As I continue to train for the Big Sur marathon and other "mini" races I've signed up for, cross training is becoming more and more important. Running this morning I realized my core was more wiggle than stable and my arms were getting exhausted. I've tried classes at the gym and am a fan of a few; namely FlyWheel and Bar Method, but beyond these I can't get myself through an entire class. On weekends the hardest thing about trying to do a class is getting out of the house - with a run I can get on my shoes, go out the door, and be back in 45min. With a class there's drive time, prep time, etc. I want badly for the boys to be athletic (they have the energy for it), and I think it's important to lead by example. With running the boys see my races and see me going out the door - now I want to do stuff with them.
Introducing online classes ... I came across EMG Live in a recent Fast Company article, and I have to say I'm hooked! I can cross train and be with the boys - win win.