Missy and I went to another free class at the Monkey Bar Gym this morning (her first, my second) - Body Power, which is a strength class, instead of Boot Camp, which is a cardio class. I was less impressed. Don't get me wrong - my muscles are certainly sore, but the class wasn't as fun and the instructor wasn't as good. There was no clapping, laughing or encouragement between the attendees (except for the crazy woman that wanted to watch me do the pike), and the instructor was the kind of mumbly undergrad-ey guy that I dislike having in section. Missy wants to go to a Boot Camp class to see what I was raving about though, so she and Spice may have to coordinate a visit.
I learned that slow squats with 30-lb weights and a five-second pause are a fantastic exercise, and one that I'll be doing at my regular gym now that I'm out of free passes to the MBG.