Last week, I took full advantage of my ClassPass since San Diego finally decided it wanted some (much needed) rain. All day Tuesday and Wednesday, it rained, meaning that traffic was a nightmare (SoCal people don’t know how to drive in the rain since weather conditions are perfect 95% of the time, so they just panic or drive right off the road) and I wasn’t going to be running outside.
After looking through all of the studio options, I decided on Club Pilates in Bay Ho (4901 Morena Blvd, Suite 210). It’s located very centrally, and just a short drive from my house, so I knew it would be convenient for me to get to, and I’ve also been wanting to try pilates reformer since they offered it at my old job but I never had the opportunity to do it.
I signed up for the 7:10 pm class (on Wednesday with Caleigh) through the ClassPass website, which was really easy, and got my confirmation email right away.
On Wednesday, after a terrible commute home (spent listening to Serial, so let’s be real: it actually flew by) and hanging out with Maeby for a couple of hours, I made my way over to Club Pilates.
Upon entering, I noticed how clean and bright the space was, signed in and put my shoes and keys in the cubby at the front.
Seeing the machines and others stretching on them was also a little intimidating for me, but I sucked it up and found a machine in the corner of the room.
Class started right on time and I found it easy to catch on to what we were doing based on others around me and the instructor paying close attention to everyone’s form. Throughout the class, we used free weights, a yoga mat, and the reformer machine to get a full-body workout. I only took the Reformer 1 class (since it was my first time ever doing it) so I found the class easy-to-understand, but still challenging. The next day, my arms, legs, and especially my abs were sore…a feeling that I love.
So now the important question: Would I do it again? Yes, and I plan to! I loved that we stayed moving throughout the entire class, that it was challenging, and the fact that it really was a full-body workout. It was also really different from anything I’ve ever done before, and that kept it interesting for me.
Have you ever done pilates reformer? What fitness class should I try next?