On Sunday morning, I got one of the most awesome workouts I’ve had in quite awhile. My friend Karen and I decided to hit up the CorePower Yoga in Georgetown for their Heated Power Yoga with Weights.
I first checked out this studio over a year ago and remembered LOVING it (if only it weren’t in Georgetown – kind of hard to get to!), so when I saw it listed on ClassPass as a participating studio I was pumped.
Have you guys heard of ClassPass? It’s basically an all-access pass to your city’s best boutique fitness studios. The DC area membership is $99 per month on a month-to-month, cancel anytime basis (thank you to the DC team for giving me one free month to trial it!), and with your membership you get access to all the classes at the participating studios. As of now, there are 73 studios participating in DC/VA/MD. Considering most area studios have $15-$25 drop in fees per class, if you go to more than 5 or 6 classes per month, you’ll already be saving money.
Anyway! CorePower Yoga offers an awesome first week free deal to new students, so I asked Karen if she’d be up to join me for the adventure. We have yoga + coffee dates at least a couple times a month, and I love them!
The Heated Power Yoga with Weights class was packed and just as insanely awesome as I remember it being. I can’t believe I hadn’t gone back sooner! Karen and I were both sweating profusely and grinning ear to ear. The workout was fast paced and hard but loud, upbeat music and a great instructor made it awesome. Great total body workout! I’d highly recommend this class if you’re already relatively fit and looking to mix it up. Super fun!
Karen and I originally planned to just grab coffee after but we were both so ravenous after the epic workout that we decided to do brunch, too! We grabbed lattes at Baked & Wired (<—awesome) and took a short stroll along the pretty Georgetown canal to cool down.
From there, we headed to Le Pain Quotidien and annihilated some omelets. #nom
The other ClassPass adventure I had this week was last night! I was working out of the UberOffices and had plans to meet my friend Jackie for dinner at 7:30 at Kramerbooks, so I decided to pack workout clothes and try out a new studio beforehand. After looking around on ClassPass I decided to check out the 6 p.m. pilates class at Fuse Pilates in Dupont. My college friend Sarah has been talking up Fuse Pilates for awhile so I was excited to check it out!
Their studio was in a cute row house and is 4 floors. We were on the top floor for the class, which I enjoyed! Good instructor and good class – they let the students pick what 3 body parts to focus on for each class, and ours chose arms, lower abs, and obliques. Oof! Pilates isn’t my #1 favorite workout in the world but it’s good to mix it up every once in awhile, and those small, tiny movements are sooo tough. Hello, burn! It worked out well, too, because even though it was tough, there was no cardio component so I didn’t sweat and was able to change back into my work clothes and head to dinner after with no problem.
Speaking of dinner, I’d like to share that my dinner was a big beet salad… and a HUGE plate of black bean nachos. Because being healthy means you aren’t always healthy, friends. Remember that! 🙂 It was exactly what I wanted and it hit.the.spot.
As for today – I’m enjoying a much needed exercise-free rest day and trying to stay warm – it’s frigid out there! Have a good one, friends!
What new-to-you workout have you tried lately? Did you like it?