POST AUTHOR: RACHEL
What a year! It's been a full 12 months now that I've been working out at Health House and I got to say, it has been an incredible experience!
I am not only healthier, but I've also pushed my body to be stronger. I've been sore more days than not and have so enjoyed the community and friendly competition at Health House. If you haven't heard of this place before, let me explain.
Health House offers two main classes, each lasting 45 minutes - Rip & Row or Ripped.
Rip & Row - This class combines rowing and weight training. It's described on the website as "a full-body strength workout combined with short bursts of intensity that will chisel and tone every muscle." Typically, the class is split into two groups. One group starts on the rowers, while the other group starts on the mats â focusing on heavy lifting with muscle specific exercises to strengthen and tone your body. Throughout the class the groups switch back and forth between the rowers and the mats.
Ripped - This class is all about building muscle! It involves lifting and weight training with no rowing. Health House describes it as focusing "on specific muscle groups to gain strength and sculpt lean muscle." During this class, cardio is typically limited and the focus is on weights, medicine balls, a Bulgarian bag or even just using your body weight. I would describe this as a more intense class.
These classes stick to this basic description, but each day has a certain muscle objective. For example, Monday might be chest and legs, Tuesday is back and biceps and Wednesday focuses on butt and abs, etc. No two classes are the same, which keeps it interesting and challenging. Each instructor brings their unique style of teaching and fitness techniques. Plus, they are incredibly motivational and genuinely interested in each person's success.
They recently added two other classes as well, including a Heated Deep Stretch class, which as you can imagine is to stretch out those sore muscles. There is also a HH Crew class, which is described as, "rowing as a crew, you will work together to achieve a synchronized stroke focused on form, stroke rate and split time." I haven't had a chance to visit either of these classes just yet, as they are typically on the weekends, but I have heard great reviews about both.
Looking back, I'm so thankful I found my fitness home at Health House. I've gained great friendships, sweated more than ever and have become more aware of how my healthy choices help me grow stronger, have more energy and keep me feeling like I can take on the day. I'm so thankful for this community and the chance to grow every time I step foot inside Health House.
If you want to give Health House a try, click here or stop by one of their locations and they can get you signed up. Your first class is just $15 and I'm betting you'll be hooked too!
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