On Thursday, I tried two new classes at GoodLife – CXWORX and Body Combat. I reviewed Body Combat yesterday. Here’s my review of CXWORX:
CXWORX is a new 30-minute group fitness class that focuses on core strength and conditioning. A lot of Pump instructors have been raving about this class and how challenging it is, so my expectations were high going into it. I have to say, I was a little disappointed. There is one track with some killer planks and hovers, but I didn’t find the rest of the workout particularly challenging.
I’m also not a fan of the resistance bands we used for several exercises. I couldn’t get a good feel for them and kept having to re-adjust, which interfered with my workout (which I fully acknowledge was the result of my own lack of coordination and not necessarily the class itself ). I prefer free weights but I also know it’s good to mix things up a bit and strength train in different ways.
On the plus side, CXWORX is a very speedy workout (30 minutes including warm up and stretching) so if you’re ever in a rush, it’s a good option. It also provides a full body workout, with squats, lunges and reverse flyes on top of all the core and abdominal work.
So there you have it – my week off is almost over and I’ve done just over half of the things on my vacation bucket list.
The Week in Review:
|Sunday||5 km run|
|Thursday||CXWORX + Body Combat|
As for diet, I got back to my usual eating routine on Tuesday and have been eating healthy since then. And just as I was getting back into the swing of things, I’ll be having a four course meal and drinks tonight for New Year’s Eve, followed by a big pasta lunch at my Nonno’s on New Year’s Day. Gotta love the holidays!
Since my gym is closed tomorrow and the weather is looking too nasty for a run, I signed up for a hot yoga class at Some Like it Hot (another item on my vacation bucket list). I figured sweating away a pound or two would be a good way to kick off 2012!