• fitness,  instruction

    corrections to form

    Today after our 8:20 Pure Barre class, Jess and I stayed after to talk to Lauren, the owner, about how to tweak our form so that we could get the maximum effect from the exercises. She went through some common mistakes that people make in tricep work, thigh sprints, round back, flat back, and abs, then explained how the changes in form will help. For example, in triceps kickbacks, the cue is to try to get the weights behind your back so that you cannot see them in the mirror. However, when people do this, their arms often bend a bit instead of remaining straight. Keeping the arms straight activates…

  • fitness

    City Sports Run Club with CS by City Sports Apparel

    On Monday I went to City Sports Run Club with Jess. We ran with her friend Emma, Rachel from Healthy Chicks and her friend Jess. The Run Club meets every Tuesday at 6:00 pm, and welcomes runners of all abilities. You can store your bag in a dressing room and learn about a new company each week. This week, Merrell showcased some of their new shoe offerings, and there were Bonk Breaker peanut butter and jelly energy bar samples.  Another reason to go–every mile you log gives you $1 in rewards points. I’m excited to go to more of these runs–they fall right after my school leadership team meeting, so it’s a great way to…

  • fitness

    C2 Pilates Blogger Barre

    Yesterday I went to a C2 Pilates blogger barre class with Jess from Little Miss Runshine and Denisefrom Fit 4 a Foodie. Other attendees included Sarah from SarahFit, Jen from Boston Bachelorette, and Monica from Burpees and Bubbly. Jess, Denise, and me CC began with an introduction of the studio, rundown of the class routines, and rationale behind their method. I appreciated this–though I have gone to many barre classes, I like knowing what to expect! In fact, I was a little nervous because I heard from Jess that the class was supposedly harder than the ones she had gone to before. CC and Carolyn put their heart and soul…

  • fitness

    Lululemon FunRun

    It’s not just for Wunder Unders…Lululemon Prudential has a weekly run club! Yesterday I went to Lululemon Run Club with my friend Jess. I was so nervous on the way over from work. I hadn’t run with other people in a really long time, and feared that no one would want to run with me at 9:30-10:30/mile pace or that I’d feel awkward trying to make new friends on the run. I decided not to fuss about pace at all and abandoned RunKeeper (aka a “naked” run), and relaxed as Jess and I set off with the group. We ended up running a 3.55 mile loop at conversational pace (from…

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