Oh my god. This morning, I experienced one of the most crazy awesome workouts, ever. Okay, we need to talk about this.
But first, let’s backtrack…I headed to the gym this morning for my usual Thursday BodyPump class. I noticed there were about five cars in the parking lot, so I started getting nervous thinking that maybe they weren’t open. Well, they were open, but then I was quickly reminded that there are no group exercise classes this week (they’re remodeling the rooms).
So I figured, ahhh crap, now I’m going to come up with a strength workout on my own. But then, the lady at the desk recommended that I try a new(er) class that my gym has been offering called Focusmaster.
I had seen the signs for Focusmaster throughout the gym before but never really paid much attention to them. There’s usually an extra fee to take the class, but she told me that if you want to try it out, your first class is free. Hey, I’ll try anything once! So…
What Is It?
Focusmaster Strike Training (FST) is a 30 minute, total body workout that incorporates a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Striking Machine, functional body weight exercises and intense circuit training. The class was broken down like this:
- Warm up
- 5 circuit stations: alternate 30 seconds strike training with 30 seconds body weight exercises, repeat 1x.
- Body weight exercises included: push-ups, bicycles, jump squats, burpees (UGH!), mountain climbers, jumping jacks, planks, high knees.
- Finish with a 2 Minute Burnout – punch as hard and as fast as you can for the full 2 minutes.
- Cool down/stretch
You guys, when I tell you that this class was intense, I am totally not kidding. I was pushed harder today in this class than I have been in months…easily. The instructor was awesome and the class was just incredible; plus, I LOVED the fact that it was only 30 minutes. Any more than that, and I probably would have died. Oh, and that 2 minute burnout? Good god…
If you want to get an idea of what it looks like, here’s a little video clip that I found:
So now I’m trying to decide…do I want to join the classes? Typically, the cost is $150.00 for 10 classes, but right now they’re having a special which, for $74.00, will get me 4 months of unlimited classes. So here’s my pros & cons:
|An AMAZING workout.||Costs extra money on top of what I pay for my gym membership.|
|Offered numerous times a week.||I don’t have boxing gloves – would either have to buy my own or keep using the smelly ones at the gym.|
|Pushes me to my max – in a big way.||It’s stinky – like really stinky. My hands smelled awful afterward from the gloves.|
|Good to incorporate new workouts into my routine.||Offered at similar times as other classes I would usually take.|
So there’s the breakdown. I absolutely loved the class, but I’m still really not sure if it’s worth the extra money. What do you guys think??
Before anything, I HAD to come home and shower because the disgusting factor I had goin’ on was off the charts. No joke – major stinkage. Once I had that taken care of, I grabbed my mug of coffee…
and got to work on breakfast.
Today was another egg, provolone, and jam sandwich on a toasted honey wheat English muffin. The provolone was awesome…so glad it’s back.
I’m pretty sure someone else was trying to figure out a way to get in on this deliciousness…
Does he not look like he’s scheming something big there or what?
Gotta jet – Happy Thursday!
Questions for the Morning:
What do you think are some of the worst smells ever?
What’s the most intense workout you’ve ever had?