Friday, January 15, 2016

An Xtreme challenge at work

This week, I started a fitness program at my office called Xtreme Revolution. It's free and includes nutrition counseling as well as 30-minute classes Monday through Friday lead by our two on-site trainers.



Each day is a different kind of workout:

Xtreme Cardio & Conditioning -- High intensity interval training that includes a variety of cardio circuits intermixed with muscle conditioning work. Each 10-minute set includes four different exercises, completed for 30 seconds each. Rest for 1 minute, repeat 3 times. There are three sets total.

Xtreme Body Sculpt -- Includes a wide range of strengthening equipment to target upper body, lower body, and core muscles. Each 10-minute set will include five stations at 30 seconds each, repeated three times.

Xtreme Attack -- Small group team challenges in competition which consists of relay races, fitness minute to win it games, obstacle courses and more.

Xtreme Plyo and Agility -- Involves jumping, bounding, and other high impact exercises that focus on maximizing the stretch reflex of the muscles. Each five-minute set will contain four exercises where you complete as many rounds as possible. There will be two sets, completed two times each.

Xtreme Recovery -- Stretching and static strength moves which help the body recover after a hard week of work.

It's been a really hard week of workouts. Day 1 wasn't so bad, but I'm a cardio junkie, so I figured it wouldn't be. Day 3 was more fun than fitness. Days 2 and 4, however.  Whew. They were rough.

I will have more thoughts about the pros and cons of working out at work later on in the program. I was also measured at the start of the eight weeks and will be measured again at the end. I'll be sure to share my results.

Have you ever been a part of a fitness program at your office? Would you if one was offered?

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Last week's workouts
Friday: Off
Saturday: Yoga at home
Sunday: Off
Monday: Xtreme Revolution Cardio & Conditioning + 1 mile on the treadmill
Tuesday: Xtreme Revolution Body Sculpt + 1 mile on the indoor track
Wednesday: Xtreme Revolution Attack + 20 minutes of running on the indoor track
Thursday: Xtreme Revolution Plyos


4 comments:

  1. You go girl! Sounds like a great program and a good perk.

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  2. I think it's so awesome that they're doing this. I have mixed feelings on these kinds of things, even though I do wish my job would do something like it.

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  3. That sounds crazy! haha But it's really cool that your office offers this type of fitness opportunity. For a couple of years, at my school, one of my fellow teachers started doing a Zumba class one day a week after school. It was so much fun. There were rumors that a local YMCA was supposed to offer classes in the building this year, but that never happened and the ball was dropped. It's a bummer because it was so fun!

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  4. This would be so ideal. In Alaska, there was talk of a group like this where I would be the teacher, but that's a lot of extra time/effort to get in a workout. Here, a lot of people belong to running clubs and they do their workouts at 5am...no thanks.

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