Last Saturday, I got engaged (future post on the proposal and all of the details to come…naturally, it was while working out). My fiance (ahhh so much fun to say that), calls me “Luxury Lexie” because I tend to gravitate towards things that are newer, nicer and cleaner. For example, our apartment is a very old building and I’ve been begging him (pretty much since the day we moved in) to upgrade to a newer building. So “Luxury” Lexie is a little extreme, but I do prefer new over old (with anything), simply because it feels cleaner to me. That is why I was SO excited to try the brand new megaformer studio in Jersey City, which ironically happens to be on the first floor of the new “luxury” Cast Iron Loft apartments.
I recently checked out Go Stride, a new fitness studio in Port Chester, NY (just opened a few months ago in February), and I absolutely loved it. The manager and instructors were so welcoming and the studio is as clean as could be, very spacious and decorated in bright white and blue colors. I came across the studio because it’s in the same shopping center as Whole Foods, who coincidentally they have a partnership with. If you give the front desk your shopping list, they will food shop for you during class and all you have to do is pick up your groceries at the register in Whole Foods afterwards. Their bathrooms and showers are also stocked with organic and natural products from Whole Foods.
I had the great pleasure of checking out the newest Lagree megaformer studio in Greenwich, Connecticut last Friday during their opening day of classes. If you have never taken a megaformer class before it is basically a pilates reformer class on a sugar high. Each studio is a little bit different but the format of the classes are generally the same. They are fast paced and you will work your butt off for 50 minutes straight with no break unless you choose to take one (which is totally allowed), but you will walk out feeling like you have a 6 pack and eager to go back.
So you want to sign up for a 5k this summer with your family or friends because everyone else is doing it and it seems like so much fun. One tiny problem, you can’t even run a quarter of a mile. Welcome to my world 3 years ago. Except that I signed up for a 5 mile run, instead of 5k, because it’s something my family has done every year since I was a child and I was just plain tired of missing out. And then I also signed myself up for a 5k every month following the 5 mile through the end of the summer so that I wouldn’t stop running the day after the race. I decided to do this in February and the race was Memorial Day Weekend, so that gave me a little under 4 months to learn how to run 5 miles. Challenge accepted and completed!
After 30 consistent years of raising her four children (jacnlex and then joenscar) with no break, our mom has finally made the decision to get her booty back to the gym and we couldn’t be more proud of her! Check out that skinny arm!