Good morning! Hello from the other side of a busy week. (For what it’s worth, I like being busy.)

Last weekend, I took a trip to the west coast to visit my best girl Natalie, who recently became a mom! I flew to San Francisco with friends Simone and Jamie to meet baby Ellie and pay her mom a visit and it turned into a really special weekend! But before we get into that, this week’s recap.

Song of the week: Alors On Danse (feat. Kanye West)” by Stromae

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Athleisure Mag invited me to try IMAXShift  a new spin studio in Dumbo. I was not paid to write this post, but I was invited to attend this event and class for free.

IMAXShift is a hip new spin studio in Dumbo. They have a unique take on the traditional 45-minute cycling class. The bikes are set up stadium-style, facing a giant, Imax screen.

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Hi lovelies.  How was your week?

Does anyone else read Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits blog? It’s on my Feedly feed, but I don’t read it every week. But I happen to take a look recently, and a post really hit home for me. I’ve been feeling a bit stressed. (I wrote about it here.)  Leo wrote about his method for dealing with stress and I thought it was worth sharing.

In other news, I want to start sharing a song of the week with these weekly fitness rundowns. Interested? Great. Let’s start right now.

This week’s tune: “I’m glad I hitched my apple wagon to your star” by The Boy Least Likely To

It’s not new, but I re-found it and re-fell in love with it. It’s upbeat and has a unique yet catchy sound.

Now for our regularly scheduled recap:

Monday: I took a class called “Endurance” at Uplift Studios. It was a fabulously fun and challenging workout. Lot’s of jumping around and tons of strength work with weights. Also, great 90s music.

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This week was a lot of fun, but now I’m pretty tired and my constitution is 90% sugar. I used up my 10 classes at ClassPass about a week before my CP cycle ended. ClassPass users, have you been going through your allotted amount ahead of schedule? Or is 10 classes per month a good amount for you?

I also have some pretty cool news. Cuckoolemon was chosen as one of Feedspot’s top 100 Fitness Blogs. Thanks, Feedspot!

And now, for this week’s workouts and some really silly photos:

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Hey guys. I wanted to tell you about a great charity event in NYC coming up on October 2. It’s called Dare to Bare and the goal is to set aside your insecurity and inhibition and workout in Union Square in just a sports bra.

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