On St. Patrick’s Day, I participated in WiO’s Green Day Burn. Having just come from a personal training session at Iron Plate Studios the day before, I was really nervous that I’d leave crippled with muscle pain. Well, boy was I right (in a good way) — the St. Patrick’s Day Burn was LEGIT!
If you’re never been to Work It Out for a class, you’re missing out. It’s awesome. I mean, who has a “locker room” that looks like this anywhere else in Hoboken?
They also have a beautiful bathroom… I couldn’t resist a little selfie just to show you the zen-like experience even in the bathroom. I mean, who has candles lit in the bathroom AND the locker room at their gym (with flowers and pebbles filling the sink). Yeah. Didn’t think so.
Of course, the gym was decked out for the holiday. We all got to wear bracelets for our workout, and the tunes were mostly Irish or green-infused and inspired songs (think: Green Day, U2, etc). It was lots of fun, and honestly, it was hard not to smile throughout the workout with the music that was playing (even though I was panting like a dog and sweating profusely).
As far as exercise goes, participants did interval training, sprints, spinning, and a host of other fat-burning exercises (including burpees — which are so hard to do but oh so good for your bod). Here’s a pic of some of the girls in action:
It was also quite entertaining to realize that the instructors grouped us by height (leprechaun style) – I was with the shorties (below, right). Figures.
Our fabulous instructors Kara & Ashley plus Kelly of WiO & Lynda of Healthy Hoboken Girl who made scrumptious kale juice and some avocado wheat bread as a post-workout snack. Make sure to check out Lynda’s healthy living blog – it’s awesome!
And here we are, taking “shots” of delicious green kale juice post-workout. I mean, it is St. Patrick’s Day after all…you have to take some sort of shot (even if it is 100% organic).
The best part? Need some gum or a hair tie for your workout? WiO’s got it covered.
Make sure to visit WiO for a fabulous workout (and zen-like exercise experience). You won’t regret it. I truly loved my time there – even with a short attention span for exercise, the 90 minute burn felt great and held my attention (and endurance) the whole time. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend part of my St. Patrick’s Day. A++!
Have you been to WiO? What was your experience like?
Written by: Jen