Tuesday Legacy Martial Arts FIT class!

OK….second post of the day, but last night’s FIT class deserves its own post:)

We partnered up, and my friend Laura from Heartland Road Runners Club was there for her first FIT class experience, so we paired up.  We had a blast.  Here is a short summary of the AWESOMENESS of this class:

Run the mats

Side shuffle on the mats going right then left

High knees skipping

Running it out!

First exercise was carrying your partner down the mats and back like a fireman’s carry.

Next was vertical sit ups with your legs wrapped around your partners waist(TOUGH both ways!)

Wheelbarrows were next.  Each partner down and back.

Then we got out the medicine balls:)  Laura and I ended up with a 12# one!  Chest tosses were first, then we went to bicep curls and tri presses while your partner held a squat!

Then we did partnered sit-ups exchanging the medicine ball at the top each time.  Then came the PLANKS and push-ups!  We did them with our feet on the medicine ball, and then with our hands on the medicine ball.

To end the class, we did a count down!  Now those of you who do not know what a count down is…I am going to say, if you get to the end of your day, and have NOT done a workout…squeeze one of these puppies in:)  It is simple.  You start with 10 jumping jacks, 10 push-ups, and 10 sit-ups.  Then you do nine of each.  Then you do 8 of each.  And so on until you reach ONE!  And no resting!  Just keep pushing!

And as if that wasn’t enough….then I did an hour of Zumba!  It was a BLAST!  Small class, but it gave Stacey and I some time to work on her new songs.  One of them is called a fight song where you are facing a partner.  REALLY FUN!  Zumba class at Legacy is so laid back, that you don’t feel like a big idiot if you mess up.  Zumba is supposed to be FUN!  And Stacey Getz makes it that way!   The 500-700 calories per hour is a nice benefit too:)


Anyway…that was my Tuesday night at Legacy Martial Arts!  Full of fitness fun:)  FIT class is never the same twice, and keeps you revving from start to finish.  If you are in the Quincy area, I HIGHLY recommend giving their classes a try.  Your first week is free, and there are 3 FIT classe, 3 Zumba classes, 2 MMA classes, and now 2 Adult Jiu Jitsu classes each week to choose from.  If that wasn’t enough to sell you on the place, the people(instructors and other students alike) WILL!  The Bentley’s are the best!  If you truly want to be in great shape, classes at Legacy Martial Arts is a wonderful place to be.


I have had a wonderful week so far! Monday night was the kickoff of QMG’s 2012 Gold Medal Moves with Jackie Joyner Kersee. Who. as many of you know, is a hero of mine. She did the Pound for Pound/Biggest Loser Club segment with me last year, and we had a blast! Then we did the Back to School Help Fair in Quincy last year, and seeing her with those kids was such an awesome experience. She inspires me to be a better person, and give back to my community.

Coach Carrie Kimber also fits pretty high on my list of personal heroes. She gives so much of herself to promote health and wellness in my community. And now she is a member of Team USA for the 2012 Triathlon World Championships. Carrie will be representing the United States as she competes against athletes across the world in Spain on July 29, 2012. Carrie has also won the Women’s Master’s Division of the Ultramax Championship Series for 2011. AMAZING!

Another hero of mine ia a young lady by the name of Nicole Wilkins. She is the reigning IFBB Figure Ms Olympia. She is gorgeous, fit, and SMART! I may never step on a competition stage, but I do love to train like she does, and hope, with continued hard work, that my body will someday be even close to as ROCKIN’ as hers is:) But she minces no words when it comes to the hard work it takes to achieve and keep a physique like hers. It will not be easy, but with hard work, it IS possible:)

And then there are MANY others who fall into what I call my heroes. They may not know it, but they are people who inspire me to keep going. Those who struggle daily on their journey to health and wellness, but KEEP GOING! The workout instructors who give it their all at EVERY class to help Me be the best ME that I can be. The people who show me their support through love and friendship.

They are all heroes in my eyes, and I hope that I continue to show them ALL my respect by continuing on MY path to health and wellness throughout the rest of my life.

Too all of you….THANKS:)