Ever done a Power Music Group RX class? I got the opportunity to try out RIP20 and I was SORE! Check out my full review on the blog!
Power Music Group RX Review: RIP20
I was given the opportunity to review a Power Music Group RX product through my partnership with FitFluential. I received a program to try in exchange for a review/social share. As always, all opinions are my own!
Good Morning and Happy Friday!
Today is shopping day, but I wanted to hop in for a few minutes and share a little review with you! I don’t often talk about my group fitness classes on the blog, although I did give you a sneak peek into one of my classes last summer. Since then, I’ve switched up my format (and dropped 3 classes.) to be: a stacked workout and BodyShred workout. I enjoy that format quite a bit, but I personally tend to get bored with workouts, even if I switch up the moves.
When I saw the opportunity to work with Power Music and review one of their programs, I jumped at the chance. I use their playlists on Spotify occasionally for my group classes, when I want to switch things up!Switch up your Group Ex Class with @powermusic RIP20! #fitfluential @fitfluential… Click To Tweet
Now, even though I teach group ex, I don’t think I’m like the typical instructor, as I do more time based workouts, as opposed to music based. In between making sure people are doing the moves correctly, offering form queue’s, doing the workout myself and keeping time, I get too off track to focus on the music. Anyone else?
Power Music’s RIP20 is a workout, with a series of moves, set to music. I’ve never done BodyPump, but I’m pretty sure this is a similar format. I was a little nervous when I saw the choreography list, but it all made sense once I did the workout for the first time. The workout includes ten tracks light up your muscles and challenge your coordination and balance with new exercises and periodized patterns. We know I’m all about incorporating balance and stabilization movements into my workouts!
The first time doing this workout, I was able to get through it pretty easily. I’d been taking some time off working out and this was one of the first workouts I did once I got my workout mojo back. My biceps were on FIRE the next day! I had that hurt so good sore feeling. Each track focuses on a body part and includes tempo changes, which really helps to work the muscles in a different way. I also LOVED that isometric work was included. That works your muscles in a way we are not always used too.
Related: Workout Progressions
The first class I taught with this workout seemed to really enjoy it. I got a few ‘are you serious, don’t make me do any more!’ faces. Personally, I found it a little hard to teach, because like I said above, I’m not used to keeping time for the whole workout. I know if I practiced on my own a few more times before teaching, it probably would have been much easier. The second class that went through this went much better! Even if I got off beat, we still did the same moves that were included in the song circuit. Here is a snippet of my favorite song and circuit:
Overall, I enjoyed the songs and the moves in this workout. We don’t have barbells at my gym, but dumbbells worked just fine. It was nice to not have to create a new workout for class. I enjoy doing that, but sometimes I just get a mental block and can’t seem to think of anything fun and exciting!Review of @powermusic RIP20! #fitfluential @fitfluential #PowerMusicGroupEx Click To Tweet
As I’m starting my new job in the next week, I have a feeling I might be purchasing another program through Power Music to teach in my classes in the next few months. One less thing for me to spend time planning each week! If you are interested in trying out a program, even if you aren’t a Group Ex Instructor, you can get 20% off any program until May 4 with code FF20!
The Hubs and I are having brunch with his parents this morning. I’m taking a sllooow day today and I can’t wait. Plus, this afternoon, we are finalizing the details for our Cruise to Bahamas in July!!!! Can’t wait!
So, tell me:
Have you ever done a Power Music Group RX class?
What are your favorite types of Group X classes?