Studio Poise: Week 3 and learning to trust my body

Disclaimer: I was given an month of unlimited classes in exchange for my honest review. This is not a sponsored post.

I can’t believe that I am already blogging about my third week at Studio Poise. If you missed them, check out weeks one and two.


My week again started (errr ended?) with Pound Fit with Emily. I literally added my name to the wait list for every single class that fit in my schedule, so whenever I made it off the list, I jumped at the opportunity to take the class. Friday was no exception, the class was once again wonderful. The music was loud and fun to workout to. Emily kept the energy up and happy. I was working hard but I was also having fun.



Saturday I took my first ever Zumba class. That class is no joke, mad props to all of who do that 2 or 3 or even more times a week. Basically Zumba, if you haven’t taken it, is a series of dances sequences. Each song has specific dance moves and these songs are in multiple classes. I suppose if you go 2 times a week it might become easy to catch on.

I ended up towards the back in this class and in retrospect this was probably a good thing. I was able to not only watch Danielle but also the other students, and that made it easier.

I took Zumba again on Tuesday evening. I usually hate taking evening classes, but I enjoyed Zumba so much that I didn’t really mind that it was at night. It was also early enough that I could get home at a reasonable hour. Tuesday’s class I was in the front and I actually found that a bit more difficult. Whenever Danielle took a break or watched us or faced us I lost my focal point and sometimes forgot what I was supposed to be doing.

Overall, I really enjoyed Zumba, I found some of the sequences extremely difficult, but others were very easy for me to catch on. I loved that the music wasn’t all latin, not that I hate latin music, but it was fun to put a song that I know and love along with some serious dance moves that were making me work.

The last thing is that for this class you are supposed to wear clean indoor sneakers. I had a pair of Under Armour sneakers that hadn’t made it into the outdoor rotation yet, and I had worn to the gym a handful of times. These were actually very uncomfortable so for Tuesday’s class I wore the sneakers that I wear to Achieve, and they were almost perfect. Because of the grippy bottoms they weren’t as smooth as I would like, but I had no foot pain post workout. I would definitely invest in a pair of minimalist sneakers for this class if I make it a part of my regular rotation.

I was supposed to take Piloxing yesterday (Wednesday) but I never woke up on time. I remember my early alarm going off. I usually have three alarms, the first one wakes me up, the second usually gets me out of bed, but sometimes it takes the third. Regardless, I heard the first, I thought that I hit snooze, but then I woke up at 6:20 am. Nick said he didn’t hear any alarms and I don’t think I turned them off. (I think that maybe I turned them all of with the initial alarm) Class had just started and I could possibly make it, but I realized how rude that would be. I am signing up for this class for my last week because even after last weeks disaster and yesterday’s issue I truly want to try it.

FYI: Studio Poise’s missed class policy is if you are an unlimited monthly member you pay $10, if you just pay by the class then you lose that credit.

This missed class made me realize something that I think I have been missing. I believe that because of the cost of the gym membership and my goals I sometimes don’t listen to my body and take a must need rest day. Now that we are on the path of trying to get pregnant post-miscarriage I realize I need to listen to my body more than ever. I am trying to not beat myself up over a missed class, especially one that I was really excited to try, because it was what my body needed.

How do you deal when you miss a gym class?

10 thoughts on “Studio Poise: Week 3 and learning to trust my body

  1. I used to take Zumba with a few friends…the biggest workout was all my laughing!!
    I beat myself up too but I think it is important to remember to rest…especially if your body is telling you to! There are days when my alarm goes off and I turn it off and go back to sleep. Then I proceed to spend the rest of the day trying to figure out how I’m going to get that workout in. I really need to think more about why I was so tired. I agree though to be kind to your body. The miscarriage was NOTHING YOU DID but I can understand wanting to take it easier. :-)

    • I loved Zumba way more than I thought I would, I used to love dance classes so I am not sure why I thought I would hate. I am glad I had this opportunity to try this because I think I would’ve gone an entire lifetime without trying it.

      My husband is constantly telling me that if I missed my alarm then I probably need the sleep. Even my doctor agreed. I think sometimes, especially in the blog world, it is easy to think you made the wrong decision when you see everyone else’s workouts.

  2. My momma was a huge fan of Zumba! I tried it once and quickly decided it wasn’t for me… I’ve played sports all of my life and have good eye-hand coordination, but I have two left feet and I’m an awful dancer :P I would have been in the back of the class too!

    • Ha, we are such opposites, I have better eye foot coordination, aka I played soccer. The back was so much better, even though some routines means I end up in the front lol

  3. i’m with carla on this one!!! i’m proud of you for not being too hard on yourself about missing that class. ESPECIALLY given your current goals. and great job on trying zumba!!! i’m really proud of you because it takes a lot to let go of anxieties about group fitness classes and all the more so with zumba. and an evening workout too – look at you! it’s really great to try all these new things AND try them at diff times of day.

  4. I resisted the Zumba fad for sooo long but once I gave in I literally could not look back! I am not crazy coordinated but I love the moves, the music and the fact that no one takes themselves too seriously. ;) One of the toughest classes I’ve done is Danielle’s Zumba Toning Saturday mornings – holy mackerel! Love your blog, can’t wait to read more of your adventures. :-)

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Samantha! Danielle’s class is killer. I’ve done back-to-backs with it too, phew, I was wiped after that.

      I can’t wait to check out your blog!

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