The Biggest Buzzkills In Your Group Fitness Class
June 4, 2015
The Biggest Buzzkills In Your Group Fitness Class
by Minsun Park

  Loud music, tight clothes and hard, sweaty bodies bumping up against each other, it’s no wonder group fitness classes are the new happy hour. Whether you’re getting killed or killing it, you want your workout hour to be a time when you take a break from all the other stresses of your day. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, class clowns don’t stop in high school, and they can be the biggest endorphin buzzkills if you have a close encounter. Do you recognize any of these? THE LOUD TALKERS Whether they’re on their cell phones or gabbing with each other, if they ran their legs half as fast as their mouths, they would be in killer shape. THE BATHROOM SQUATTERS Read More

The Five Stages of Dying at Barry’s Bootcamp
January 15, 2015
The Five Stages of Dying at Barry’s Bootcamp
by Minsun Park

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. These are the five emotional stages a person goes through when faced with impending death. I go through these same five stages every single time I go to a Barry’s Bootcamp class. Even after two years, I still get the butterflies before class because you never know what the workout is going to be (Dirty 30? Dynamic mode? Burpees? Drop down sets?). But what I do know for certain is that I’m GOING TO DIE. But death isn’t necessarily a negative thing. Old ideas, old habits and old, limiting beliefs about yourself have to die before a new, fitter you can be reborn. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy or painless. Change is scary Read More

Fit World Problems
October 9, 2014
Fit World Problems
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How lucky are we that we that have the time and money to work out regularly? But that doesn’t mean we don’t complain. In fact, we have a whole new set of things to complain ABOUT. These aren’t just First World Problems, they’re Fit World Problems. How many of these apply to you? 1. You are always hungry. Always. 2. You go to legs/butt day to create awesome legs/butt. Subsequently can’t use legs/butt for three days. 3. Skinny jeans are no longer an option because of #2 (see above). 4. You spend all your money on protein powder until you don’t have enough money to buy foods with actual protein. 5. You’re up 36 hours straight due to too much Read More