Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ClassPass Two-a-Days

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. 

Tuesday

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!

Wednesday

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. 

Thursday

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. 

Friday

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. 

14 comments

Julia said...

This sounds like an awesome week! I would love to try a barre class sometime, I've heard they are an amazing workout!

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

go you. I don't think I cloud workout twice in one day for a whole week

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alyssa said...

I looooove all this! I'm so glad you're finding awesome ways to sweat left and right. Nothing better sometimes! Although I'm still super jealous of your silks action. Gimme!

Helene in Between said...

you are amazing. two a days??? wow!

Nadine Lynn said...

Look at all these fun classes you are getting in to!!! Getting in one work out is pretty easy for me, I wake up and get it done. Getting in two? That would be so hard. All the kudus to you for doing it!!!

The Rachael Way said...

I LOVEEEE barre!! It's my new favorite thing :) And Class Pass sounds AMAZING!!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

you go with your daily doubles. love those! classpass needs to be in my city. now i will search for something similar to this!!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

....did you get my last comment? seems that blogger ate it??

Tracy said...

Dang girl, you killed it! So awesome that you have all of these greats classes at your disposal. The meditation ones sound the best to me ;)

Kay R. said...

Love that there is such a mix of classes. Thats really great. You are rocking this ish!

Sparkle Paige said...

.... still waiting on that MCM scoop ;) hahahaha Love your blog!

stephanie a. orefice said...

woah woah woah. pure barre is harder than firebarre? i attempted the firebarre class and couldn't make it, but i was able to survive my first pure barre class (not in portland but at the vancouver studio)… i thought firebarre was supposed to be harder or something!!

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

This is SO INCREDIBLY exciting! So Aaron moved up here to POrtland, and then after I found a job I moved too. And to move somewhere completely new with someone you're trying to start a life with is something I think every couple should experience. You have to learn to rely on him entirely (ex: car breaks down - can't call mom to come pick you up anymore!). It challenges you as a couple, but it also brings you so close together since you're essentially making a life for yourselves.

AND YOU GET TO BE IN TENNESSEE! My little wanna-be-cowgirl heart is thumping.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

This is amazing! I love the freedom of going to several different types of classes instead of sticking to just one. And LOVE Barre! :-D