If you read my blog Urban Foodie Finds you know that I recently got engaged! I’m sooo excited, and also have a new found motivation for losing weight and getting in shape! I’ve been doing the couch to 5K program to get back into running, so the timing was perfect when I was invited to try Equinox’s new precision running class.
A few obligatory ring pics:
And back to the class….
About Precision Running:
Created exclusively for Equinox by David Siik, a track & field record holder with a degree in biomedical science and chemistry, Precision Running is based on a unique method of interval training called Balanced Interval Training Experience, or B.I.T.E. This precise running formula mathematically strikes a balance between aerobic and anaerobic forms of interval training and allowing runners of all abilities to run right, hurt less and burn more.
By balancing all four core principles of running: speed, incline, duration and recovery, Precision Running’s has three distinct results: the burn, the build and the body. It’s long been accepted that high intensity interval training destroys calories, but with the balanced approach (B.I.T.E.), the class’ unique design torches calories without putting a strain on the rest of the body. The class also helps build skill, confidence and endurance over the course of time resulting in a strong, long, lean runner’s body.
Unlike running on the treadmill alone, Precision Running is a high energy and exciting group running program that incorporates socializing and exercise into the hour-long class. The benefits are a high calorie burn in a short amount of time, with calculable data collection that provides runners with personalized specifics to help improve records and reach individual goals. For more information, visit www.equinox.com.
My Experience with Rachel at Equinox, Franklin Street, Boston
I was a little intimidated by the 50 minute long class, having only run about 25 minutes at a time as part of the couch to 5K program. But, this class is geared towards all levels and you can definitely go at your own pace!
The class takes place in the main cardio area of the gym, you just plug your head phones into the treadmill and you can hear the instructions.
You start with a five minute warmup, and then do a mix intervals of running and recovery (which can be walking or jogging) at different inclines. You never run for more than one minute at a time, and the total amount of running is probably around 15 minutes. Like I said before, you set your own pace, and I burned about 450 calories running 6.3 at my fastest!
The class ends with 10 minutes of abs and stretching, and there were some great stretches that were new to me and I definitely plan to use in the future!
Overall I loved this class and thought the instructor Rachel was excellent. Currently it’s limited to 9 people, and it’s been full every week since they started. I would seriously consider joining Equinox just for this class.