Well today I tried a new thing…
Les Mills cxworx
I do not recommend it.
It is half hearted at best made duller by crappy unenthusiastic instructors who were at best demotivating!
(One of them was the same woman from my failed Zumba attempt… you know the one…it made me write this)
I may sound harsh…but after welcoming us to the class and assuming we were beginners and handing us 1kg weights with no questions about prior exercise, not asking us if we had any injuries, the very first exercise we did was one that if taken too far an seriously hurt your back!
Then they got the descriptions of what was higher intensity and lower intensity the wrong way around!
This was all before the end of the warm up!!
For those of you who hadn’t heard of it cxworx is supposed to be a 30 min high intensity core workout which uses your whole core and posterior chain.
It really fails on all counts!!
I went to this class with a friend from work who has done no exercise before, a genuine complete beginner, she rarely even walks if she can help it.
She didn’t like the class either, she found it dull and awkward.
She says she will ache, and I can see that if you have never exercised before, some of the moves would do something for you. After all, anything is better than nothing and every little helps!
We both left with the feeling that it felt like a warm up and never got going!
Suffice to say, we will be finding a different class next week!
After this almost workout…I went home and did Insanity max 30 Tabata strength 😀
Now that is a 30min high intensity work out 😀
I had put most of it out of my mind after Tuesday, but while doing this I remembered why my shoulders have been aching…so many v push ups!! Sooo many!!
Still awesome and still working! I maxed out at 7:15 30s longer than Tuesday 😀
Considering the first round of Tabata is completely made up from various insane versions of the burpee, I am surprised I managed to improve at all!!!
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Totally agree on CXWorks – but to my gym’s credit, they don’t recommend it as a standalone; rather to do it immediately following another cardio program like BodyCombat. I did, and I still didn’t like it. 🙂
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That might make a tiny bit more sense, but I can’t see me liking it even then!
The patronising instructors didn’t help!!
The instructors I had weren’t annoying but the class just didn’t do it for me.
To be honest I think it would have taken spectacular instructors to make the class good!!
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