I’m one of those on again, off again kind of exercisers. The type that gets side-railed at the simplest excuse – though it’s usually vacations that do me in. Anyway, I’m happy to say that I’m back at it. I’ve recently re-joined Fitness Corps, a group that meets in my neighborhood of East Bethesda (and others) for early morning workouts. The good thing about getting it over with in the a.m., according to my wise friend Jen, is because it’s like money in the bank. It allows you to get on with the rest of your day without having to make excuses. It’s the only way that works for me.
Getting back into exercise is no joy, though the group up at Lynbrook Park makes the transition pretty easy. Some of them have been coming to the class for over 10 years. I’ve been going off and on for about 5 or 6 years. I started up again this August, when I could no longer bear the number staring back at me on the scale (which I can barely read because my eyes aren’t working so good, but that’s another post). On my very first day I was asked to do a pull up. Eek. It wasn’t entirely humiliating. Let’s just say I did better 1-week later.
At the East Bethesda location you have your choice of 5:45am or 6:45am classes. Each class meets for one hour. Mondays and Thursdays are arm days. Tuesdays and Fridays are for legs. Wednesday is the long run day… I haven’t made it back to one of those yet, but I will. On Saturdays, all the various classes meet at Norwood Park for a 1-1/2 hour work out. Fitness Corps operates year round.
The classes are a lot of fun. Even though you might be in pain (the good kind), there are a lot of bad jokes thrown around, movie discussions, insults from the instructor, and visa versa. Come November, everyone is encouraged to run in the Turkey Trot.
If you’ve been meaning to step up the exercise, I strongly recommend Fitness Corps. Give it a try.