Hardpressed is no joke.
It's amazing what the body can accomplish in 30 minutes. If you think you don't have "time" to workout, you should try Hardpressed. You're in, work your body out until exhaustion and then you're out and can get on with your busy day.
I love trying new workout classes and visiting new gyms/studios in Chicago; I was super excited when Jeana Anderson of aSweatLife told me that their next #sweatworking event would be a Hardpressed Conditioning class.
I didn't really know what to expect before my first class. Note to self: do not take pre-workout before Hardpressed. Your heart might explode. Lesson learned, Kathy. 😁
The small class was broken down into three groups, with each group performing three exercises on rotation (see photo above). Most of the exercises were 60 seconds on with 30 seconds of rest (felt like 5 seconds...). We would end with 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off to really exhaust our muscles before moving on to the next exercise. I savored every second of rest. If you think you're working out hard now, think again.
Her Favorite Exercises:
- TIYR Pulls
- Treadmill Sprints (around 10 mph)
- Battle Ropes
The assault bikes and sleds are what got me. I can honestly say I've never pushed myself that hard. But, it made me mentally and physically stronger and I can't wait to go back for another Hardpressed Conditioning and Hardpressed Strength class.
Love trying new classes but not ready to commit to your Class Pass subcription? Check out asweatlife.com for more #sweatworking events. 💁🏼
Photos by aSweatLife