Friday, September 9, 2011

Worst Class Ever!

I have never wanted to leave a class as badly as I did last night.  My friend and I decided to try a different class, a Cardio Step Class. I've done Step off and on for many years and thoroughly enjoy it.  But not last night!

I have had instructors of all ages, all sizes and have learned not to judge based upon those factors.  However, this instructor we had last night was just completely unfit and  I just don't find that acceptable.  Not only that, but .... I love a variety of music, I really do.  And I love some of the old (typical aerobics style) '80s music.  But seriously ... an entire hour of it grated my nerves like you would not believe.  Plus, not only were we gifted with an entire hour of '80s music, but also a lot of the moves were your classic '80s aerobics moves that are since a thing of the past (for very good reason).

Found this video on youtube.  I think I know where she got most of her moves from ....

I found myself doing my own thing through most of the class and having to push myself extra hard just to get my heart rate up ... which wasn't easy since she stopped about every 5 minutes to take a breath and/or change music.   Grrrr!!!  I will NEVER attend this class EVER again!

The original plan was to take this step class followed by a 30 min Abs only class.  However, the instructor for the Abs class called in sick.  Since I really didn't get any kind of a workout from the first class, we decided to go for a little walk then attend the Bootcamp class later that night.  Unfortunately when we got there the instructor was the same as the Abs class who had called in sick.  They'd found a replacement instructor (who happened to just be at the gym working out herself), but she only teaches spin classes.  She did however give it her best shot, and we shared a few ideas with her and made it a decent little class.

What a fail of a night! :(  Guess at the end of the day though it was better than sitting on my tushy at home eating bonbons.



Marlene said...

Ohmigosh, I had to giggle at the 80s music & moves... but that would have been brutal! What a waste of your time. :(

Fran said...

First thing that came to mind is that she must have been a huge Jane Fonda Aerobics fan :)

That class sucks and I am proud you pushed through. I once followed a free class that was terrible too and after I saw a lot of people leave the class I decided to do the same.

I'm glad Bootcamp was a bit better and yes it's always better to follow a bad class than sit on your butt eating bonbons.

Marcelle said...

I feel for you...I am not as polite as you, I would have walked out ~ lol...sorry, but I cannot waste my time doing something that is wasting my time.

Thanks for your comment in my blog.
I will mail you privately as think you understood but also you didn' maybe if I say it as it is to will get me! :)

Syl said...

ha ha! love the 80's ;-), please don't judge me LOL!
Sorry you didn't enjoy your class Heidi but you got out there and did it, now you know not to again ;-).

Missy said...

What a bummer. At least you did your best to get your heart rate up and make it a decent class. Now at least you'll know not to go back to that one!

Nikki said...

I soooo know how you felt. I like it when the instructor is fit and inspiring and if the music sucks, I just can't get into it! I'll note that one down as one to skip!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Oh, no! Sounds like a TOTAL fail. I'm not sure I would've been able to stay through that. LOL