After trying, and failing, many times at trying to work out by myself, I began taking group fitness classes hoping that they might be able to help me keep up my fitness goals. After my first class at my local YMCA, I completely fell in love. The classes I take regularly now range from Zumba to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The community behind these classes make for the perfect combination of motivation and competition for the perfect workout. Here are some of the things I think almost every class I attend.
1. It’s finally time for me to get in shape.
I’ve been putting off working out for the longest time. Going to class one time is going to give me abs of steel, a Kim K booty, and arm muscles that all my friends will envy. That’s how it works right?
2. This class is packed.
Where can I stand where the least amount of people can see me? I’d rather not embarrass myself in front of all of these fit looking strangers. Who knew this many people would want work out at one time?
3. Why is everyone so happy?
The instructor has so much energy and it’s so early in the morning. I don’t even have that much energy after my three cups of coffee. Everyone is talking to each other and I feel like a buzzkill over here in the corner.
4. Wow, I actually have to move for this to work.
5. How could doing a workout for this short of a burst do anything for me?
6. That girl is dying over there.
7. Everything I am wearing is completely inappropriate.
8. OK, I can do this.
9. Who knew I could sweat this much?
If I drip this much sweat on the floor nobody is going to want to stand here after me. I should’ve brought a towel. Now I’m stepping in my sweat and slipping. This is not okay. I’m going to bust my butt doing burpees.
10. This exercise is a joke.
11. I am going to feel this tomorrow.
I have never moved my body this way before. I didn’t know my arm could reach that far behind me. I feel like a pretzel, and this should be illegal.