This year, one of the things I wanted to do was try new things in the fitness world. I am always reading and researching and learning from the other therapists and trainers at my studio. I also try to soak up as much knowledge as I can when talking to the great practitioners in my network, but I haven’t actually been out there to try what the other guys are doing in a while.
So, I worked my way around local and online classes that I had always wanted to try. It was a fun year exploring the different class options that are around Boulder. Even if the class did not sit well with me, I always learned something, saw things from a different perspective, and, usually, I had fun.
Below is a quick summary of the experiences I had over the last year. What I loved and what I wouldn’t try again.
Outlaw Yoga – The best yoga class I have ever taken. I had the added benefit of doing it outside, on a beautiful, Colorado morning, with friends, but Mark still rocks no matter what setting you put him in. This class was fun, challenging, and Mark’s organization and cueing were spot on.
Boulder Movement Collective – My exposure to BMC and the movement training of Ido Portal has made a lasting influence on my own training. Fluidity and rhythm are now as much a part of my training as alignment, balance, and strength. It has been a fun and challenging year adding these new elements into my training and I continue to get into the BMC studio whenever I can.
Not My Favorite:
Yoga for Athletes – If you have read my reviews, this should not be such a surprise. I was deeply disappointed in this class. I thought I was walking into something that would focus on alignment and posture specifically for an athlete, instead I got an unorganized, very informal class on a cement floor.
- Pure Barre
- Orangetheory Fitness
- Mecha – Resistance
- Mecha – Hybrid: Core + HIIT
- F45 Training