I finally got back to the gym.
My typical schedule is BodyPump (i.e. strength training) on Mondays and Thursdays. Tuesdays I don't go to the gym. Wednesdays is boxing - or, when I procrastinate enough that I have to box on Saturdays, I either do a spin class or do my own thing on the bikes. Friday I either do Zumba or an abs class - although so far in 2012, this is only theoretical.
My Monday and Thursday classes haven't changed in two years - until now. This session, my Monday class is unchanged, but my Thursday class has moved from an hour to 45 minutes, and they've added a new CRX class afterwards (for another 30 minutes). Many of the people in my pump class stay for CRX. Last week, I stayed as well.
CRX is an ab/core workout. It's only half an hour - if you can use the word "only" in reference to a 30 minute ab class.
The first week, I had trouble following the instructor, so this week I moved up to the front of the class. It was definitely easier to follow - not such much easier to do, but easier to follow.
The surprising thing about this class is that there's no stretches afterwards. I guess that in theory you're supposed to stretch on your own.
(In practice, I forget about it long before I reach the shower.)
I haven't decided whether I'll continue with this one. I'll probably give it at least one more week before deciding.
16 hours ago