Oh hey what’s up hello. (Yes I’m still into that song.) This week I slowly eased back into running. Nothing fancy, I maxed out at 2 miles, but I’m back in business. I also tried out a new studios on ClassPass.  Let’s dig in.

Monday: I tried a Powered class at The Movement, a new-to-me studio in Flatiron. The couple who owns the studio actually went to my sleep-away camp (Camp Green Lane: Where happiness counts!). The teacher Sarah Starkweather was fabulous. I arrived a few minutes late (eek) and she helped me set up quickly and even took the time to inquire about injuries. This class was barefoot, but there was still a bit of jumping, which I’m not ready for. But Sarah helped me modify. It was a unique and solid workout.

The Movement

Morning motivation from The Movement

Fun Fact: The Movement donates $1 per person per class directly to the National Brain Tumor Society.

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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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Hi friends!  Happy New Year!

I want to thank everyone for all of the love that was delivered around the Bravo post. I was so excited and surprised to be included in their list fitness gurus to follow. Definitely check out the other four bloggers on that list, there are some pros on there.

I am back from a 12 day trip to Colombia. We hopped around the country, visiting cities, small towns and beaches. Unsurprisingly, Matt and I had an active trip, and I’ll fill you in on some of the fitness highlights over the next few days. But first, for our regularly scheduled week – well two weeks- in review.

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It’s not a secret that I’m scared of the dark.  (And if it was a secret, it’s not anymore.) In the winter months in New York, there is just SO MUCH DARK. According to the iPhone weather app, the sun rose at 7:13am today and will set at 4:30pm. That is way less than 12 hours of sunlight. Which brings me to the point: if you run in the winter and you have a desk job, you have to run in the dark (whether that means morning or night).

I am in a severe “I hate the treadmill” phase, so I aggregated some ways to play it safe and smart while running outside in those pre-dawn or post-sunset hours.

1.  Run with a friend. Four feet are better than two. As much as I love a solo run I feel safer when I’m not alone on a dark or isolated running path.

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Mile High Run Club. Revolve Fitness. Roy Alexander FitCamp. Flex Studios.

Thanks to ClassPass I tried four new classes this week, and liked them all.  Here’s what went down.

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