Yes you have to be a little insane to willingly get up at 5.40am in the pitch dark to exercise outdoors in the cold.
But it can be so worth it!
This Insanity workout pop-up was organised by the lovely Tanya and held in the very trendy Kingly Court (also located conveniently about 12 steps from my office!). The weather co-operated with us, unlike for the Tuesday class who got drenched. I was worried about being cold, but warmed up within minutes, throwing off my jumper and sweating a lot!
We wore wireless headphones that pumped out a great playlist, and through which we could hear Tanya giving instructions during the class. We started with a warm up, that was hands down one of the hardest warm ups I have ever done. We completed 3 rounds of 6 moves of 30 seconds each, with a 30 second break between each round; jogging, double scissor runs, mummy high knees, heismans, jack flys & shuffle taps.
Our first block of high intensity intervals were focused on plyomentrics and endurance, completing 3 rounds of 2 minutes on, 3o seconds off. We completed ski downs, frog jumps, single leg burpees, and tuck jumps. At the end of the round we completed a 60 second power move which for this round was power lunges.
Block two focused on strength and balance. We started with spider lunge chest presses which were hard. I can tell I’ve focused mostly on legs recently and my arms are so weak! Next up we completed mountain climbers, squat hops, tricep dips to single leg balances for 3 rounds of 2 mins with 3o seconds off. The power move was a walking press up to squat hold- talk about muscle burn!
We finished off the workout with a quick stretch. The 30mins flew by, and although it was a really tough workout that had me questioning my fitness levels, I really enjoyed it. Check out the bags under my eyes despite being awake for over 2 and a half hours!
Moosh treated us to fresh juices to refuel after the workout, complete with fully stocked goody bags. I tucked into the chia seed flapjack immediately.
If you want to try one of Tanya’s classes she runs regularly in West London- check them out here. Charlie and I are definitely going to try a full 50 minute class soon.