Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Disappointing Group Fitness Class

Yesterday I went to a new group fitness class and it was a major let down.

It was an interval training class, and because I love HIIT so much (<— sarcasm), I thought I would give it a try.  I walked in and the instructor was chatting with someone and didn’t even acknowledge me, when I was the only other person in the room.

Right before the class started, I introduced myself and told her that it was my first time in the class and she responsed with, “Oh, you’ll be fine.”  

Thanks, I already knew that. A “hello, nice to meet you” would have been nice.  She started the “class” while continuing to chat with her friends and only stopped to change the timer.

We did 40 seconds on / 10 seconds rest of the following 5 exercises:

  1. squat jumps
  2. plank jacks
  3. burpee / reverse crunch
  4. pike / push up
  5. superman planks

We repeated it 4 times.  She did give a few form ques, but most of the time she was just chatting.

I drove 20 minutes for this? I could have looked this up on the internet and found more motivation and encouragement doing it in front of Ina.    

The workout was tough, but I still felt like it was a complete waste of time and left there with a not-so great feeling.  

Sorry to be such a bummer, but I have usually had really great experiences with group fitness classes and this one was disappointing.  I think I will stick to spin.  

Ina knows how to do a perfect pike.

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We played outside for about an hour yesterday before she threw a fit that stemmed from wanting to see Mickey on my phone and not putting her boots on.

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She wanted the boots on, then she didn’t want them on, then she wanted them on.  Life comes with some pretty tough choices, kid.  

I made chicken curry (<— used this recipe and replaced ground beef with chicken - I like the beef version better) for dinner and served it with salad (lettuce from our CSA!) and homemade ranch dressing (<— make some now).

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Chicken curry tastes magically better with homemade ranch on top. 

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Have you ever had a disappointing group fitness class?  

What is your favorite salad dressing?  Mine is ranch, but Champagne is a close second.


  1. group fitness classes are so hard! i am going to a new gym for classes and the spin class instructor on thursday nights does not acknowledge anyone when he walks in. he gets on his bike and starts riding, and that's it. i swapped it out for yoga at the same time, and the instructor is AMAZING. she says hello to everyone, checks in, and makes sure everyone is settled before starting. what a huge difference!

    1. You are wrong. Group fitness classes are really very beneficial and I know about its vitality. By group fitness classes you are not getting only fitness training but also having chance to enjoy yourselves with others. Its really a very good time of pleasure and worth of fitness training.

  2. That is the WORST! I love my group fitness classes, and really find them beneficial to my healthy living goals, so it's the pits when I have a bad experience. I know for a fact that a teacher can completely make or break the class. Hope your next ones goes better!


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