There is nothing like a really great HIIT class to really get you going!
Last week my favorite new fitness app, Wellcoin, had a celebratory event in NYC. The event was located in Chelsea at the Normal Headphones headquarters. Since the event was held in the evening I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t have anything left in the gas tank after a full day of work but I went anyway and hoped for the best!
When I arrived the Normal store was so gorgeous! There was plenty of food, snacks and water to hold us over before we got right to the workout.
There was also a really awesome display of all the great things you can get when you log your healthy choices with your Wellcoin app! From awesome sneakers, to protein powders, to customized headphones to my personal favorite gift cards from Whole Foods!
Finally it was time to make it happen. I spent a good amount of time chatting with fitness trainer Melissa Paris before the workout so I had become very comfortable with the fact that she was going to give me a really hard workout. We laid down our mats, I said a little prayer and hoped for the best because my cross training has been lacking due to marathon training and the new job. I didn’t know how my body would react to the non running cardio.
The workout was really tough! It was several intervals of every body weight move you could think of–burpees, squat jumps, high knees, V-Ups, all of it non stop. I was pouring sweat within 5 minutes. Although I was really tired, I was able to pull it out and my body responded a lot better than I though it would! Plus Melissa was awesome, she wasn’t in your face making you feel bad if you didn’t complete a set, she was super encouraging yet still firm. Just the way I love my fitness instructors!
Afterwards we got to hear from Wellcoin Founders Glenn Laffel, MD, PhD and JP Pollak, PhD who gave us an overview of the app and really had the gentlest and kindest hearts ever (and you know how important that is to me!). I had a chance to chat with them and I told them how happy I was that they chose me as an ambassador because this app is really amazing and I love what it does to promote healthy living.
There was plenty of food and snacks as we all chatted and had a great time post workout.
Check out some of the amazing rewards you can get for your healthy choices–big AND small!
- Normal Custom made Headphones (and discounts!)
- Puma Sneakers,
- Skechers Sneakers,
- Zipcar vouchers
- Sports Authority Gift Cards
- Yoga Classes
- …and more!
The Wellcoin app is completely free and I strongly suggest you check it out if you about that #healthyliving life! Plus I can get you started with 500 wellcoins by entering code “BROOKACTIVEMAMA” or click here to get hooked up! I’ve gotten such great feedback from those of you that signed up last time, it is really a cool app! My username is “Nellie”.
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Have you tried out the Wellcoin app yet? When was your last HIIT workout?