I really despise the gym.
But my anxiety of living somewhere new was beginning to get the better of me, so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. I would get outside and get active.
Enter Cuerpaso Beach Soccer Boot Camp. I came across this group exercise class via a Groupon and bought a 10-class pack for only $75. It’s become one of my favourite ways to exercise. Not only do I get myself out of the house, I soak in all that good vitamin D with a view of the ocean. It’s just distracting enough that I never check my watch to see when class will be done.
The class is mainly made up of ladies in their 20s and 30s, with the occassional guy. Classes run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM and 6 PM in Santa Monica. We usually start with a warm-up where we roll the ball around with our feet before breaking into more challenging soccer drills to work every muscle in our body.
For the last half of class we usually partner up and do a lot of running to get our heart rate up. You push yourself as hard as you can and if it ever gets to be too much, you can always take it easy or sit out a drill – there’s no pressure. Which I really like since I’m just getting back in the swing of things. Continue reading