Let me tell you, these classes kick my tail (and my abs!). The first one is Gut Cut. It's a class that focuses on your core, so it's just abdominal work for an entire half-hour. One of the slightly easier things we do is something called a Russian Twist:
Okay, I admit I don't ALWAYS do it with my feet in the air. It still works your obliques with feet on the ground, I promise. However, whenever they say "Russian Twist," I can't help getting this atrocity of this 3OH!3 song stuck in my head.
The Drill Bits class is the one that constantly kicks my butt though. It's basically sports conditioning drills, reminding me of my days as a sub-par JV soccer player. Do laps, jump rope, push ups, bear crawling, wall-sits, etc. I haven't seen suicide sprints at this class yet, but I fully expect it one of these days.
One thing about going to these classes at the gym is that they actually have guys in them. The other classes I've been to have been all female, to the point where I told B that they should have a "Boy Box" with tinted-out windows. That way, B can participate in Step/Zumba/Kickboxing/whatever, and not feel like the odd man out. Kinda like the cry room at church, right? I really think he'd enjoy Step Aerobics if he got over the stigma [he thinks is] attached to it.
However, what I noticed about having guys in the class (especially Gut Cut) is that they WHINE. And these are the big tough Navy and Air Force guys (and perhaps even some Marines!). But, man, what a bunch of wailing babies!
Have you taken any interesting classes lately? Or heard a grown man whimper for his mommy?