My ass was fat. Not fat as in obese, but fat to the point that I had to take control of the situation. To give you perspective, my goal was to lose 30 pounds. And I did!
I was always an active kid and teenager...basketball, softball, field hockey, cheerleading...the works. Then came college, and a job, and real life and physical fitness basically fell out. I loathe the gym and found the grey walls and smell of rubber less than appealing. Then I dealt with the whole scheduling thing...maybe ill get up early and work out (that worked for about 3 days.) Then I told myself I would work out after work (but I'd get home exhausted and who the heck wants to schlep to the gym at 6pm? not me.) I had to find something that would work and that I would stick with.
I decided to work with a nutritionist to get my eating on track (I, like so many others, suffer from "the carb obsession.") But more importantly, I needed to get fitness back into my life in a way that I could enjoy. Enter Jillian Michaels (who I will be discussing at a later date) and Zumba Fitness (for Wii) and most recently....Power Plate @ Station Fitness in NYC. After I read an article in Marie Claire magazine about this titillating workout, I needed to try it. Not just because the class was only 30 minutes, but because who wouldn't want to work out on a vibrating machine? ;-) Sounded too good to be true. But it's not!
There are a plethora of classes that target different areas and muscles, but my favorite still remains the Total Body Conditioning class. More appealing is the fact that this tiny studio only has 5 machines, so the classes are semi-private. The instructors walk around and make sure every person is working their ass off (literally.) The vibrating plate takes a little getting used to but once you do it's amazzzzing. I bought the $35 introductory week (which includes 3 classes) and then loved it so much I bought a package. The packages can be a little pricey but they always have promotions on the website and the classes definitely give you results. I started seeing tricep lines in just three or four classes...I didn't think I even had triceps.
If you made a New Years resolution to get your body in tip top shape...get your butt to Power Plate, like now. DOOO ITTT!!!
Station Fitness Studio