Getting strong

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

This morning - two days after the NYC Tri (race report soon!) - I had the opportunity to go to the new Reebok store in Union Square for a hardcore strength workout.  It's not typically something I'd be doing so soon after a race, but I didn't want to miss the chance to check out the store and the work out.  We do so much of the same type of training (swimming, biking and running) so this was a great chance for me to find out what the strength/circuit/cross-fit type classes are all about.  Reebok set up an event (an early morning workout is just my style!) and invited fitness bloggers in the city to attend and spread the word about the new store, the classes they offer and a new running shoe they just released.  

Checkout this video to see more about the shoes.  

As for the workout- it was great!  We were led by the professional strength coaches from J2Fit.  For the grand opening of the store there are events through August with leading fitness pros, and they are all FREE!  Check out the selection here.  They are also doing a bunch of contests and raffles, so it's definitely worth a visit.  

So, back to the training - I was very store and a bit nervous, but we went through a good warm up that loosened me up a bit.  We then did a circuit with push-ups, kettlebell squats and row/twist planks.  We did each of those stations 3 times for 1 minute each.  After a short break, we went into a "relay" - something I could possibly be good at!  I soon realized that it's actually very hard to do burpees fast.  Especially after squats, a medicine ball throw down and mountain climbers.  The coaches and my fellow classmates very helpful and encouraging and cheered each other on.  I was exhausted by the end but felt great.  I can't wait to go back for more!

-Laurel