Employee TRX Turned Bootcamp…
First of all, I feel like I have been doing a pretty good job working out 4+ times a week and my jeans were definitely fitting nicer.
As a brilliant idea I decided to take a break from my internship project and head over to The Club for 1pm Employee TRX last Thursday (3/22/12)… I had no idea what I was in for.
I strolled into the club saying hi to the front desk, then back to marketing to say hello to Michael, Tim and Erin… Erin asked me where my shoes were (apparently Birkenstocks are not suitable footwear for TRX) then headed down to the employee locker room. (A seemingly normal occurrence of events for my day off)
As I was happily walking towards the large studio I saw the director of operations, Tim and he looked at me and nonchalantly laughed and said that I was about to get my butt kicked in class (little did he know what was about to go down).
While I waited outside of the studio for the prior class to wrap up I was happily bouncing on an oversized blue fitness ball when I saw JT (one of our personal trainers) walking towards the studio… (He is never in that class so I got excited he was taking with us!) HA!
Turns out he was the sub and Wendy was out of town… which seemed fine till he let me know it was going to be boot camp… NOT TRX like I had mentally prepared for.
Let me just say that the next 60minutes consisted of circuit training with cardio, the suspension trainer, and the rip trainer. I know we started with cardio but after that it went something like… suspension trainer, cardio, suspension trainer, cardio, suspension trainer, sprints, rip trainer, rip trainer rip trainer, LOTS of cardio then cool down. I wish I could tell you what we actually did for exercises in that class but I may have blocked it out due to the trauma of the whole thing!
I do remember that JT was both supportive and helped push my limits which made me happy because I did things I honestly did not think I was capable of doing…
But about halfway through I vaguely remember saying that we were no longer friends during cardio… but who really knows.
Anyhow, JT’s bootcamp equaled: circuit training, 15-second water breaks, not being able to breathe, and racing the director of operations during sprints across the studio (which I sadly didn’t win– because he is 5’11” and I’m… 7 inches shorter—this is what I keep telling myself haha).
Turns out I burned between 750-950 Calories in that workout! WOOHOO!
When class was over I put on my Birkenstocks and SLOOOOWLY walked to the employee parking lot (about 150 yards away) to get in my car, and drove home. I was happy to have made it home and onto my couch to work on my internship project in one piece after that brutal class.
So, thank you JT for the bootcamp, and Tim… I will win during sprints next time so you better watch out.