Remember my top five wedding dress workouts post? Well, I have one more to add to the list and it might be the best. I had been going to Body by Simone for a bit but it started getting tough to get to the location (26th and 11th), especially when it was too cold to bike there. I emailed my friend, Denise, because she used to train with Tracy Anderson (you can actually read her testimonial here), and asked her if the Tracy Anderson Method was really an amazing workout…but she said that she’s doing a new workout, AKT in Motion.
AKT in Motion was started by Anna Kaiser, who is an amazing person that exudes confidence and energy when she dances and is the sweetest dance instructor I’ve ever met. I went to a class with Denise and it was absolutely amazing! Right now, Anna is renting out space in Tribeca while her studio is being built in Soho (which will be finished sometime next year). The Saturday classes are an hour and a half and you do a total body workout – intense cardio, weights, abs and lots of butt work. The class starts with learning a dance routine mixed with jumping jacks, weights, and stretching. By the end of class, you take turns in groups going over the dance you just learned. It’s an empowering class and is also really fun – and you can lost up to 800 calories per class!
Anna just got married (as in, over the weekend) but I was telling her that I would love to do a wedding program for both my engagement photos and my wedding. She was head over heels over the idea (especially when she asked me for my current fitness and eating routine and I explained to her how I don’t work out and I was trying a diet that was really unhealthy) – and immediately told me to sign up for a month of classes. I’m going to attend classes 5 times a week (I just finished my first week!) and I’ll be reporting my progress here. We took measurements and photographs last Wednesday – I’ll post them once I get them from the trainer. I’m really excited to write about my progress here – toning up and getting healthy the right way!