You already know I love food. What you might not know is I also love exercising. I have been a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge my entire life. To meet me, you might be surprised to learn that I have several 5k’s (probably around 10) under my belt and one 10k. I’d love to do the Dirty Girl Run later this year. So when Jessica Page of Page Fitness Athletic Club contacted me about coming to the club for their launch of their new Les Mills fitness classes I said sure…with some hesitation.
See I am not a size 2 (or anywhere close to that), I don’t have ripped muscles and I have heard about how intense the Les Mills programs can be. I have said sure before and at the last minute chickened out. Amazing how much fear can restrain someone. I pictured myself lagging behind a bunch of super toned, supermodels. Me in a heap, gasping for breath, broken and shedding tears.
I overcame that fear this morning and I am so pleased that I did. I had such a great time. I did half an hour of Body Combat followed by half an hour of Body Jam.
First off- I was so happy and thrilled to see that the room the classes are held in are dimly lit. What a difference that makes to an attendee. Lights shine on the stage where the amazing instructors lead the class, but other than that there are no lights on. For someone who gets headaches in bright lights or may be insecure in group classes, this is heavenly. Plus it really helps you feel bad azz in Combat or like you are at a Club in Jam.
The attendees were all shapes and sizes. In Combat it was a mix of genders but in Jam was just females. Either way, I felt at ease. The music really adds to the energy of the class.
The instructors are fantastic. They are high energy, positive and fun. The encourage the group and just have wonderful and warm personalities. It’s a bonus that they really know the material they are teaching too.
Body Combat- Think Mortal Kombat meets kickboxing. Fierce, strong, powerful. LOVED IT! Intense, but not in an impossible way. Round house, upper cut, block, jab, knee to the groin! When I finished I felt like I could take on Chuck Norris and win.
Body Jam- Dance Club meets Zumba. If you have your inner dancer screaming to be let out, this is your class. I at times felt uncoordinated but really didn’t care because I was having so much fun. Hip shaking, gyrating, salsa stepping, arms in the air fun! And even if I didn’t hit the moves perfect each time, I was still moving and shaking (and burning calories!).
When I was done, one of the owners, Chris, actually sat down with me and discussed how Page Fitness is different from other gyms. They have a program where one of the trainers will actually go grocery shopping with you and show you how to shop! They tell you what you should be eating and what ratio of carbs/proteins/fats you should be getting! We talked for about twenty minutes and I was just so impressed that the owner of the club would take the time to be one on one with a person. They are truly hands on with their business and both have credentials that would impress anyone.
The staff, instructors and owners were very friendly. The atmosphere is inviting and clean. Very, very impressive. You are going to pay more than a typical gym but you are going to receive so much more back in return. What would you pay to get the body you want?
Jessica and Chris are frequently offering group fitness classes for FREE for non-members who want to experience what Page Fitness has to offer, with no strings attached! What a great way to check out the quality of the services before you commit! They do have a Bridal Boot Camp for any brides who want to look their best on the day of their wedding!
To learn more about Page Fitness (located in Watertown, NY) click here for their website, follow them on Facebook by clicking here (this is where they will announce when they have launches for non-members to see what it’s like), or call them at (315) 786-8032.