Even though my weight fluctuates 5-8 pounds, I pride myself on staying active 5-6 days a week. I include free weights and 3 days of HIT (high-intensity training). So when I arrived for my class and they suggested using a 3-8 lb weight I guffawed to myself! Two days after the class, I was still feeling the effect in every one of my muscles. It was no laughing matter... just ask Mr. Silver! :) Don't get me wrong there was nothing in the class (which is geared toward low impact and is pilates based) that I could not do... with a little coaching on my form. It's the fact that I was working my muscles differently. Did I mention my muscles shaking at the end of class? Well, they were! The HSM method promotes a safe and effective approach combining different modes of resistance plus stretching and focuses on the strength of the spine and the power of the core.
Alas, the core. I don't know about yours but that is where I need work. I have lower back issues and tight hips which I understand are all related to the core. The class was exactly what I needed for a kick start or maybe a kick in the rear. I need and want to get myself into my best shape ever and plan to commit to the program. I live 35 minutes (an hour in traffic) from this studio and cannot make it to class 5-6 days per week but I can commit to working out on my own using the HSM online videos and streaming. This will allow me to use the program based on my schedule and offers flexibility. I plan to stick with this for 3 months and at that point see how I feel.... and look. I will keep you all posted!!