I was invited to join a group of women for a workout this week. I love any opportunity to be the class taker and not the teacher. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into. I’ve been performing at sub par this week fighting a bug, so I was thinking I might just observe or try to do an “easy” workout. Well, I’m here to tell you there was no easy at any point during the 60 minute class.
I knew I was into something when the warm up consisted of high knees, jacks, plank jacks, squat jumps, frog jumps, burpees, burpees with frog jumps, and mountain climbers just to name a few of the super intense intervals. I could have easily called it a day before the actual workout began!
Quinten and Takeela at Roc House Women’s Fitness Spa put our group through the Roc Star Body Workout. This is a super high energy fast paced High Intensity Interval Class. After the crazy hard warm up we were broken up into groups to do back to back circuit moves that included:
Battle Ropes and Rowing
Treadmill Sprints and Kettlebell Swings
Box Jumps and Bosu Pushups
Resistance Band running and Pull Ups
Stairclimber and Pushing Weight across the Floor (for lack of a proper name!)
I was invited by a friend to join her group of church preschool moms for the class. First of all, let me remind you that my preschool days are years behind me and then I’d like to point out that I heard a few choice words come from some of these moms mouths!
The entire class was challenging and the energy was a lot of fun. There is nothing better than sweating, groaning and complaining with someone else. I think misery does love company.
This is Quinten and Takeela who worked together to lead the class.
There was no way to simply be an observer in the class or not go all out. We were all pushed and kept moving and motivated throughout. Takeela and Quinten did a great job of tag teaming to keep us moving, watching for form and explaining the drills. I did have to stop and cough up a lung a time or two, but I made it!
Now that I’ve talked about the actual class, let me share a bit about the facility. Roc House is a free standing building I have passed a million times and have always wondered about. I can’t believe I haven’t visited before. It really is fantastic inside. When you walk in you are greeted at the front desk where there is also salon and spa services as well as a cafe.
A dedicated Spinning Room
And an area with showers and lockers so clean you could eat off the floor.
There is also the room we used and a couple of weight rooms. Apparently, Roc House is also undergoing a renovation to add other studios for Hot Yoga and other classes. I am so glad I had the opportunity to check out a different fitness studio. Granted, I have only been this one time, but can say the staff and everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. In light of the boom of boutique fitness studios, this place seems to be where you can get just about any of your fitness needs met.
One of the things I most enjoy about living in this city is having the opportunity to try new fitness studios and classes. Atlanta has a large and thriving fitness community. I love all of the positive energy and variety of fitness opportunities and offerings. There is definitely something for everyone here!
Thank you Jayne for the invite! I admit to being a wee bit sore today . . .
What’s your favorite workout? Have you tried anything new lately? Where is your favorite gym or studio?
Enjoy Your Day!
*This is not a sponsored post. I was not asked to or compensated for this review and am sharing based upon my own experiences.*