hello hello! Starting a new Friday post series over here – FIT Fridays featuring FIT Park Meadows.
I started going to FIT back in October, and while I haven’t been training hard (other than my marathon training in Jan/Feb pre-injury) for races during that time, I definitely can feel the difference in how strong I have gotten since then. When I say strong, I’m mostly talking about upper body strength and core. As a runner, I’m pretty sure I could do squats for days, but push ups? eh. Not so much. BUT I can do more than before I started doing FIT. And core is so so so important for runners – it’s the engine that holds us together and stabilizes our form.
Anyways…since I believe the majority of my readers are runners, I thought it would be beneficial to have a post series showing just how important and how much FUN it is to incorporate strength and core to your usual running schedule. I know personally I do not stick to a “lifting plan” on my own, so FIT is absolutely the perfect way to kick my scrawny runner bod into a somewhat stronger runner bod.
This guy is the 5 am ass-kicker.
This was our workout today…
I like when we have Partner “Fun” workouts since a lot of my running I do solo (don’t tell Freya, but she’s not exactly the best conversationalist on our morning miles). My partner and I took home the win for the FIT Test – 109 squats in 2 minutes. My partner also happened to be a runner – see what I mean about squats for days?
Speaking of FIT Tests, I was kinda pumped to see my row time on the leader board…
Another part of today’s workout I really liked was the 100 Knees to Elbows because it works both your upper body and your core at the same time. I like efficiency, which brings me to the fact that FIT is truly a power house workout – you crank for an hour and work your whole body through series of push, pull, squat and core movements. It’s an athlete’s workout.
Best part of going to the 5am class (besides Nate being your coach) is you get home at 6:15 and have to seriously think “did I really just workout?”. I stick to the theory that 5 am FIT is like running a marathon/having a child – you forget the pain and want to do it again.
If you’re local, you should definitely get your ass to class.
…especially 5am because we’re awesome and sometimes wear tutus
Runners – what type of strength training to do you do?
What was the last group fitness class you went to?