So I had hoped to get out of this. I tried every excuse in the book: “I’m tired,” “my legs will be too tired from the 10k!,” “It’s so late and I will just want to go home!” to no avail.
I mentioned the free bootcamp class held at the Nike store in Georgetown to my roommate and she was all about it. We planned to go a few weeks ago and as the date got closer I became a bit nervous. I’ve read about the class and everyone pretty much agrees it’s one of the toughest workouts they have been through.
My escape attempts were futile as my roommate knows me well enough to call out my BS and tell me to suck it up. So after work on Monday we met up in Georgetown for smoothies and a stroll before class.
Fortunately we arrived at the store a bit early. I say we were lucky as they only let the first 100 people in the door. After that, the class is considered full and they turn people away.
My roommate grabbed a pair of shoes from the nice women working the desk and was told she could try them out for the workout and to return them afterward. I think it is really great Nike allows you to try out their gear. That’s the right way to make a sale in my opinion.
We roamed around the empty store before settling into our spots toward the middle of the pack. Soon enough the live DJ started blasting music (in a good way) and we got excited.
The class was a circuit format. 4 exercises completed 2 times through for 60 seconds each. The exercises were all body weight/ cardio-endurance type moves that ranges from the running man (seriously) to kickboxing moves.
It was painful and I was definitely humbled by the endurance level of the trainers and the people around me. But as hard as it was it was also a great time! The energy in the room was electric and between the music and the trainers you have no choice but to give it your all!
(Before the sweatfest!)
I am so glad my roommate pushed me to go. I would not have wanted to miss out! We are definitely planning to go back to the Nike Training Club workouts in the future and if you are local I definitely recommend you check it out!