I’m writing this in a cocoon of blankets and trying to move as little muscles as possible. To say I am sore is an understatement, but it was for a good reason! Yesterday was #SweatstockOKC, hosted by Lulu Lemon for their 3rd bday, and it was the funnest day ever! Community and sweating are two of my favorite things, and this event combined just that. That sounds kind of weird, but basically, it was a magical day.
There were free classes scheduled from 7 am to 10 pm. It was a great opportunity to take classes and learn the different teaching styles of the gyms and studios around the OKC area. And to all places participating: MoxieRide, Cycle360, Red Coyote, Pilates Body, Trinity Exercise Studio, Tribe Gym, This Land Yoga, Soul Yoga, Orange Theory Fitness, Barre3, Union Performance, Yoga at Tiffany’s, 5th Quarter Performance, Balance Yoga Barre, Koda Crossfit, The Yoga Box, Clubfitz…thank you!!
Bless anyone who went to every class. The schedule was packed full with a run, yoga, weight training, crossfit, and pilates.
I was sad to miss the first classes but equally happy because I started off the day teaching Body Pump at YMCA MidTown (if you haven’t gone before, you need to! 🙂 ), after I followed it up with an awesome Zumba class. The vibes on a Saturday morning during a workout class can’t be beat!
I chose four different classes to go to at Sweatstock, although I would have loved to go to all of them! So the 4 Sweatstock classes and 2 YMCA classes comes to a grand total of 6 hours working out yesterday!! I’m not trying to brag, but… 😉 Anyways I was proud of myself! It wouldn’t have been possible without the encouragement of every single person who participated in Sweatstock. If you did too, let me know in the comments and we can brag a little together 🙂
Sweatstock Class Reviews
This Land Yoga – Betina was adorable and led a great yoga class. It was the perfect first class to kick off the day. I really liked how easily she got me into the zen of yoga and brought my head to where it should be during the practice.
Koda Crossfit – Jared from Koda Crossfit was very entertaining and great explaining the moves of each station. We chose our teams and did 4 stations with a mix of exercises, from burpees to slam balls. Some of the moves were different for me but I had great teammates who coached me through them. And then, we actually won!! So that was pretty exciting. Girl power! During the final stretch it was between us and a group of guys. We finished strong and ran the last lap super quickly. I’m not going to lie, I was pretending like I was Bolt.
Balance Yoga Barre – I had actually just bought a Groupon to Balance Yoga Barre so I was pleased to see how much I enjoyed the instructors. Jenny and Mona were great and came over to me a couple times to correct my form. And that, I truly appreciate! I am no yogi, so I love to be critiqued and love instructors who take the time to correct individuals’ form.
The Yoga Box – This one seemed like the most challenging of the yoga classes. Do keep in mind this was after 5 hours of working out so I may have just been more tired. This was a little less of the basic flows and was quicker pace, which I really enjoyed since I’m bad at keeping my mind quiet at yoga. The instructors easily led us through the class switching between each other coaching, they worked well coaching together!
At the end they had us practice our headstands. Wow, I sure have a long way to go but was impressed by all the OKC yogis!
I was also very excited to get some free swag from some of the participating studios. The really cool pink and blue fabric below is a small sweat towel from Lulu Lemon that I can’t wait to try out!
After a long day of working out, I figured I deserved a treat and though Froyo was just right! I mean, it’s healthy…right? Probably a little more healthy if I didn’t have it overflowing with Oreos. I promise there is actually yogurt under there. Ooops. Oh well, I deserved it!
How was your weekend? Have you taken classes at any of these places before if you’re in the area?