O2 BODYFLOW: 9!
Last night I had the best experience yet at O2 (the gym I’ve been trying out for the week). I got a 7-day trial pass when I went in to check it out and get prices, and have used it 6 out of the 7 days in order to try out some of their large numbers of classes. I’ve done a lot of yoga (all with different instructors to get a feel for each) as well as a spinning class and now BodyFlow.
I wasn’t exactly sure what it was going in, but it’s basically faster yoga plus awesome (and loud) music. I love yoga for the poses and stretching, but since I’m not a particularly slow or quiet person, sometimes am stressed out by how slow it moves and how quiet the room is (that being said, sometimes I really enjoy those aspects).
So last night’s class was AWESOME! The instructor was hands down the best I’ve had so far, with a ton of energy and incredibly positive (plus great taste in music). I also loved how encouraging she was (sometimes you need that when it’s hard).
So the class started with Tai Chi (which I really liked) and each track was a different theme. One was abs, one was sun salutations, one was back strengthening, one balancing, etc. It was nice to know when doing the really hard ones you only had a song’s worth. Worked my body like WHOAH, but also incorporated yoga poses and stretching which I loved.
Overall GREAT experience.
-.5 for my smelly feet. I wore my sneakers in without socks (something I do way too frequently when I’m going to yoga and know I’m taking them all off) and some of the poses put me a bit too close to them…)
-.5- at the end when we did meditation for about 5 minutes she gave us the option of putting on more clothes (which they usually do) but I didn’t want to get up so passed. But it got really cold during the last 3-4 minutes messing with my mediation.
*NOTE: none of the points I took off had anything to do with Lorraine (the instructor) or O2, so I’m pretty positive this has awesome potential for a 10 next time 🙂