Hi guys! How’s it going? Happy Wednesday 🙂 Between work and my own workout and teaching, Wednesdays are long days, so I’m always happy when I’m leading the cool down in my class because it means it’s all downhill and easy after that!
Before we get into the workout, I have a few wedding-related questions for you:
- Do you know of any photographers that you think I should look into? There are so many out there that are fantastic, but also super expensive. While we want good pictures, we are trying to be smart with our planning and vendor search so we are open to newer photographers who are looking to get more exposure. Any suggestions (new or seasoned photographers) are greatly appreciated!
- Band or DJ? I know bands are more expensive but I LOVE to dance and want people dancing all night and I feel like bands tend to get a better dance crowd going. Thoughts? Know of any good bands or DJ’s that are worth looking into?
thanks in advance!!
And now for the workout…. My schedule is finally allowing me to get back into more consistent training. Yesterday I even went into the scary part of the gym: the heavy weight lifting area with squat racks and benches and all of that stuff. Even though I know what I’m doing (for the most part), it’s still a bit intimidating to navigate my way around that area of the gym because it’s not a place I venture into very often. Once I figured out where everything was, I loved it- well, besides the nasty guys who think it’s OK to stare and check me out- what the heck is that all about?! It’s so disturbing and as much as I try to ignore it and avoid eye contact at all cost, part of me wants to say something.
Anywayyyyy. This workout was done in the area of the gym I AM super comfortable with: the UXF Zone area with the turf, battle ropes, KB’s, TRX, etc. I threw in some combo moves, singular moves and a little cardio. The battle rope/KB/weighted sit-up finisher was killer!
Here’s a video demo of the first set: https://instagram.com/p/9wJSXJvWyB/?taken-by=burpeestobubbly
The next set goes like this: grab a set of weights and keep them by your side as your lower into a deep squat. As you rise, do a bicep curl and then press the weights up to an overhead press.
If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me or do a quick search on YouTube 🙂
Questions for you: What part of the gym intimidates you? How do you push through that feeling? Do you notice that guys are disgusting in the gym by the way they think it’s totally appropriate for them to check women out?
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Since you guys are getting married in NH, I totally recommend our wedding DJ — Mike Mahoney. He’s in Southern Maine but I’m sure he covers NH too, and he was AMAZING. He kept the crowd on the dance floor all night and he was so incredibly lovely to work with. I would recommend him 1000x over.
As for the gym — oh no that’s no good that the guys in your gym were kind of creepy! I used to be intimidated by the weight room, but I think that the comfort in there just comes with time and confidence. Now I love it, and I think with my “resting bitch face” I tend to stare guys down if they are giving me a creepy vibe — intentionally or not. Just try to walk around like a boss, get your work done and get out, don’t worry about the creeps, if they’re so busy staring then they’re not working hard enough anyway!
thank you for the recommendation! We are thinking band but if that doesn’t work out I will definitely check him out- I think it’s so important to get a good recommendation for a DJ! And really all we want to do is dance all night! Yeah- the guys at my gym can be super creepy. I totally agree that confidence will come with more exposure in the gym. I have a resting bitch face the entire time at the gym and dagger eyes, but some guys just don’t get it! But you’re right- the creeps are the ones who aren’t working hard enough 😉
I used to be intimidated by the heavy weight room but I got used to it. I’ve never had creeper guys there and I think it’s because our guys are pretty respectful, since I’ve never seen them creeping the younger, hotter ladies either.
I had a horrible creepy guy at an old gym and after my complaints to management weren’t handled appropriately we switched gyms.
I think the more I visit that area the more I will feel comfortable. Most of the guys at the gym I go to during lunch break are cool and not creepy, so hopefully it was just a fluke day!