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Fast Fit, Body Pump, and Maybe, CrossFit?

Fast Fit: New school circuit training using total body integration and fusing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Pilates and Yoga. One of the most versatile programs that can be adapted to different people with different proficiencies.

Since I joined Celebrity Fitness last January, Fast Fit has been the only class that I consistently joined. The Fast Fit class simply match my goal to train my core muscle, improve overall body stability and flexibility.

Plus, the class never get boring. Each week, we have a different sets of move from previous week. Each move has its own station. During the entire session, we will take turn at each of the station, performing reps that will train the strength and coordination of  core muscle, biceps, triceps, glutes, hamstring, back, and all other muscle in the body.

If you are curious, the video below will give some insight on typical Fast Fit class. Beware that, after my first session, I can hardly wake up in the morning due to sore muscle.

Last week, after 2 months of doing Fast Fit, I joined Les Mills Body Pump class. Different with Fast Fit, Body Pump train muscle group in isolation. I see the class as the fastest way to build your strength, and combined with Fast Fit, will improve your overall stability and physical fitness.

Now, after Fast Fit and Body Pump, should I join the ultimate fitness challenge, the CrossFit? I’m intrigued, especially since CrossFit website offers all of the instruction video for you to do at home. So far the challenge for me is the time of CrossFit class in Jakarta, which is 6am in Friday morning at the downtown Jakarta.

So, only time will tell, whether I will join Cross Fit or not…..

I’m Back to the Gym

In order to meet my 2015’s running resolution, I decided that it is time to be back to the gym. Doing weight training at home is pretty limited in term of equipment (I don’t have full dumbbell set, and never decided to buy one due to space constraint), and space (I can go from one wall to another within 1-2 roll).

In the first 2 weeks since I’m back to the gym, I mostly join a class to do full body strength training. The training in the class involves my core muscle, inner hip, back, chest, and many more. I’m pretty much enjoying the class, while cursing the sore muscles the next day.

The gym is also a comfortable place to run in case of the weather is less cooperative. As much as I despise running on treadmill, it is still better than not running at all.

I must say that I’m impressed on how much treadmill has evolved. While still fell like hamster machine, a name that my ex-boss gave, the treadmill has bigger screen. It even integrated to my Android phone, and able to pull not only music, but video and ebook. Imagine yourself running on treadmill with big screen, watching your favorite movie, or reading your favorite ebook.

Back on Treadmill
Bigger screen, and integration with Android Phone. The phone is Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which is slightly wider than iPhone 5

I’m still testing whether these improvements will be able to make the longer treadmill session easier to endure.

This post is also written in response to WordPress daily prompt: Image Search. I did a search on google: "lifefitness android lfx", and the image at the top of the post showed up as 11th image.