Today I attended the Group Power class at the YMCA in Rye NY. I love the workout, it hits every muscle and is a total body strength training workout. I promise when you leave your muscles will be fatigued.
I am attending a workshop this Friday to get certified in Group Power and I can’t wait to learn more about the program, and of course to teach the class once I complete the certification. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Group Power the class is always set up in the same sequence:
Warm-up, Legs, Chest, Back & Legs, Triceps, Biceps, More legs, Shoulders, Core, & Stretch
There are a few modifications I have to make while pregnant. During the chest press exercise on the step box, I angle my step so it’s on an incline. This keeps me from being completely flat on my back. For the leg raises on the step box I do not lower my legs to the floor, I keep them higher, which places less stress on the core. I also choose lighter weights so I am not pushing my body to exhaustion.
I forgot to mention the music, it’s awesome! The workout is choreographed to the music and its upbeat which pushes you through the workout and keeps you motivated.
To find more about BTS Group power visit their website Body Training Systems, they offer tons of different classes and you can try them out at most gyms.