Thanks to my friends at peerFit, I can scratch partying on a rooftop off my bucket list now. Last Sunday, peerFit and Fitz Koehler hosted a rooftop fitness party in Hyde Park Village. After running 12 miles earlier that day, I should skipped out I was primed and ready to go.
A sizable crowd arrived on the roof to get down and funky with fitness, but we had plenty of room on the roof to spread out to shake our moneymakers and spontaneous jazz hands.
To offer a taste of a variety of fitness programs, different instructors took turns leading the crowd. The instructors’ high energy and enthusiasm about their classes encouraged us to keep moving.
Since I’m mostly a mother runner, I loved sampling a taste of the different types of group fitness classes that area vailable, but CXWORX totally kicked my butt. My sad attempt at a few planks every day didn’t even come close to prepare me for the beating the CXWORX core work-out delivered. I was sore for days. And I loved it.
Admittedly, I’m a runner because it’s easy. I can just get up and go. I don’t have to constantly watch an instructor to see where to place my feet and follow along. Although in more ways than one, there’s strength in numbers in a group fitness class. The instructors push you. They stretch you out of your comfort zone. Their enthusiasm is contagious and every participant succumbs to it. Plus, if you don’t keep moving, someone will grapevine right over you.
After an intense cardio work-out, we cooled down with some yoga and the long stretches were a welcomed sight.
Word on the street says peerFit plans to host monthly rooftop fitness parties and I hope that’s true. But next time, how about some butler-served smoothies and protein bars at the party?