Short Takes: AbsoluteFIT Tapas
Just had my third monthly assessment, which I’ll post about soon — but in the meantime, here are a few short items of note:
—Two new-to-me classes I’ve tried lately:
- Tennis Conditioning, 10:00 a.m. Friday: This is a new 8-week series currently underway on Court 11, led by Oceana. It’s aimed at improving strength, flexibility and endurance for sports, especially tennis, and I loved the different moves and emphasis — so much fun! I am hoping to get back into tennis soon, after a years-long hiatus (kids, life, whatnot), which made this extra relevant for me, but it’s a great workout for anyone who is active or in any kind of sport.
- 5:30 Core/Cardio with Jackie Vail: I knew I wouldn’t get a workout on Monday unless I got it early — really early, because some guys were coming to tear up my living room with power tools at 8:00. So I dragged myself out of bed well before the crack of dawn and did my first session with Jackie. It was tough — and not just because it was at 5:30 a.m.: Jackie don’t play! But tough is good, and now I know that if I have to take the early shift, it’ll be worth the effort of getting there.
—Knowing when to say when: After two upper-body-focused AbsoluteFIT workouts in two days last week, my shoulders were feeling … used. Not painful, exactly — the trainers make sure you’re doing the moves right, so injuries are much less likely — but sore enough that it seemed like a good idea to take a day off … and I really didn’t want to. But my husband reminded me that overtraining can lead to real injuries and put you out of the program altogether — so, I ran on the treadmill that day, sparing the shoulders, and felt perfectly fine the next day, ready for Marie’s Strength and Stability session. It’s all about listening to your body!