Recently I had the opportunity and blessing to not only meet one of my fitness idols, but also work out with her. She came to Chicago and offered a boot camp style class at Lacuna Fitness which is a training facility dedicated to helping you train like an athlete (and really makes you feel like a seasoned pro prepping for the upcoming season). So here's a breakdown of my experience...
Facility: this place is seriously phenomenal. It doesn't have that whole pretentious "bro" vibe you often get when there are a bunch of dudes lifting heavy. Don't get me wrong, there are some seriously swole folks, lifting things I couldn't even dream of doing, but it's a positive environment and they're all just trying to help each other achieve greatness. You see all levels of fitness and that's a beautiful thing. I wish I would've had some more time that morning to chat with a few of the trainers but I was in a rush to get to the museum afterwards. Check them out though, I'm sure you'll find a trainer you vibe with who can help you crush that PR, tear down a plateau or any other goal you may have.
Class: goooood Lord, Lita is no joke folks! She worked us HARD for all 60 of those minutes. We literally did.not.stop.moving the entire time. I definitely felt like I got my moneys worth that morning. We warmed up with a quick run through the alley, then headed back in to do jumping jacks while we waited for the rest of the pack to join us. We did a mix of HIIT, football style drills and even some partner exercises. My body reached a level of sweatyness I previously didn't know was possible. For reals, body was soaked and I loved every second of it. She pushed us to reach farther, dig deeper and most importantly never give up. It was the happiest torture I've ever subjected myself to. I can't wait to do it again, so hopefully she'll be back soon. Her energy is infections and ignites a fire inside you that won't burn out. That class was more than just inspiration, it was motivation to keep kicking ass. Time to get stronger!
|oh just chillin with Lita, no big deal|
|Fit Girlz Clique|
|Our whole class, we beasted|