Are you ready for a 45-minute total body workout that will blast your booty, back, chest and core while kicking up your metabolism for the day through a mix of strength moves and cardio intervals? Join me at Equinox Pine Street from 6-6:45a every Tuesday and Thursday and Equinox Market Street from 12-12:45p every Wednesday for BODY CHALLENGE. This class is free to Equinox members. No advanced signup required.
I also teach PURE STRENGTH at Equinox Market Street Fridays at 12p. The format focuses on big strength lifts (heavy squats, deadlifts, presses, pull ups) at the 2-8 rep range for 4-6 sets. Recovery times focuses on core and accessory work. If you're looking to gain true strength (without necessarily bulking up) in a fun, team-building format this is the class for you.
Sign up is required through the Equinox app.
What to Expect
You can expect an efficient and effective total body workout in every class. We will focus on compound, multi-joint movements that hit all the big muscle groups to maximize caloric burn and build functional strength. The meat of each class will consist three lower body, three upper body and three core circuits which we will progress three times each. Within each circuit we will hit three variations of a move including strength, endurance and HIIT. So whether you want to get stronger, leaner or increase your endurance (or all three) you'll be set.
Is This Class for Me?
All ages, body types and levels welcome and will be challenged appropriately. No gimmicks, crazy tricks or dangerous moves here. Just solid programming backed by years of personal and group training experience and science delivered by a passionate coach (me!). If you have an acute injury please consult with a medical professional to get the ok to workout first. If you have a non-acute injury or issue I can almost always work with you and change movements as needed. Safety of my students is #1.
What Should I Eat Before and After Class?
It depends on your body and your goals. Some people simply can't eat this early in the morning. And some people specifically don't eat before an early workout because they are intentionally fasting. Decide what works best for you. If you skip breakfast and become light headed or dizzy in class consider trying a piece of fruit with nut butter (apple and almond butter for instance) or a smoothie to get some good carbs and healthy fat in before class. A little coffee is fine before class, but please drink plenty of water before, during and after class. Post workout you'll likely want to load up on protein, fruits/veggies and a little starch. Checkout this post for more info on pre- and post-workout nutrition.
Should I Warm Up First?
I will lead each class in a 4-minute dynamic warm up to prep your body for the day's program. The warm up will include specific muscle activation and joint mobility drills. If you have time, it would be a GREAT idea to foam roll and perform any specific warm ups that are part of your normal pre-workout routine (foam rolling, dynamic stretching, etc). Here is one of my favorite dynamic warm ups if you need some inspiration.
About the Instructor
JJ has been helping clients and leading boot camps at Equinox Pine Street since 2013. Read more about JJ's story, checkout what his clients say about him and get a list of his always expanding certifications and specialities.
Contact me. I'll see you in class!