It’s Friday night, I just finished eating dinner. On a typical Friday I would then retire to my room to shower, maybe nap, and dress for the evening’s festivities. On this Friday I did return to my room and dress for some festivities, but not the drunken kind. No, these particular festivities were far more wholesome—playing drill instructor for a fitness class.
Oh yes, kids. This little lady spent two hours kicking the asses of 2 friends, Westchester and a random dude (who is kind of creepy and annoying), and 2 RAs, Arab* and Jew** (who I’ve become very dear friends with, surprisingly). And it was, quite possibly, the most fun I’ve ever had in the gym.
These 2 RAs go to the gym almost every day. They lift heavy weights. They’re taking weight lifting as a class. How did little me manage to kick their asses in a work out? Because I know they’re weakness—endurance.
They lift heavy weights, but not that many times. They almost never do cardio. I, on the other hand, am a cardio queen. And when it comes to reps the more the merrier. So I took a workout that I do most Thursday mornings, added a little bit since we had the time, and let the good times role. And by “good times” I mean complaints.
This boys were bitching like little girls less than half-way through the first circuit. And there were still 2 more circuits to go. You have no idea how much I enjoyed watching them struggle and complain while I sailed through the workout (even doing more reps than them) with only slightly more trouble than usual.
After three circuits I finished up the class with 20 minutes of yoga (which they also found difficult). But the end I felt ah-maze-ing and they were dripping sweat. Mission accomplished.
If you feel the urge to kick your own ass (minus my lovely barking) here’s the workout.
20-20 Full Body Circuits:
10-15 minutes of cardio
20 walking lunges (with weight)
20 chair dips
20 crab walks (10 per direction)(with weight)
10 minutes of cardio
20 Kettle Bell swings
20 airborne Heisemens
10 minutes of cardio
20 crew sit-ups
20 boat touches with a medicine ball
20 leg lifts with a ball
20 side dips (10 per side)
1 minute of plank
5 minutes of easy cardio
Think you can handle it?
*Arab-a little skinny Palestinian RA who never drinks, dances, or flirts.
**Jew-a muscle-shirt wearing, tattoo-sporting RA who’s too cheap to pay for an actual latte, so he gets coffee with a shot of vanilla