I recently did a great studio fitness class, but I elected to not sign up for a membership at this time because I got to thinking I could build that concept out myself at home. I mean… I’m missing the “group” part of the class. But I’ve at least got equipment to hold the class for myself.
Using my Aaptiv app, I filtered the treadmill classes to find ones that were 25-30 minutes long. After reading through a few of them, I chose one that had speed intervals and incline changes that seemed sufficiently challenging. I saved that to a new list in the app to keep track of the workouts I’m flagging specifically to mimic this type of class. [Sign up for an Aaptiv trial!]
Then I looked through the strength workouts, filtered to ones that were about 20 minutes. I found a few that seemed interesting to me so I saved those to my new list.
When it came time to workout, I hopped on the treadmill to warm up for about 5 minutes then I started my official treadmill workout from Aaptiv. The one I selected had me increase my incline with each song change and we did 3 “sprints” during each interval. So by the end, I was running at a 6% incline.
Then I hopped off, wiped my face off a little, took a swig of water, then selected the strength workout I wanted to do. This workout had me doing 3 different strength moves for a set amount of each time with an “active recovery” time where I had to do high knees or mountain climbers. Not quite the same as rowing intervals, but still kind of mimics the idea of strength with cardio bursts.
At the conclusion, I could have selected a stretching class from Aaptiv to cool down as well. I didn’t… I just did a couple of really quick stretches and got cleaned up. But it was an option! Also, I felt super accomplished at the end and it all took less time than it would have to drive to a studio, wait for class to start, take the class, then drive back home.