Equinox Class Review: Studio Cycling

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill.     Class: Studio Cycling Class length: 55 Minutes Description from the Equinox: A cardio workout on a stationary bike based on cycling principles. Classes are technique based and/or real terrain based and focus on cadence, heart-rate zones, climbs & sprints that can make an unpredictable ride that is fun and challenging. […]

Equinox Chestnut Hill: Pure Strength Class Review

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill.   “Hi, I’m Kelly. I’ve never taken this class before, I’m actually trying to take every class the Equinox offers. I’ve never really done strength training but I know I should because I’m an amateur triathlete. Can I help you set some stuff up?” I started this journey sneaking hesitantly […]

Sick Days and Snow Days

Sometimes life steam-rolls over your fitness schedule, no holds barred. We’ve had snow days and sick days here. Unavoidable and unpredictable, and suddenly you’ve gone from spending 4-5 mornings a week at the gym to not working out for 10 days straight. It’s not easy when fitness is where you regenerate, get a mood boost, and take time for yourself. But even missing it, it can be hard to ease back in. Physically hard and logistically […]

Pilates Fusion Class Review: Equinox Chestnut Hill

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill.   Class: Pilates Fusion Description from the Equinox: Series of exercises performed on a mat to complement different elements of Pilates work focusing on core strengthening exercises and increasing flexibility. Class length: 1 hour What Class Was Like The first part of the class was some cardio and then a weight […]

Pain in the Neck

Ok, so I haven’t posted a new class this week because I pulled my neck getting out of bed on Tuesday morning. Yeah. I work out four days a week and how do I get neck strain? Not from the Pure Strength class I was stoked to try on Tuesday, oh no, just from rolling out of bed. This might be related to my new pillow, which has been helping me sleep through the night but […]