My trainer, Amanda, is also an incredible yoga teacher and an absolutely kickass class instructor. She had an awesome class at Uplift called Warrior Fight Club that combined boxing drills with yoga for a fantastically sweaty and stretchy experience (sadly, it ended when Uplift switched to their two-classes-only format).
Don't take my word for it, the class was incredible. Amanda knows how to get you sweaty and sore. She was the 2008 Golden Gloves boxing champion, she knows what she's doing. Check her out in this recent Well + Good post!
So I am extremely psyched to get to offer my blog readers a FREE class with Amanda! She has generously agreed to do an outdoor boot camp class targeted at runners that will focus on core and lower body strength, finishing with some great stretches for runners.
We'll be meeting in Amanda's backyard on the Upper West Side, so you don't have to worry about tourists gawking at you in the park as you do a sweaty burpee and/or fall into "child's pose" (AKA praying for mercy).
After the class, we'll refuel and rehydrate with some healthy snacks and drinks, while chatting with Amanda about strength training, yoga, and anything else you might want to ask her! Like how she can do such an awesome side plank...
Amanda has also started teaching yoga in her backyard, and you are welcome to stay and attend her 4:30 PM yoga class at a discounted rate of $15 (bring a mat if you want to stay!).
It should be an awesome afternoon of fitness, food, and fun! AKA the important things in life.
Runners' Boot Camp with Amanda Rose Walsh
(non-runners welcome, too!!)
Saturday, June 29
Upper West Side
(location will be emailed to attendees)
This event will be CAPPED at 10 people so the sooner you RSVP the better (see below form). Please note that I do not know how to close the form after 10 people, so you are only confirmed if you get an email saying you are confirmed! I will keep a wait list in case additional spots open up.
And if it rains, we'll hold the class on Sunday!
Please RSVP by June 27!
BONUS: Fun Fact! Ever wondered why burpees are called burpees? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, they're "named after Royal H. Burpee, [an] American psychologist. The original usage was Burpee test, in which a series of burpees are executed in rapid succession, designed to measure agility and coordination." (source) There's your fun fact for the next cocktail party you attend!