Class Review: [Solidcore] the Michelle Obama workout

UPDATE: [Solidcore] informed me that their machines are not megaformers but patented  [solidcore] machines. (But they do look very similar to megaformers, if that’s what you’re familiar with!) I visited their website to get the 411 on these pretty ladies.

Michelle Obama’s Arms (all caps because they’re a proper noun in my heart) are enviable. I remember reading that was was a regular at a DC-based studio called [solidcore] and my interest was piqued. [Solidcore] has studio locations in Philly, the DC area and Atlanta.

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[solidcore] philadelphia

I tried to take a class on my many work trips to the nation’s capital, but as luck would have it, the studio was always booked. I was in Philadelphia for work Thursday to Saturday last week before heading to DC for a Saturday night wedding and found myself with a little time before my train. [Solidcore] has a studio in Center City, Philly and I snagged one of the few remaining spots in a morning class. (You know something is going to be good when its nearly booked solid at 8:30am on a weekend.)

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Every time I worked out last week (3/28- 4/3)

Hello! How is your week going? Last week for me was largely about taking it easy so I didn’t head to the Cherry Blossom 10 miler sore. Here’s what went down.

Monday: Didn’t work out.

Tuesday: Didn’t work out. (Cut me some slack, the week before was pretty intense.)

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Every time I worked out last week (2/29 -3/6)

Hellooooo, March!

Save for Monday (because I got in late from Miami Sunday night) I am back in morning workout mode this week. I wouldn’t say getting out of bed in the pre-dawn hours is easy, but it’s doable, so I’m doing it.

Here’s what went down:

Monday: Back to Peloton for a post-work spin class. The instructor played “Bug a Boo” by Destiny’s Child which is now the 2nd best musical moment of my fitness career. (I once heard Jai-Ho! at Physique 57 and so far nothing can surpass how much I smiled.) I was assigned a bike in the front row and eye contact with the instructor definitely made me work harder.

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Every time I worked out last week (1/17-1/24) #SNOWZILLA EDITION

Happy Sunday night, party people! East coasters, how was your snowy weekend? Did you work out during #Snowzilla? Tell me everything! (Spoiler Alert: I did)

Once again, I crushed ClassPass last week. Here’s what I got into:

PS Want to join me on the fitness circuit? Join ClassPass using this link and save $20!

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Every time I worked out last week (1/10-1/16)

Helloooo! My week-in-review posts have turned into “Here is what I like and don’t like on ClassPass.” I am getting a ton out of the membership. I joined once before in 2014 and thought the service was so/so and cancelled after a month. I wrote about that here. But this time around I’m finding spots in classes I want and I’m having a blast spicing up my workout (and saving dinero). If you’re not using ClassPass, I really recommend it.  Sign up using this link and save $20 on your first month!

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