Insaniacs Class Review

Insanity workout

Insanity workout

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!

Insanity Workout

Insanity Workout

Insanity Workout

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.

Insanity Workout

Insanity Workout
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!

Insanity WOrkout London

Moosh Green Juice

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.

8 Comments

  1. 27th October 2014 / 11:03 am

    I love Insanity!! That’s awesome there are classes, might try the Thursday night class in Hammersmith, come with me!! lol

    • charlotte
      29th October 2014 / 9:29 am

      Yes yes come with us on the 27th Nov. Send me an email and I’ll send you details!

  2. 27th October 2014 / 12:45 pm

    Great looking class – this needs to happen in Bristol! Loving the colourful legging apparel – can you point me in the right direction for some decent colourful leggings which aren’t too ££?

  3. 27th October 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Looks mental but i still think the hardest part for me would be getting up at 5:40am. That’s a workout in itself. I live no where near London so couldn’t get to it even if i wanted to but from the photo’s, the class appears to be made up entirely of women…….is it a female-only class or are you girls the only ones mental enough to get up at that time in the morning???

    • charlotte
      29th October 2014 / 9:27 am

      True! No they’re not female only, not sure why it was only girls at the class. You can download insanity videos online to try at home!

  4. 27th October 2014 / 4:22 pm

    I’m going to look at the schedule and see if I can squeeze in a class this week!

  5. 27th October 2014 / 11:13 pm

    I got to the last week of Insanity earlier in the year, and doing the workouts 6 times a week absolutely destroyed me! They are undoubtedly the hardest workouts I’ve ever done, and I would absolutely drip in sweat right the way through. It just got ridiculous when it got to the 2nd month and the workouts were like an hour long, and I just couldn’t carry it on with running, would like to do the workouts now and again though, but would never do the program again!

    • charlotte
      29th October 2014 / 9:28 am

      haha good to know Lauren, I’m not sure how motivated I would be to do an hour long workout at home.