Woohoo! I think I already mentioned that I was going to start instructing, but as of this week it’s official: I’m teaching SPX classes at Btone in Boston!
Leading group fitness classes has been something on my to-do list for a while now. I love creating workouts and posting them to P&I, but also wanted the personal interactions—I can’t correct your form and push you through a move you’re struggling with via the Internet. Unless I were to Skype you, which would be creepy…
Getting involved in the Boston fitness community, in addition to this wonderful fit blogging community, is beyond exciting for me. And it means I might get the chance to workout with some of you Boston-area readers!
It was about a year ago that I first took a class at Btone. At the time, I was a diehard HIIT girl—every one of my workouts had to be fast-paced and explosive and sweaty. Yoga? Pilates? Pfff forget about it. SPX was created by Sebastien Lagree and is done on Megaformers (think a Pilates Reformer machine on steroids), and involves low-impact moves done at a steady, slow pace. Walking into my first class, I was totally skeptical that this workout would be intense enough for me, which is laughable in retrospect because it Kicked. My. Ass. (and still does…every time).
I was shaking like a leaf, had to do easier modifications of the exercises towards the end, couldn’t walk up the stairs the next day—I was in love. The workout challenges my body in a way that isn’t really possible without the Megaformers, and I’ve been regularly going to classes ever since that first (humbling) day.
When I saw that Btone was looking to expand its team, I jumped at the opportunity. A group of us went through training last month (it was two full days of going through the Lagree Fitness Manual/Workbook and then a day of teaching mock classes before moving onto co-teaching with a current instructor, and Monday marked my first time teaching on my own. It was definitely a little nerve-racking at first (I think I sweat more than the students during my first practice run haha), but I’m actually surprised at how quickly I’m getting comfortable leading class. And as I continue to settle in, I’m looking forward to having more and more fun with the class and creating a really upbeat, positive environment while I kick your ass into shape. 🙂
There are three Btone locations—Back Bay, Lexington and Sudbury—with a fourth opening in Wellesley in April. I’m teaching at the Back Bay location on Newbury St.
- Mondays 6AM & 6:55AM
- Thursdays 6AM & 6:55AM
- Sundays 10:55AM & 11:50AM
Your first class is only $5, so you should definitely come check it out and say hi if you’re in the area! You can sign up HERE. Even if you can’t make it to one of mine, try out one of the other instructors or locations–I’m so passionate about this workout, and I know you’ll love it, too! 🙂
Alrighty, I just wanted to throw up a quick post sharing the exciting news. I’ve got a busy day ahead of me with a cooking class at the Seaport Hotel and book club to look forward to, but I’ll be back in action tomorrow!
Have you ever worked out on the Megaformer before?