A few months ago, the ladies from Physique 57 sent me a copy of their book, The Physique 57 Solution. It’s based off the moves that the founders learned as professional dancers that gave them the long, lean look. The classes are hugely popular in New York and during my next visit there (nothing planned, unfortunately) I really want to take a class.
So, having never taken an in-person class (or even watched the Physique 57 DVDs), I was curious to see how I would do with a book-only explanation of the workout. I finally gave it a try tonight.
It did take some time reading the exercises and looking repeatedly back at the book to make sure I was doing the exercises correctly, but I was able to move through the routine pretty smoothly. Especially since parts of it are just repeating sequences. (They do recommend in the book that you get familiar with the exercises before doing a workout. But uh, I didn’t. 🙂 )
After about 15 minutes in, I was dripping in sweat. Granted, my thermostat is set at 74 and it’s pretty humid today, but I was definitely feeling the burn too. My thighs and booty were trembling in the “seat” section. And a few exercises, I couldn’t even do. Maybe my form was off, but I’m pretty sure I just didn’t have the glute strength to complete them.
I like that there are a couple different workouts and I like that the moves aren’t like anything I’ve ever done before. Variety is a good thing – both for boredom and body changes. And I’m gonna go ahead and say that I’m gonna like the results. Because I have a feeling my lower body will be burning in the morning.
I’m definitely going to try the workout again. I’m curious to see how quickly I’ll start seeing results – it’s a 2 week plan and I’m generally pretty skeptical about workouts that promise results X amount of time, but I’m hopeful I’ll see some changes soon.
(Disclaimer: it comes with a diet plan with is part of the 2 week plan, but I’m not going to follow it. However, I do eat pretty similar to what they recommend anyway – not a lot of processed junk or added sugars. Their diet includes meat and dairy though, which I don’t eat.)