Another Wednesday night yoga class was just what the doctor ordered half way through this week. BUT after an intense leg workout session with Shannon, my trainer, last night my legs are doomed. I’m going to be hobbling around all day tomorrow. Maybe I’ll try to do a stretch-y yoga video in the AM… but I’m not good at waking up in the morning to do things.
In the last year I have done a complete 180 in regards to fitness. A year ago I was just starting to run for the first time to train for a half marathon. I had been seeing a personal trainer for about 6 weeks and was crippled with muscle aches after each session.
Now, I have been seeing a trainer for a year, can run 4 miles off the bat (not at the pace of my marathon-er friends but I can finish!) and have focused on my diet and dare I say I’ve cut out bread?!
Last summer me and my 3 besties started “Dash n Dines” where we go for a run slash be athletic and then cook dinner together! We just restarted last week with a run in Bucktown and DELISH fajitas. This week Sarah suggested we try a yoga class. Everyone was game to try and new thing (and not run in the humid weather).
SO we all signed up and went to a Power Vinyasa Yoga class based on the Baptiste Power Yoga Method. (Ya, I don’t have a frame of reference for that either) But. For a blissful 60 minutes I got to stretch, strengthen and sweat out the stress of the day (maybe year… there was a lot of sweat). But as I left I could not wipe the smile off my face. It was a refreshing experience and I can understand how yoga can change people’s lives.
The owner and instructor, Judd just opened this studio to share his yoga practice with others. He was friendly and helpful and honestly, the best instructor I’ve ever had.
Classes are free for the month of May and just $10/class after that! Hello affordable! Thanks Judd for the class and to Sarah for making the dash n dine crew go. I think this could become a new Wednesday night thing :o)