Okay – so I’d been hearing a lot of buzz about The Studio Empower for a while now – a LOT of bloggers I know had the opportunity to try them out (and then host awesome giveaways….more on that later!) so I’d seen a little bit about the Newton Centre-based hotspot before Blog and Tweet Boston announced they were holding a blogger event there. So I jumped at the change to challenge myself with something different.
I mean – I was coming off of vacation…it was needed. So I hopped on the T on a Saturday morning and joined Shelby, Kerrie, Lucie, and Janelle at a 10 a.m. class with Bobby to sweat it out.
Annnnd sweat it out I did. Not pretty. haha
No – you’re not blasting yourself with traditional cardio, but you are seriously upping your heart rate and you work muscles you didn’t even know you had with controlled, sustained movement on their Megaformer machines. Controlled is key…getting the hang of the machine is a half the battle! They’re really good at making sure you’re using the machines correctly and safely…minimizing chance of injury – which is always, ya know, good.
We worked arms, abs, glutes, legs….and man, by the end of the 45 minute workout I was spent….and drenched! From the beginner to the advanced, this class is for anyone, any level. Everything can be adjusted, and it’s really cool to see the difference in moves, coordination, weights – as you grow stronger.
Grow stronger? How would I know this – it was a just one class right? Well – I was lucky enough to find out after this class that I actually won a free month with them from Jen’s giveaway!! It’s a quick T-ride from my current apartment so getting there is a breeze for me (half the battle)! I’ve been to now a total of 3 classes this week (in addition to the free blogger class) and I’m loving it. I’ll be honest, some stuff is a little tough being tall on the machine…but I can always move to the floor if I’m too long for certain moves (plaaaanks). I can feel myself getting stronger – even after just three classes – and I will be using this free month to my full-advantage before I move!
I’m hooked and I’d highly recommend you try it out! If you’re near Newton – classes are small and the instructors are fantastic. Super supportive and really have your best interest (and safety) at heart.
So now you know my newest addiction. What’s your current fitness obsession?
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I’m teaching a FREE mock class tonight at 5pm! Come if you are available 🙂 I love this place… so much that I decided I wanted to teach there!
I *wish* I could!! Any other classes soon/when do you start officially teaching??!
Anyone in the Greater Boston/metro-West-area – I highly suggest to check them out today if you have time – if you’re in (or out and are near the Green line!) the city, you can just hop on the T – Green D-line to the Newton Centre stop – the Studio’s just across the street!
Haha, tentatively in Sept. on Wednedays! I’ll be talking to The Studio more about it tonight I’m sure. 🙂 I’ll let everyone know via blog post, of course.