For the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of walking and jumping on my trampoline. However, I was longing to return to a boot camp class. Before my son was born, I was a very committed boot camper. I loved the challenge and even continued boot camp through a good portion of my pregnancy. Though it was very hard in the beginning, I felt stronger than ever at that time. Boot camp also made my running stronger. In fact, I had my best 5k time when I was a boot camper and 4 months pregnant. So, I tried to return to boot camp, but many times the schedules didn’t work, the locations were not close enough to my home or they were just too expensive.
Well, a few weeks ago, I saw a LivingSocial coupon for Power Trip Fitness. You could get three months of unlimited boot camp for $75. This was a great deal since many boot camps are often hundreds of dollars. Also, they had a lot of classes on the schedule and the location was only about 10 minutes away. So, I went for it and started a couple of weeks ago.
The first day, I was so scared. I pictured myself passing out during my first workout like you often see contestants of the Biggest Loser show do during the infamous first workout. I had to quickly change that picture and remind myself that I did it before and I can do it again. And, guess what? I survived. Yes, it wasn’t easy getting reacquainted with kettle bells, squats, lunges, push-ups, planks etcetera, but I felt great afterwards. Well, the day after, I did feel some aches and pains in muscles that I did not know existed, but I know it’s good pain that will make me stronger and healthier. No pain. No gain. Right?
So, if you have been considering a boot camp, yoga or even a pole dancing class (like the one that Mary took here), take advantage of some of the discounts found through sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. It can be a great opportunity to try something new and have fun. Go for it!