So, today, we did "HIIT." AKA High Intensity Interval Training. AKA my worst nightmare. And I feel...good?
HIIT is the kind of class where, if you make it through, you feel like you can do anything. I mean, there's a definitely a moment (for beginners, at least) where you'll feel like you might pass out, but it passes, and with it comes the afterglow of achievement.
It's hard. I'm not going to lie to you. Like, not just hard for beginners, but hard for the seasoned vets that take the class weekly. AJ doesn't mess around, and she will push you to your limits. But there's something really liberating in the discovery of boundaries you didn't know you had. I thought I'd hit my wall halfway through the class, but somehow, I made it to the end. A huge part of that had to do with AJ. Another part had to do with the buddy system.
AJ splits you into pairs, where you switch off doing sets of exercises. She picks two cards with specific exercises on them, then rolls some dice to determine how many sets you need to do... reps varying based on the number of sets. Ex: if she rolls a 1, she'll make you do 25 consecutive burpees while your partner does push-ups...and your partner can't stop until you complete all 25. You don't know motivation until you realize you're the cause of someone else's suffering/sweating.
The class is an hour long workout, and you'll be worked the whole way through. Definitely come out and break a sweat!