Whoever says upscale has to be snobby has never been to Uplift Studios! I love this place. Every time I go, I feel so welcome. The studio is like a girl’s retreat, it’s set up for sweating, relaxing and socializing–and often a cocktail or two.
Let me give you a brief tour!
Personal Training Area
Comfy Chairs with Mags+Books!
Plenty of Membership Options
Bathroom Stocked with supplies and Lockers with locks!
Small Group Studio not pictured–use your imagination
Last week, Dori invited me to a Fit and Flow class, which I was really excited about because it’s on my fall fitness must try list. Unfortunately, I put the wrong time in my calendar and got stuck at work to boot, so I arrived 45 minutes after the class had started. Oops. Rather than make me feel like the ditz I sometimes am, I was invited to either stay and hang out with the ladies or to take the next set of classes. I ended up briefly chatting with Dori, Missy, Ashley and Mariell and hopping into the Guns and Gams and Hardcore classes.
Guns and Gams was a 30 minute class focusing on–you guessed it, arms and legs! We started standing with 5 and 10 lbs weights. The first few sets focused on standing combination exercises, like lunges and curls and one leg deadlifts. Then we moved to the floors for exercises with the magic ring and exercise ball. Most of the exercises were pretty much what you would expect from a strength training session, nothing crazy or exotic.I liked that we never did the same thing for more than a couple sets, so I never got bored, in fact I couldn’t believe when we are on to the next class. I also really liked the instructor, since the class was only 6 people, we got lots of personal attention and form correction–which I always need.
Hardcore a 30 minutes ab class. We spend most of our time on the ground with a mix of pilates and class ab work. 30 minutes of ab work is tough! I was definitely suffering through some of the sets, but again the class went fast overall. I also definitely felt a little sore over the next couple days–score.
Overall, I liked the classes, and loved the instructor and the studio itself. The classes weren’t as unique as some boutique studio classes tend to be, but they definitely served their purpose and worked the intended muscle groups! I definitely want to go back and try some of the other classes as well. The Workout and Wine classes are genius because it’s the perfect girlfriend time activity.