Yesterday, I had the chance to attend a truly awesome fitness event. The BurnThis Westside Cross Training Challenge!
BurnThis is an app that lets you book fitness classes through your phone. It’s currently available for 12 cities.
It has a few features that are really cool. It is connected with mind body, which is the system almost all studios use for online reservations, but now you can book with one password for all studios. This is a huge plus because I always find it annoying when I have to log out of one account in order to book another class at another studio. I think this will make it much easier to book all your classes for the week at one time. Also, it automatically pulls in your existing credits and packages.
Beyond this app, BurnThis occasionally offers fitness mashups that allow you to try two different workouts! My “challenge” featured a 40 minute run workout and a 40 minute core fusion class at Exhale Meatpacking.
We kicked things off with mini blueprint juices, water and kind bars and then got right into the run.
FitnessRuns coaches led the run, which was awesome!
We ran about 1 mile at a moderate pace, speeding up at the end. Then we found a big open space on the west side highway to do running drills, sprints and strength moves. It was a great conditioning workout for runners–it reminded me of some of the workouts I did with team in training. It was pretty tough, the typical drill might be sprints followed by burpees followed by recovery. By then end of the 40ish minutes, I was tired! I highly recommend FitnessRuns, it was a great full body workout geared toward runners. They have a variety of workouts ranging from 30 to 60 minutes–and a few even include yoga! The coaches were very attentive to form and really friendly. If your interested in checking it out, your first class is free and you can get 25% off your first package with the code FITNESSRUNS.
After quite a few drills, we jogged back to Exhale in the meat packing Gansevoort and after a few minutes rest, we started a Core Fusion class. It was an express class and the 40 minutes literally flew by. That said, I definitely experienced the signature barre class leg shaking!
In addition to the double workout, the challenge included giveaways from lululemon, exhale and fitness runs, pretty awesome.
I’ll definitely be attending these challenges in the future. It was a lot of fun, a great workout and pushed me to my limits.
Disclaimer: The workout was complimentary, but all opinions are my own.