Walking, climbing, 40-lb. overhead presses, sudden HIIT work … all part of a day at the Happiest Place on Earth.
via – Lydia M, AVAC’s infamous AbsoluteFIT blogger
I’ve said it before — right here, last year — and if I’m lucky, I’ll get to say it again: The Mouse’s House is no place for the un-fit.
Last week, thanks to the weird week-long fall break my kids’ school has, we went to Disneyland & California Adventure, and I honestly can’t imagine how people do that without AbsoluteFIT (or something like it). We walked more than seven miles every day for four days — one day, it was more than 10, due to park-hopping, an early start and a late finish — and did so. much. standing. Plus climbing stairs, descending stairs, edging up inclines, and sudden “fun” bursts of high-intensity cardio in the form of dashing after the four-year-old, who has no understanding of the word “STOP!” even when it’s hollered at him in Full Hillbilly Voice across the heads of a shuffling crowd.
All of which is to say that, once again, I’m glad for the real-life benefits of my AbsoluteFIT workouts — I can get the full experience at Disneyland, without having to stop and rest (gosh knows my kids aren’t gonna stop, so …).
And this week, it’s back to the studio — I gotta get some more upper-body work in. 🙂
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.