First thing’s first: the winner of my Fit Body Bakery giveaway is Danielle Priser. Congrats, Danielle! I’ve emailed you for your contact info.
Let’s dive into the topic of the day: recent workouts!
You might know this by now, but I have total exercise ADHD. One month I do a ton of barre, hiking, and cycling, then the next month I’m all about boxing, Pilates and tennis. Sitting on the elliptical with a magazine every day is a horribly boring idea to me. I just love switching my workouts up and keeping things interesting!
So what have my workouts been like lately? I’ve been doing a lot of yoga, HIIT sessions, and at-home kickboxing, with a few Pilates classes and hikes mixed in (really only because the last few months were too hot for hiking inland in SoCal). The other thing I’ve been doing a lot is taking classes at The Fit Mill in Carlsbad.
I briefly mentioned this studio the very first time I took a freebie class there a couple of months ago. Well, I liked it so much, I decided to buy a package and frequent it more in September and October… and I loved it!
If I were to open a fitness studio, it would embody many of the things that The Fit Mill does: The instructors are spunky and personable. The workouts are dynamic, challenging and always evolving. The classes incorporate a nice balance of cardio and strength, and the moves change often.
With each class, you workout at each of their six circuit stations: biking, TRX, rowing, the gravity machine, the wall station where you usually work on your core in some way, and what they call “Toys” – which includes exercises with a step, and sometimes incorporates bars, weights and/or medicine balls, among other things. Each circuit includes 3 rounds of 4 exercises. The focus on fast timed intervals makes the classes always whiz by for me. You go, go, go and then before you know it, you’re done!