It’s a class everyone of every fitness level can take, it’s a class that can be a strengthening foundation for every other type of workouts in your routine, and you’re guaranteed to have fun every time you take you take the class.
A quick explanation of RX: it’s a barbell-based class that takes you through a full array of traditional strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, chest presses, and bicep curls. Each barbell has adjustable weight plates, which allows you to challenge yourself and progress at your own pace.
More than that, as you consistently take the class, you’ll see that the format of the class changes every 4 to 6 weeks where new songs are introduced along with new exercises for each muscle group.
So if you’re the type of person who likes a little consistency in the sense that you want to feel like you’ve got the hang of something before changing it, but at the same time need change to keep from getting bored, RX could be your ideal workout.
After taking RX with Tami, I know it’s my type of ideal workout simply because I could never push myself as hard as I did in her class on my own. By the end of the first 5-minute song I think I heard Tami say something to the effect of “we just did 100 squats!” To which I thought, “that can’t be right, but that feels about right…and it will definitely feel accurate tomorrow.”
After squats we moved on to chest, back and biceps, and then returned to legs (lunges and dead lifts!), but by the time we got to triceps I was giving Tami the glare.
Thankfully Tami knows that when I start to give her an evil glare that just means I’m to the point of almost complete muscle fatigue, and although I don’t like her now, I’ll love her in three minutes when this song is over.
The other thing I loved about RX compared to other classes I’ve taken is that you’re not glued to your barbell the entire time. There are push-ups, body-weight lunges and crunches mixed into the routine, which always comes just at the point when you’re about to drop your barbell from exhaustion anyways. It’s perfect timing, really.
By the time the cool down came I was shocked to see how fast an hour flew by, even though my body felt every minute of it. And with Tami’s enthusiasm and energy while teaching, she has you thinking you could easily keep lifting for another hour, but guess I’ll just have to come back this next week to do that!
To see when you can catch an RX at your VIDA Fitness location, check out our group fitness schedule here.