Exploring New Studios: IMPACT Fast

Exploring New Studios: Impact Fitness

A hidden gem in Sudbury – this studio is state of the art in functional and athletic training. I was able to attend two of their different classes in the past couple weeks; Cardio Sport and TRX Strength. Both classes were totally different but amazing workouts.

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So, let’s start with Cardio Sport. This class is a “boot camp- like” style combining high cardio activities with strength training in two different 4 station circuits. Each class is different by changing the activities done in each circuit – in the class I attended we did everything from small sprints, rowing, pull ups, and box jumping. A lot of these exercises were new to me and I loved it. This class pushes you outside of your comfort zone but in a good way. The instructor is very well trained and extremely helpful with correcting form and technique while motivating the class in a positive yet discipline manner. The class was nonstop for 60 minutes – leaving me exhausted, out of breath at points, and drenched in sweat. It flew by and was lots of fun and a great workout. I am excited to get back to this class to see how it changes and how far I can learn to push myself in these new activities.

Okay next I tried the TRX Strength class taught by Kevin Duffy; this was a similar but somewhat different atmosphere. This class is a quick 45 minutes and is more focused on full body strengthening using body weight, weights, and TRX suspensions. Since the class is only 45 minutes it is faced paced with no breaks. The class began with some resistance band exercises to warm up then we quickly went through two different circuits with 5 stations in each. The first circuit was a set pace and the second was on your own; meaning, once you finished the rep amount you moved onto the next station as many times as possible in the allotted time for this circuit. Lastly, we ended with some core work on the floor and then quickly did a small round of sprints. This class was challenging but flew by and is the perfect workout to wake you up in the morning!

All in all, I am very impressed with this studio in Sudbury – if you live in the area, I highly suggest you check it out! It has an in house smoothie bar and a wide variety of membership plans as well as personal and small group training sessions.

Exploring New Studios: Boston Gets #CYCd

This past week I finally made it to the brand new Cyc Fitness Spin Studio in the Back Bay. This spinning brand began a couple years ago and is now starting to expand. Cyc Fitness is unique because it is a full body workout. Designed by Keoni Hudoba, an Under Armour sponsored athlete and trainer it is made to maximize your workout in the 45 minutes of class.

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“Cyc offers an exhilarating, beat-based, 45 minute ride that activates the whole body, the whole time. Weights are incorporated into sectors inspired by more than 20 different sport movements such as boxing, volleyball and swimming.” -CycFitness

Let me just say you really do fall in love at first Cyc. This class is HIGH energy and so much fun. Master Trainer, Steph Dietz, taught the class with so much passion and enthusiasm. She mixed in a bit of boxing, swimming, and volleyball movements with weights throughout the class which really makes the 45 minutes fly by. Steph has a way of pushing you mentally and physically and when you reach the finish line you truly feel accomplished.
(and wanting to come back for more..)

Not only was I able to take a Cyc class that night but I also got a 30 minute preview of Kick It By Eliza’s signature workout!  The whole night was a BLAST. I am totally hooked with the high intensity and upbeat vibes of CycFitness and can’t wait to come back. As for Eliza, I can’t say enough great things about this girl and her passion around what she does. I am taking a full Kick It class next week and will do a blog recap; stay tuned!

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If you are in the area definitely check out Cyc Fitness sooner rather than later or look for some of their other locations: Cyc Fitness Boston

 

SWEAT FOR SWAG #streetsweat

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I am super excited to announce that I have teamed up with The Street to host and promote their #StreetSweat series that happens every summer on the beautiful green in front of Lululemon. #StreetSweat happens every week through September so check out their full calendar for a list of all their awesome FREE fitness events.

This Saturday, June 27th, come out to the green at Shop the Street for an hour of FreeStyle Fitness with trainers Ron and Sabrina w/ MOVE. It will be an hour of various styles of training to get you moving in ways you haven’t moved before. The class is a high octane boost; utilizing circuits and accessories such as ropes, medicine balls, and lots more to rev up your metabolism and ignite fat burning.

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To make this event even better….

Everyone who attends and signs in upon arrival will be entered to win a great giveaway thanks to many of the Shop the Street partners, check out the swag you’ll recieve below:

Sweat for Swag:

Enter to win Lunch for 4 at The Cottage, featuring their new SummerFit Lunch Menu every Wednesday + Saturday

Plus, 2 complimentary blow drys from Be Styled and one Sweet Skin Facial courtesy of skoah!

Winner will be selected following Saturdays complimentary fitness class with MOVE fitness.

 

For more information on #StreetSweat series and all the other awesome Summer Events over at The Street check out their calendar: http://www.thestreetchestnuthill.com/eventscalendar