Team Workout

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Guest blogger Emily here: Working out as a group is better than working out alone. My team got together for a team workout at Bodyquest Gym in Blauvelt, NY and it was a very different experience than working out alone at home on my elliptical.

The Fit Friends (Maria, Marjory, Daout, Basil, and Me) @ Bodyquest in Blauvelt, NY

The Fit Friends (Maria, Marjory, Daout, Basil, and Me) @ Bodyquest Gym in Blauvelt, NY

Our instructor, Robin, led us through a kickboxing aerobic class, and it was intense. We worked out at a high intensity for 30 minutes without stopping. Being in the class with my 4 teammates and an instructor, I did not let myself stop. While it was hard, and I was exerting myself harder than I usually do, I pushed through it and felt great as a result. Working out at home is another story. I will go non-stop for 20 mins, until I really start to feel it, and then I come up with an excuse to get off — I need a water, the dog is in the way, I have to go to the bathroom, etc. I always get back on, but I have not yet completed 30 minutes consecutively. Being in the class, I didn’t even consider stopping! I was thirsty, but not enough to stop the workout. I think I need to workout in a group setting more often!

The Fit Friends during the workout.

The Fit Friends during the workout.

Bodyquest Gym, 582 Route 303, Blauvelt, NY, 845-680-0254

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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