First off, I want to thank every one of you who read Tuesday’s post. Each and every one of your comments, shares and texts about it made my day. It’s a piece of writing I’m genuinely proud of so I’m happy it resonated with you.
One of the best parts of living in a real city and not Pittsburgh is there are a TON of new gyms and workouts to try. (Side note: I miss Amazing Yoga and my monthly unlimited pass more than you could ever imagine.) I’d read about Surfset on blogs before and thought that I would love this type of workout and it would hopefully improve my surfing next time I got on a board (aka as soon as the waves out here stop being flat). Basically Surfset is kind of a mix of yoga, pilates and actual surfing moves (pop-ups, fake duck dives, etc.) on a 6-foot foam board balanced on stability balls.
Apparently Surfset was also on Shark Tank, which I know about from their website. My only knowledge of Shark Tank comes from Good Morning America which also brings me all of my knowledge about Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor and all other ABC shows I don’t watch besides Scandal.
I took the class at Sweat Republic in the Marina District, a few blocks from my house. Both instructors I have taken from have been great. The playlist is awesome and an hour is gone literally when you feel like you’ve just walked in the door. They offer a lot of great feedback and different modifications for different levels. My core and arms were definitely sore the next day.
If you’ve ever done yoga on a paddle board it’s vaguely similar. I officially haven’t done yoga on a paddle board but maybe drunkenly tried to be a show off and do a few poses on one once and promptly fell into the lake. Anyway, I have fitness class ADD and typically am miserable 10 minutes into a group fitness class but I actually look forward to Surfset.
Special thanks to my girl Kay for all the photos. If you don’t follow her blog you should really start now.
Chat with me:
Group fitness – yay or nay? Have you tried Surfset? Do you have any questions about it for me?