Fitness Friday

October 21, 2016

HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m yelling because I’m especially excited for the weekend. It’s felt like a longer week than usual without Liam so I’m excited for him to be back with my tomorrow. It’s his last swimming lesson of this session and I’m hoping to take him to do something fun to celebrate. Then on Sunday the amazing Tawnya is coming to spend the afternoon with us for some photos.

Let’s talk about fitness, shall we? This week Jess and I headed to our second stop in our Where to Workout in Red Deer series, 30 Minute Hit. 30 Minute Hit is a women’s only kickboxing/boxing circuit workout. I’ve ton a couple cardio kickboxing classes and it just hasn’t been my jam so I went into this thinking that I wasn’t going to enjoy it. Let me tell you, after three classes I changed my tune. I’ve been in a terrible mood this week as a result of personal stresses, hormones and the dreary weather we’ve been having but it’s greatly improved after spending half an hour kicking and punching my heart out. On top of that, I wake up every morning feeling like I was on the receiving end of those kicks and jabs so I know that I’m getting an amazing workout.

Sunday Runday – 5k with Mary



30 Minute Hit intro session – this is mandatory for all new members to learn the moves done at all of the circuits. It’s about half learning and half working out.

30 Minute Hit – this was the full meal deal. I worked myself into a sweaty mess!

30 Minute Hit – I woke up dead. Absolutely dead. My core, shoulders, arms, everything hurt. I didn’t think I’d make it through another circuit but somehow I did. And I felt amazing after. I did pop into Bond Nutrition, to pick up some new BCAA’s to help with muscle recovery. I’m realizing that it’s quite a shock to my body to go from home workouts to a week of something totally new and Jonathan from Bond has helped me find a great product that will not only aid in my recovery but give me a bit of an energy boost during my workouts as well.

30 Minute Hit
I’m also toying with the idea of hitting up the yoga and beer class at the brewery if there’s still room.


Make sure you stay tuned for the full post about what to expect at 30 Minute Hit in the next couple weeks. I’ll go into more details about how the studio and the circuits work. In the meantime, you can find me in the bathtub soaking in Epsom salts to soothe my aching body. Or practicing my roundhouse kicks because those things are super cathartic.

Have you ever tried boxing or kickboxing? 

What was the last new fitness class you tried?


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  • Reply
    Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales
    October 21, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I haven’t done kickboxing in over 2 years but I loved it when I went! Punching stuff is just really fun and so empowering. Now that I’m done marathon training I really want to try some new fitness classes!

    • Reply
      October 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Ya! Interested to see what classes you hit up!

  • Reply
    October 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Lori, one of the owners of 30 minute hit, used to do my nails. She is so lovely, I miss her haha.

    • Reply
      October 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      She is fantastic. I have absolutely loved working with her this week!

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    Emily Andres
    October 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Hold up. Yoga and beer in the brewery?! At troubled monk?? Must have more info…

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    Ange // Cowgirl Runs
    October 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I always appreciate a gym that gives an intro. I think it’s so important for peopel to know correct form and what something should feel like.

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      October 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Absolutely. There’s a lot of technique involved with boxing obviously so it’s necessary to have the intro class. They recommend sticking with this for at least a month to get the hang of it because it is so technical and hard to learn at first!

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    October 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve never done a boxing/kick boxing class. Sounds like it was a good workout though!

    Can’t wait to see your pictures! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • Reply
      October 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Definitely add it to your list of things to try!

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    Kris @ Canadian Girl Runs
    October 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Lookin strong sweetheart. Love all of these cool workouts you’re doing!!

    • Reply
      October 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks friend <3

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    Brie @ A Slice of Brie
    October 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve never done a true kick boxing class like this (with gloves and the dummies, etc), just cardio style “kick boxing”. I would LOVE to do a class like this though! Looks so fun and I love a good cathartic workout.

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      October 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      I had never done one either, just the cardio kickboxing like you, which I really disliked. This was so much better!

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