+ 10 BOSU® Balance Trainers
+ 1 Gym Room
= Utter Exhaustion
Nobody ever said that workouts were supposed to be for the meek.
Nobody ever said that plastic balls were supposed to be for the weak.
I was intrigued by the assurances of the fliers in the gym that the BOSU® 3D XTREME™ class session would combine together cardio, conditioning and core workouts all into one package. So I signed up. Yet I didn’t expect as much sweat to be coming out of my pores as all that did when I tried out my first BOSU® 3D XTREME™ class.
The night of the class, I walked in, looked around, and thought, “I think I can manage this.”
I’ll spare the details, but manage I did. Halfway through the 50 minute session I started feeling like I had burnt enough calories to last me the rest of the week. I guess peer pressure does have its benefits because the only reason I finished was the 14 other participants in there kept going…I didn’t think I would be able to show my face back at the gym if I walked out of there defeated by plastic and rubber. At the end, all the social butterflies started excitedly rehashing the workout. I squeezed out a smile before I just barely was able to drag my body out the door and to my car across the parking lot.
After I recuperated, I reflected. I liked it. It’s not like I’ve never sweated before and it’s not like I’ve never had a good workout before, so it wasn’t unique in those regards. What I liked most was the functional combination that made me feel like I had done 3 different workouts in one day. So for my 50 minutes of high-intensity action, it was an effective workout. It doesn’t take much for me to sweat, but that workout was worth every drop of it.
Sweat never felt so sweet.
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