That’s the “promise” of Blast900, a group fitness studio that will truly push you to your max. I went to the Atlanta location on a recommendation from reader Emily and loved the workout! (Even if I didn’t hit 900 calories.) And you know I am one tough critic when it comes to fitness.
The class takes place in one small room: two walls are lined with treadmills and the middle is filled with decks that serve as your workout bench and stair step. For the hour, you do intervals on the treadmill walking, jogging, or sprinting on different inclines according to your fitness level. On the floor you do squats, step ups, presses, and crunches with HEAVY weights because you don’t have time to do a lot of reps.
You never have to guess what to do because the instructor is leading both groups naming specific inclines, speeds, and weights. It’s AMAZING how she is able to keep track of it all! An assistant will refill your water and help you along the way.
Overall, it’s a killer workout if you push yourself. You are ultimately in control of your speed and weight so you have to be honest with what you choose. For those of us who are in really good shape, this is a great exchange for your cardio day. Moderate to beginners will find it serves for a cardio or lifting day.
Thanks to Emily for the intro and instructor Cathy O’Meara (one tough momma) for the butt-kicking workout.Tweet this!