Equinox True Barre 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.  Martin Luther King Day Celebrating his life today by reading some of his famous quotations to our children, and reflecting on what it means to live peacefully and be a voice for what’s right. And… my next class in my Equinox challenge. I went to True Barre today. I’ve taken […]

Equinox Firestarter 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. Class: Firestarter Description from Equinox: You’ve never spent half an hour like this. Prepare yourself for the next generation of cardio HIIT training, with every second supercharged in a blitz of lightning-fast intervals. Use your body weight and a step bench to blaze your way up and down innovative sequences that will […]

A Little Swim Break Through

After some initially panicked breathing in the water during the warm up, I settled in today and ended with a 100 yard time trial where I didn’t stop once. That’s the first time I’ve accomplished that distance without a break. And at the end of an hour swim session, too. I’m proud of that. I also did quite a few 50s today. It used to be that every 50 was me swimming reasonably well for the first […]

Swim, Blood Donation & Picking My First Class

Here’s a photo of me swimming yesterday. I’m at the point where the quick technique fixes and rapid improvements are diminishing, and now the progress I see is much more gradual. I’m struggling with keeping my kick consistent and not scissor kicking when I take a breath, keeping my arm stretched forward while I take a breath and not letting it dip or bend, and keeping my temple down in the water when I breathe […]

2017 Goal: Try Every Class at the Equinox

I’ve picked a favorite New Year’s Resolution… the one that makes me the most excited, the one where New Year’s is an excuse to do something I really want to do anyway. I’m going to try every class at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. I would never attend most of the classes they offer without this goal. It’s hard to branch out, it’s easy to settle into a class you already like… you […]