So, I have this weird thing where I really want to take all of our Daily Burn trainers’ classes IRL.
This weird obsession landed me in a pole class a few weeks ago to see Becca… (NYC Equinox members — take her Barre Burn class!)
I’ve actually only been to Fhitting Room once. The location near me opened while I was training for the Brooklyn Half last year, and then I was injured/marathon training. I tried it back in December with Ashley, who goes pretty often.
I’ll be honest — I was scared of this studio. Why? I’m not sure. I handled a few months of CrossFit, I should be able to handle anything, right?
For its being high intensity, the 50-minute class goes by super quickly. The general format:
- Warm-Up: includes some stretching and light cardio. I’m not sure how long it was, but it felt about 5 minutes-ish?
- Circuits (yesterday’s was 1 minute at 6 stations, repeated twice): ski erg, “face melters” << basically mountain climbers off the side of a box, TRX push-ups, kettlebell halos, mini hurdles and box split jumps.
- Strength: yesterday this was two different short circuits: one strength move + one cardio move (for 1 minnute and then for 45 seconds)
- THE CHIPPER. This is not a chipwich, people. This was a really hard ladder: 50 high knees, 40 one arm kettlebell swings, 30 snatches, 20 sit-ups, 10 burpees…and back up. We were timed for 8 minutes, and sure as hell did not finish.
- COOL DOWN YASSS.
The class is usually taught by two instructors, but Dara’s co-instructor got stuck in traffic yesterday, so it was just her. I think she might have cloned herself during the workout because it still felt like she was really attentive to everyone and was back at my station every time I looked up.
Our 365 users at work are more on the beginner side, so I was interested to see how Dara taught to people who mostly weren’t beginners, but it was just the same high-energy Dara.
And I walked out endorphin wasted!
What was the last workout that got you endorphin wasted?