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I’ve wanted to try Body Space Fitness for at least a year? I am loyal to Uplift to a fault, but sometimes a girl gets a wandering eye and knows there’s other strength classes out there. It seems like anyone who tries Body Space Fitness is kind of obsessed with it.
Well, I finally tried it yesterday. A friend invited me to go with her, and I will never say no to working out with friends. Let me start this off by saying: I am not in the shape I used to be. (I’m learning to meet myself where I’m at, though.) I was scurred. But the instructor was the badass Ivana Bolf, who I worked with at Uplift, so I was happy for another familiar face.
The warmup reminded me a lot of Tone House: butt kicks, high knees, sprints, agility work like grapevines (cariocas? new-to-me word), side shuffling, etc. I was breathless by the end. Uh, this is just the warm-up? Shit.
The actual workout was a metcon, programmed as eight stations, with each exercise programmed for a minute (:40 on, :20 rest). The stations yesterday were:
- TRX one-armed row (I am so weirdly obsessed/fascinated with TRX)
- Weighted prisoner get-ups
- Ski erg (also weirdly obsessed with)
- Jackknife situps
- TRX pike (I did a plank instead for my sensitive lower back, and getting your feet in this position is a bitch, also.)
- Racked kettlebell curtsy lunges (I hate kettlebells with the fire of a thousand suns.)
- Ab wheel
When Ivana explained the workout I was all yay! I love all of these exercises…that changed, oh, 30 seconds in? That said, the workout flew by, and it burned about 460 calories, according to my BFF, Apple Watch.
10/10, would Body Space again (though probably still with a friend, and with an instructor I knew. I’m feeling easily intimidated these days—it’s not the space at all, it’s me.)