I discovered Kazaxe, pronounced ka-za-shay yesterday, and I am addicted. Yes, already!
I have been finding it hard to get out of bed and go running in the mornings. The last time I ran or did any form of exercise was in February. Many months before that, I was already stepping over my precious dumb-bells when I got out of bed. Those were strategically positioned by my bed, but they were failing to attract me to lift.
I mentioned in this post and this post from last week that I am adopting a few action steps to help get my life back on track. One action step I mentioned in this post was getting back to reading, and another action step is getting back to exercising. However, I have been yearning for a different way to exercise, because working out at the gym, lifting weights and running can get repetitive and boring. I was and still contemplating Crossfit. Danielle of Breakfast at Toast raves about it, but I was yet to gather the time to do some digging into it. I am also still looking to start yoga and/or Pilates.
Last night, my friend and I tried Kazaxe, and we loved it. It is aerobics based workout to dance music from top 40s, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Soca and every fast dance music in the book. My friend's co-worker recommended it to her, and she did not want to go alone. I decided to go with for her first class after much haggling, guilt-trip and pressure, but I am glad I caved in. It is a fun way to exercise. It only cost me $5 to determine if it was worth my time or not. I am sold.
We opted for the 7:40 pm class, and got there for 7pm. True to her co-worker's testimony, the line to get in was long. Everyone was there to Kazaxe: young and old...male and female. I was nervous, because I had not worked out in a long time. One hour after, we had not taken a break (I ran out to fill my water bottle for like a minute), we were drenched in sweat and having fun. The music was loud and kept us excited throughout the hour long class. We and more than 100 people brought sexy back and two stepped our way through squats, sit-ups and lunges. Arms, chest and abdominal exercises were also constantly incorporated. If nothing else, I'm certain my butt would thank me. There is an intense amount of squats and booty exercise to make my mother shy. After what seemed like an eternity, I looked up at the clock and discovered we were just 20 minutes in, but every part of me was begging for mercy. I do commend my friend and I for engaging through the entire hour, but we did slow down on how we extended ourselves on and off. We were not trying to win a freaking award. :)
After class, I approached the creator and teacher, Asuka Boutcher, and she is a pretty friendly and approachable person. She is also ethereal beautiful with a banging body, if I must add.:)
I had mad fun! It is exactly what I have been dreaming up and looking for in terms of exercise routine. It only cost $5 a class, and you can buy a package (several available) and even share with a friend. You can get a 30 classes pass for $100, and if you go three times a week, you are good for two months and two weeks. Beats any gym membership for me. In addition, the passes never expire! Be gone for a year, and you can slide right back in with your old unused passes. No questions asked.
You all know what to get me for my Birthday on Sunday, July 29th! If you missed it, A 30 classes pass for $100. :)
We are going back on Thursday, and I will be taking pictures.
If you live in the DMV area, you should try a class. Visit the website!
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