via – Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT blogger
I used to be the kind of person who’d always, always hide in the last row, the farthest back or to the side, in a workout or group-X class. There were a lot of reasons for that, from the legitimate (e.g. I’d often forget the choreography, and not only do it wrong, but also mislead others) to the ridiculous (e.g. OMG they can see my jiggly butt! horrors!).
But a year and a half into AbsoluteFIT, I realized something recently: I don’t care about any of that anymore — and it’s so amazingly liberating!
First of all, AbsoluteFIT isn’t like that — there’s no “choreography” per se; it’s not a dance class. You’re focusing on one thing at a time.
Secondly, and more importantly: Doing these workouts builds your confidence right along with your strength, endurance, balance, and agility.
I’ll step right up to the front row, I’ll demonstrate a move if a trainer asks me to, I don’t give the most fleeting thought for what my rear end looks like to a spectator — I’m working out, not walking through the junior high cafeteria, clutching my Dooney & Bourke purse and trying not to trip in front of the cool table — and AbsoluteFIT is a big part of the reason why.
Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.