Monday, October 18, 2010

Timeout Pilates Fitness Studio


I wanted to let you guys in on a secret.

I hate to workout.

I pretend I do, in fact, for a very long time one
of my Facebook "Interests" was "Working Out"-when I wrote that it was true. Although, my idea of working out was 14 hours a week of dance classes, which isn't working out when you are 17 and think you are going to grow up and be a famous dancer. Anyway, it was listed as an interest for quite a while, until I said to myself, "Self! Don't be such liar. You hate going to the gym, running, jumping, biking, stair-mastering, treadmilling, and the like. Don't kid yourself or anyone else. Just because it's on Facebook does not make it true!"

It is no longer one of my Facebook interests, or real-life inter
ests.

I want to lose weight (see #1 on the list to your right), I need to lose weight, I should lose weight (if I want to live to see my grandchildren-which I am super excited to be a grandmother, so excited that I want to skip over motherdom-mothedom I can do without). But in order to do so, it must involves some sort of workout. Bleh.

So I am on a quest to find an activity that doesn't feel like working out to me, but will bring back my dancer's body (or pseudo 23 year old version).

Enter:
They have all kinds of fun classes. From yoga, and pilates, to new dance/cardio like Nia, and Behind Bars, and the newly popular BodyPump, BodyFlow, BodyJam series!!

I love this place. It is beautiful, and tranquil. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and it really is like a community. When other "members" see a new face in class they immediately want to strike up a conversation with you! They were all very welcoming during my first class yesterday; Nia. Which by the way, kicked, my, butt!! I loved every second of it! It's a mixture of Tai Chi moves, and dance/cardio, and it includes latin moves, african, modern, and even a little lyrical/jazz/hip hop! It was so much fun! And I am soooore today!

This evening I am going back for a Behind Bars class which I am way excited for. It incorporates the ballet barre-which I am accustomed to, without all of those boring ballet combinations. Here is the website's description,


I cannot wait for this! This is obviously not very much help to those of you not in the Twin Cities metro area, but I highly suggest you find a gym or studio in your are that offers Nia Classes, if you like that kind of thing of course. And even if you don't think you do! There is a small amount of visualization, lots of dance, and tons of just being silly! At some point, you may even forget you are sweating like a pig!!

(FYI: There will be quite a few class reviews for Timeout Studio over the next week. I am currently participating in a 12-day Free trial, and will be working out all twelve days, lord help me.)


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