traffic subsided.
After all of this weekday fun, there were way more plans for weekend classes. I mean way more. Like gym time, more yoga, more stretching, more barre, maybe some hot yoga but more likely maybe not. Then you all know that my weekend was instead spent with my amazing family and getting acquainted with my new baby girl.