A Sweaty Good Time at Switch Playground & SHAPE Activewear Fall Preview
Last week I was invited to view the SHAPE Activewear Fall line, you may remember how much fun I had last time, so this was a no brainer. This time we not only would be checking out the new fashion but we would be working out too! I had never been to Switch Playground before–so I had no idea what to expect.
When I walked in the lower east side facility I was immediately surrounded by the new fashions from SHAPE Activewear. There were are lot of what I love from shape like super functional and cute running jackets–to the most adorable loungewear. I also noticed that they kept my most favorite part of the line which is the mesh/see through on the leggings and capris. There is just something so sexy about a little mesh in your workout pants!
I went downstairs to change and talk myself into working out. It had been a particularly long day and I was honestly not in the mood to exercise much less workout in an unfamiliar way. I decided to take my own advice however and use my own tactics to get in the mood. SHAPE Activewear was generous enough to provide me with a workout outfit. As soon as I was in them, I was a bit more in the mood to exercise–although I was still scared of the unknown. (Sounds all horror movie doesn’t it?)
and my favorite tee ever…
Switch Playground NYC Workout
As we got ready to go to work, we got an introduction from a host of instructors. Not 2 or three more like SIX instructors. They were all high energy and I was mumbling to myself over and over “I’m not ready for this”.
The doors of the gym were opened and inside was 17 different stations. We were assigned random numbers when we walked in and that is the station we would start, but also it was to assign you a random partner. The two of you would go through the entire class together.
There was a LIVE DJ, smoke shooting from the ceiling, club lighting–the whole nine yards. We would spend a total of 2 minutes at every station. The stations included treadmills, ellipticals, sit ups on the mat, stairclimbers, boxing bags, heavy weight tosses and squats, free weights–you name it. Before you could get bored with an exercise it was time to move on. Plus it was super helpful that you had instructors helping you out, dancing and encouraging you the entire time.
By the end, I looked around the room and I couldn’t believe I had done every station. I also couldn’t believe how much I liked it! I was pouring sweat and exhausted but I was so accomplished!
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Huge thanks to @shapeactivewear for my new gear!! The top is SO fierce!! What you *can't* see is the back which is mesh and completely breathable! I had a blast at @switchplaygroundnyc — this place is amazing! Such a tough total body circuit training workout and I can't wait to go back!! ???? (excuse the hot mess-ness this is post workout!!) #lovemyshape #shapeactivewear #switchplayground #circuittraining #totalbodyworkout #fitnessfashion #fitmom #fashionablyfit #crosstraining #runnersofIG #runnergirl #fitmama #fitfam #workoutfashion #nycfitnessblogger #fitnessmotivation #cardio #thickfit #lowereastside #nycfitness