Vancouver fitness class: Booty Luv, cont’d
What to expect of your first class:
The hour-long Saturday class I attended was fully booked with mostly millennial women. (Also present: One guy and me, probably the sole Gen Xer).
True to the class name, you’ll work your booty nonstop – along with legs, hips and core – using a variety of tools (bands, BOSUs, bodyweight) and cardio/strength drills (standing, running, floor exercises, etc.). There were also partner exercises— a good way to work harder in the name of teamwork while making friends in class.
BTW, there is no “back row,” where shy newcomers can hide. Instead, everyone lines up in two rows facing into the middle of the room and often switching spots from one side to the other.
Introverts take note: You might also be asked to introduce yourself and share a personal tidbit—fave band du jour?—with the whole group.
We did a lot of jumping exercises to simultaneously work lower-body muscles and get the heart rate up. If you need to skip high impact because of an injury, etc., be sure to give the instructor a heads up before class so she can provide low-impact options, too.