Happy Monday! I just got back from another fun weekend in the Hamptons.Â
Although I love my BFFs that I went out there with dearly, I am SO happy to have a little me time tonight other than my mom dropping Bailey off. Outgoing introvert and all that.
Back when I started this blog (seven years ago WHAT?!), I had someÂ friends that worked out, but it was still mostly my friends I met through fitness that liked to work out. I love that seven years later, itâ€™s not weird at all for me to ask friends to work out with me while weâ€™re away, so I brought my buddy Meg with me. (By the way, when you show up with the tie to your bikini topÂ weirdly missing, a true friend pulls the shoelace out of her sneaker and gives it to you to hold your suit up.)
Iâ€™ve really been trying to make an effort to be more active while Iâ€™m out in the Hamptons (you know, to balance my beach sloth life), and I love that a lot of NYC studios have offshoots or host special events out east.
Lululemon rented out a gorgeous house in East Hampton, and I was invited to a poolside workout there with Mile High Run ClubÂ coach Zack Schares. The class â€” part of their Hub Seventeen community â€” consisted of a circuit that built on itself. Youâ€™d do one circuit, then repeat and add one more, rinse, repeat, then run half a mile, do circuits again, then run a mile.
How many ways can you do a push-up or a squat, right? Iâ€™m always impressed when instructors put new spins on classic moves or combine them in interesting ways. Two of my favorite moves from this class were the three-position burpee and the squat-to-push-up. I linked to a video for the squat push-up but letâ€™s talk about this three-position burpee.Â
Position 1: Plank
Position 2: Pike
(Then back to position 1)
Position 3: Squat stance to jump.
10/10, would burpee again.
Stop looking at me, swan!
After the workout was over, we got to chill at the house in the sun for a few hours while we waited for the rest of our friends to get to our share house. Iâ€™ve had worse Friday mornings.Â