This past Friday morning, in the Winnipeg drizzling rain, Mikhail and I went out to a Fit4Two exercise class. Aileen, a cute, petite (lucky girl!) mama of twins led our class. I was a bit shocked at how gung-ho all the participants were - which I suppose, is a must, if you are going to work out in the great outdoors - rain, mosquitos and all!!
Aileen has started up a Fit4Two franchise here is Winnipeg, and was offering a free class to get people off the couch and out the door. (The website is www.fit4two.ca.) So how could I resist?
We started off at a local community center by doing speed walking laps, out babies content in there strollers. (Mikhail, being 2.5 yrs, needed a few Hot Wheels and some intermittent snacks to stay settled!) Off we went to park our strollers and do a quick jog - that got our blood pumping! We continued to another community center, stopping a long the way to work lunge, squat and do upper-body exercises with the elastic bands Aileen brought along. The grand finale, before our speed walk back to our starting point, was stair-running at a local school. Phew! I had a nice sweat going! Our class ended with stretching and some core work back at the center (this part, indoors.) The hour went so quickly, and everybody had a good time and a lot of laughs. That makes working out, for me, anyways, almost enjoyable!!!
This class makes it easy to get some exercise into your busy day, and you don't have to worry about getting a sitter. You can stop at any time to tend to your little one (or little ones - one lady have 4 kids with her!) and all fitness levels can join.
Take a look at some pictures...Mikhail did some exercising too!