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2015 Les Mills Philly Super Quarterly

PhiladelphiaSuperQHeaderv2_thumb-HOn Saturday I went to my first Les Mills Quarterly! It was about an 1 1/2 hrs away and I got to go with my friend Steph!  I’ve been looking forward to this for months! 
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My schedule for the day:

BODYPUMP®
Justin Sanchez, Heather Bedell, Ben Feliciano

BODYSTEP®

Lizzy Troutman, Aaron Ellis, Kurt Gesteland

BODYJAM®
Mysti Oglesby

CXWORX®
Kurt Gesteland, Susan Laney, Justin Sanchez

LES MILLS EDUCATION
Angel Santiago

BODYATTACK®
Lizzy Troutman, Aaron Ellis

BODYFLOW®
Kurt Gesteland, Susan Laney

*Susan Laney was my BODYFLOW trainer for my initial training in January!! She presented on the BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW 65 DVD!!

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We also signed up to take BODYCOMBAT and SH’BAM, but after six classes – it was the end of the day for me.  When you sign up for an event like this, you pre-register for the classes you want to take.  Classes with equipment (BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, RPM) can fill up quickly.  Sometimes two classes were offered at the same time.  RPM and GRIT were held in a different room.  Steph and I signed up for classes that were all in the large main room.  Instructors and Les Mills fans can attend an event like this!

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(Sweaty already from the first two classes!)  We were given bracelets for the classes we signed up.  This gave us access to the room.

BODYPUMP 94: Great tracks and I was dying using the SMARTBAR for the chest track!  Unique choreography for the warm up too!  Legs were dying on lunges.

BODYSTEP 100: I’m really enjoying step and it was fun to get to do release 100!

BODYJAM 73: Biggest surprise of the day for me! I LOVED THIS WORKOUT! SO MUCH FUN!! My first time taking jam!!

CXWORX 19: Great plate work in tracks 3/4.  Was dying using brand new tubes!

BODYATTACK 89: Very enjoyable for me, except my muscles were dead.  Clap push ups!!!  I took a little time off and stood off to the side to take pictures/videos!

BODYFLOW 69: Already obsessed with the music.  Long twist track.  Gorgeous track 9 song (hamstrings/forward folds).  Some challenging balance poses.  Or my legs were just dead??

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Steph and I before BODYPUMP started!
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My view of BODYPUMP!
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Susan Laney!  I was beyond thrilled she actually remembered me from my training in January.  She is so kind and such an inspiration!  Just love her!!
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CXWORX!  We used brand new orange tubes. YOWZA! Tough!! You can buy most of the equipment from the event!
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Steph getting excited for BODYATTACK!!  We were so excited that everything we did Saturday was from the new releases we get to download this Tuesday!
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Getting focused for BODYFLOW!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  THE perfect class to end with!
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Look what made it into my car!! I bought my very own SMARTBAR!!
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I was absolutely starving at the end of BODYFLOW.  I left the event just before 5:00PM (we started at 7:45AM!) and found a Chick-fil-a about 2 miles away.  Had my first chocolate milkshake from Chick-fil-a and a cobb salad.  I brought some food with me for the day (PB&J, protein bars, coconut water,etc.) but it wasn’t enough.  I didn’t bring a cooler and ate most of it early in the day.  I definitely needed more fuel for the day!
What a great day! Steph and I had a blast!  Les Mills has all kinds of events, and the BIG BIG BIG event for the US is in Chicago at the end of August!  My gym buddies Jamie, Mary and I will be there!!!!! Then we can really go crazy and meet all the other Les Mills “celebrities”! :)

I Ended My No-Run Streak!

 

 

I ran 6 miles outside today!

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I know that 6 miles might not seem like a big deal… but I took over 3 months off from running!  After I ran the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon on November 8, I had a few runs in November and my last on December 1st!  I got sick in December and then just needed a break from running.  I knew today was going to be warm-ish, so I asked my buddy Amy if I could tag along for some of her long run.  I wasn’t sure how it would go since I’ve only been doing Les Mills classes, but I was pleasantly surprised!  We kept it easy just under a 10 minute pace and my heart rate stayed fairly low!  I guess all those RPM and BODYSTEP classes are making a difference!

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My Garmin stats from my last few outdoor runs.  I guess it was okay to take off 3 months!  I missed out on the bad weather!! YAY!

My workouts from the past two weeks-

 

March 2-8, 2015

Monday: CXWORX 18

Tuesday: RPM (30 min), 1 mile TM, push ups <- lots and lots of them to get ready for BODYPUMP AIM 1

Wednesday: 2 miles on TM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: RPM and 30 min BODYFLOW

Saturday: 35 min BODYPUMP (challenge weights) and #2 of CXWORX

Sunday: 6 miles outside

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February 23-March 1, 2015

Monday: off

Tuesday: 15 min BODYFLOW and BODYPUMP

Wednesday: 2 miles on TM and CXWORX

Thursday: BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW

Friday: off

Saturday: BODYSTEP and Yoga (1 hour)

Sunday: BODYFLOW

AND I FORGOT TO TELL YOU!  I PASSED MY BODYFLOW TRAINING! I got it back at the end of February :)

 

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