Day 3 of Fitness – Strength Class at Concourse Athletic Club
Best Self Publisher: Sherri Adair
This morning, I decided to kick off my new year’s fitness regimen with an overall body workout. I did not know I would be stepping into a packed class. It appears that many others have discovered this awesome class already and I actually just learned that “Strength” is the most popular fitness class at the Concourse Athletic Club. There is a good reason why. This is the perfect class to get a little bit of everything in one hour. It starts with an up tempo warm-up that gets the body warm and ready to work. The workout uses a combination of dumbbells, a straight bar, and includes step and mat exercises. The routine begins with standing exercises to work the large muscles of the glutes. hamstrings and quadriceps and then moves to the upper body, abs and core. The class ends with a generous stretching session.
Lindsay Beery taught the class and her instruction and the music kept me engaged and motivated!
When finished, I felt I had achieved a very balanced total body workout. This is the type of class you could do three times a week and know that you are getting a good dose of strength training, which is needed to build or maintain muscle mass which fuels the body’s metabolism and burns fat! After the holidays, I can certainly use a lot of that.