Vancouver fitness class: Hells Bells, cont’d
What to expect of your first class:
You’ll get to use a range of fitness tools, including — as the class name implies—dumbbells, kettlebells and sandbells (i.e., soft discs filled with sand to give them weight). We were also instructed to grab Gliding discs and steps.
The constantly changing equipment mix made the class fly by, as did the dynamic circuit format.
You’ll be in good hands with the instructor Dolores — she masterfully motivated us with numerous strength and cardio segments, rotating through each bout a couple of times. The result was both time-efficient — in and out in just 50 minutes — and tiring. In a satisfying way!
If you’re timid about using new-to-you exercise equipment (sandbells, maybe?), don’t be. A guided fitness class like this is the perfect environment for testing the water. The rotating segments come and go quickly so you’re never using the same piece of equipment for long anyway.
Amanda Vogel is a certified fitness instructor and professional writer. She is also behind the website: fitnesstestdrive.com.