Recently, Revolve DC approached me and offered me a free class. I was really excited to try it, but the only time of day that works for me is 10:00am. With only a few of those classes each week, it took me a few weeks to finally get in. (There are plans to increase the number of daytime classes.)
I’m so glad I did! It was a great workout!
I took an extended Body Ride class with Grant Hill. Here’s their description:
Cardio…Strength…Flexibility…Everything you need in one complete class. This all-encompassing workout allows you to maximize the time you have to work-out in one place. Start out strong. The ride is cardio-intense and gets the heart rate up and keeps it there. Stay moving while you strengthen and tone the upper body on the bike. Polish it all off with a cool down stretch both on and off the bike. You get it all. You get the complete body!
When I got there, the staff was awesome! I had no idea what I was doing and they helped me with every step, including how to get the shoes out of the clips. (I totally get how people fall off their bikes now. I had the hardest time unclipping.)
The lights were dimmed and we were ready to ride!
I have to admit that I loved that they turned down the lights. I could see Grant just fine and could see others enough to figure things out, but I didn’t feel like the obvious newbie. I liked that I could focus just on me and not worry if I got a funny expression when I was pushing hard.
The class was a bit more cardio heavy than I expected, but since I’m a cardio junky, I was ok with that. From the description, I expected a bit more full body weight workout, but I think you get that more from the Barre class (which I WILL be trying in the fall). All in all, it was a really good workout. The room was seriously air conditioned and I was still dripping sweat on the floor. Grant obviously enjoys his job and he did a great job of keeping us motivated to push through the hard intervals. I couldn’t believe how fast the hour went.
Interested in going? Their schedule is available here. Their prices are pretty similar to most classes in this area and I like that the more you do, the cheaper it gets. Great incentive to get in there a few times a week. (Doesn’t hurt that I can walk there as well!)
Plan to find me there at least once a week when the kids go back to school in the fall!
(Disclaimer: Revolve gave me a free class. All opinions are my own.)