Tonight, I decided to try something new. No swimming. No biking. No running. Instead, I went to "Nightclub Cardio". This is a fairly new class and there was even an article in the Houston Chronicle about it a few weeks ago. A friend of mine went to the class several weeks ago and had a great time, so she invited me to come along. Lemme just say, this class is very popular. When I tried to go on-line to register, the classes for the next several weeks were sold out. Tonight's class was the 1st class available.
When I arrived at the nightclub, I noticed there was a wide variety of women there (and a handful of guys too) - very fit, not so fit, large, small and everything in between. The class started a little late, but eventually the lights dimmed and the class got started - but the fun colored club lights and Michael Jackson videos on the big screen were on. The instructor was full of energy and got everyone warmed-up and pumped...unfortunately, I couldn't understand a word she was saying on her microphone, but that was okay. Honestly, if you're very fit, this may not be the workout for you. It isn't a really hard core, kick your ass kind of workout. It's aerobics with a dance club twist. There's a lot of jumping up and down with arms flailing, a lot of booty shakin', with some squats thrown it. During the "Maniac" song from Flashdance, we all did the running in place thing from the movie. There was even a "Soul Train Line" to the song JT/Madonna tune "4 Minutes" - yes, I even took a stroll down the line!
My take on it? If you're new to working out, this is a good workout that might be somewhat challenging. I'm not sayin' I am a super-athlete-fitness-goddess by any means (or even close!), but I found myself wanting to go workout afterwards. Really workout. Then again, it was my 1st time...you can probably make the workout more intense by getting into it more. I will say, it was a damn good time and yeah, I might do it again. :-)