I have a confession ..... I have a new love. A deep, twisted, kind of love.
♥♥♥ The Bosu Ball! ♥♥♥
Last night I took a full 1 hour class based solely on this puppy. OMG, core is dying today - in a wonderful way. 5 minutes into class I knew it was going to be killer, and I knew I was in love. Instant (fatal???) attraction.
This is by far the toughest class I have ever taken. I was dripping in sweat and my body was crying the whole time. Lunges on/off the ball, running and skipping on the ball, balancing, weights.
And probably my hardest move .... push-ups with the ball turned upside down. I have a hard enough time doing a push-up on nice solid ground, never mind when it wants to wiggle around under you.
My core is certainly feeling it today, but in a great way - not sore. I can certainly feel it in my abs, but I'm surprised how I can feel every muscle in my back. Shows how unbalanced I must be.
The instructor was also, by far, the best instructor I've ever had. She was so thorough and clear, and challenging. Plus she was super nice and I'd almost give away my kids to have her body. Whatever she's doing, she's doing right and I'm buying it (well, if I could that is). If I had oodles of money to play with I would hire this woman to be my full time trainer, no matter the cost. Even something so simple as the stretch at the end .. the most effective I've ever had.
At the end of class I asked her what else she teaches. Unfortunately I can't make any other classes of hers. But, she also teaches Zumba (which is not a drop-in class, you have to sign up for the session) AND ... she was teaching it later that night. She offered for us to stay and participate to see if we liked it. I really didn't have it in me to do 3 classes in one night, but we did stay for about 10 minutes just to check it out. I was COMPLETELY lost, but it looks like a ton of fun. It's not something I can fit into my schedule/finances right now, but it's certainly on the radar. What a blast!
Ever tried a Bosu class ... or Zumba? How'd you like it??