* thank you ATHLETA for sponsoring this post. All opinions and experiences are my own *
working out with girlfriends is way better than being by yourself
When Athleta challenged me to join their #UpForAnything campaign with a friend, I jumped at the opportunity! Not only is their mission to ‘ignite a community of active, healthy, confident women and…empower them to realize their limitless potential,’ their clothing is line is chic and comfortable and the challenge was to try something you’ve never done before! Who doesn’t love exploring new things?!
But, at first, I was stumped by my quest. There are hundreds of fitness studios in LA, however finding something exciting and different proved to be a tad difficult. However I soon remembered an episode of Made In Chelsea: LA where they worked out on surfboards and realized WE HAD TO DO JUST THAT!
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
Studio: SANDBOX FITNESS
Location: 13557 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Price: $10 (for your first class, $22 per class)
Instructor: Katie Seigel
Class: As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, Surfset ® mimics the physical demands of surfing including balance, strength and cardio. Surfset ® is a total body workout that challenges your balance and stabilizer muscles to create a lean and strong physique.
As for my friend joining the challenge, I brought along the amazing Paige! Paige and I met over 2 years ago at my first BBG event in LA. We are totally those girls who met on Instagram 😉
Now per our usual promptness, we arrived exactly when class started instead of 15 minutes early like normal person should. I’ve been told that optimistic people are ALWAYS late… However our instructor, Katie, was phenomenal and helped us get register and ready within minutes of arriving and we were off to the races, or ready to hit the waves.
OVERALL: Music was awesome. A bit of everything from old school to present day to even Sir Mix-a-Lot Baby Got Back. The class was CRAZY HARD. But very much worth it! A huge part of the course was balancing. Honestly I sometimes had to simply forgo the actual workout move just to focus on not falling off the board!
RECOMMEND: Most definitely! It’s so different from anything else I have ever done and they have lots of different classes at the studio too! From TRX-style to Sandbox Barre.
I’m so happy Athleta challenge Paige & I to try something new! It definitely made us push our limit and once again remind us that we are stronger than we think.
While January is coming to an end, I cannot wait to keep the mentality of #UpForAnything for the next 11 months as well! It’s just the beginning and I have so many more exciting dreams in mind of 2018, however the only way I’m going to be able to achieve them is with a mentality that my dreams are limitless!