|Photo courtesy of @korenewyork|
I have not been to a HIIT class in quite some time. I mostly do one-on-one training at the gym (with a little bit of yoga in between), which I really enjoy, and sometimes need someone watching over me to make sure I get my work outs in!
This Labor Day, I thought I'd give KORE a try, their 5 step interval training sure did kick my... let's just say 'glutes'.
KORE is a very cozy boutique fitness studio, that is extremely clean and well decorated with pops of neon yellow and black and white art deco floor tiling in the bathroom, plust lots of amenities. The studio was basically a night club with fitness equipment. Black out shades on the windows, neon club lights, and I think there were also strobe lights. Think a boozy brunch at Bagatelle, with out the booze. Which I'm all for these days, who needs the hang over? No thanks.
The trainer leading the class was super up beat and in tune with everyone. She was motivational and realistic at the same time - offering options for different fitness levels or sensitive wrists (something I struggle with).
Let me walk you through my thought process during the class:
1. Active Stretch.
Thoughts - Ok, I can do this, been working on my yoga skills.
2. Core Training.
Thoughts - Abs are burning, abs are burning, abs are burning, but I'm loving it!
3. KORE4 (high knees and squats).
Thoughts - Breathe, don't forget to breathe, still loving this!
4. Equipment-Based Hiit (TRX, Kettlebells, body-weight circuits).
Thoughts - What is TRX training? Well, now I know, and my glutes, hamstrings and abs are on fire. Still loving this!
5. Stretch and Cool Down.
Thoughts - That was awesome, I feel totally accomplished, and I got to go to the club this weekend.
If you're up for a good sweat, while listening to today's top hits, in a clean and fun environment, definitely give KORE New York a shot. Check out their class schedule here and their Instagram @korenewyork