Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday Booty-Kicking

photo by The Fitness Lab

I have a love-hate relationship with Dillon Kreider. No, that's not true at all. But maybe a love-fear relationship?

Dillon is the lovely, tiny, VERY FIERCE trainer I worked out with for a while back in 2011-2012. Her gym, The Fitness Lab, moved to Ballard last year… because her old space was demolished to build a certain running company's new HQ…

I remember the first couple of times I worked out with Dillon -- and how SORE I was afterward! I always loved the workout, but I did find myself craving the outside world… which led me to the Vast Fitness Boot Camp at Green Lake (which I still miss!).

I kept thinking I should check out Dillon's cool new space (after all, it's only a mile from my house), and I was craving a little external motivation… so hooray for finding a Gilt City deal for three months unlimited + two Inbody 230 body fat testing sessions. (More on that later…)

I sent Dillon a note -- I know I'm not a "new" client, but it had been a while -- and she graciously said that she would love to see me. I told her I was in dire need of a little butt-kicking, and she said she would be happy to supply the boot!

Well, today was my third Body Revolution class. I decided I should be a bit careful, and start with 2 mornings/week. As long as I manage to hold up, I'll try adding another day per week.

Today we warmed up, did some back strengthening work as a group, and then Dillon quickly set up the circuits for us:
- a single-leg squat on a TRX (let's just say I really need to work on my balance…)
- an agility drill moving sideways over little hurdles
- curl and overhead press while standing on one foot
- another single-leg squat on a TRX
- dumbbell skiers (surprisingly, just what it sounds like, once you see it…)
- squat rows with kettle bell
- lateral raises while standing on one foot
- pushup intervals -- 5 fast, 5 slow, repeat

We did three circuits total, with short breaks in between. The workouts are fun, varied, and move very quickly. At the end, we stretched out and were done. Phew!

I admit it -- the workouts definitely kick my butt. This is a good thing. I love that I feel stiff and sore the next day. Not hurt, mind you, just… worked out. Tomorrow is a day off, but I'll be back at 6am on Thursday!

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