Last week I had the amazing opportunity to train and workout with Olympic hopefuls, thanks to built with chocolate milk. They have been training furiously in hopes of qualifying for the winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014.
The workout was held at uplift studios, A small intimate workout studio in Chelsea. The studio has rave reviews on yelp so I might need to go back and try a class or two.
I rushed to the studio after work and immediately got changed. We waited around while everyone small chatted and I awkwardly checked my email. Just when I think I know the blogger scene in NYC, a crop of new faces proves me wrong!
Finally it was time to workout! We had a great warm up which got my heart rate up plenty within a couple of minutes. We did 2 cycles of
- 1 minute run in place
- 1 minute knee touches
- 1 minute butt kicks
- 1 minute squats
After that we did some familiar and unfamiliar moves such as side leg raises and a reverse caterpillar. Halfway through I was sweating like crazy and the cool part is 90% of it was all body weight exercises.
The other 10% involved resistance bands which had my shoulder blades and biceps burning, it’s been such a long time since I used resistance bands!
One of the coolest moves we were taught was how to prepare for a ski jump. You get real low in a squat then you spring up as high as you can with your toes pointed upwards. Cool stuff!
After some more cardio we moved on to core where I completed 3 one minute planks in a row. I got the shakes the third time, but I was super happy I was able to complete it.
When it was done we were given some super refreshing chocolate milk. I was first introduced to chocolate milk at FitBloggin 12, I am Not a chocolate milk girl but I was converted! Here are some of the benefits of chocolate milk:
- A Natural Source of High-Quality protein to build lean muscle
- The right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild exhausted muscles
- Vitamin A to support a healthy immune system and good vision
- B vitamins for energy
We even took a skiing pose pic which was super fun.
Afterwards they gave us this awesome bag (hello new gym bag) filled with fun goodies.
I am happy to say that I kept up with the entire workout despite the fact that I had a workout earlier AND despite the fact that I was the only one in the room over a size 2. I rocked it. Goes to show that you can be fit at any weight!