Return to CBC


I’m a liar because yesterday I said I would be back later, and well, I was NOT back later.

Don’t be mad.

Last night marked my return to Corpbasics.  For any new F&F readers who may not have heard me talk about Corpbasics (CBC) before, it is a fitness and training club in Somerville that I joined… over a year ago now!  My instructor friend at Oak Square, Liz, convinced me to help her out with a kickboxing demo at the Somerville Mayor’s Fitness Challenge in 2011 since I took her class regularly.

A month later, I signed up for the studio.  A month after that I certified to teach Cutz & Kix and now teach it regularly at the Y.  For more info on CBC and what it’s all about, click over to this post!


Anyways, I have been on a little CBC hiatus for over a month.  For a couple of reasons:

  • My hip was really bothering me, and I didn’t think it was smart to add on any more classes a week than I was already doing/teaching.  Honor your injuries, right?
  • I went on vacation.
  • Before I went on vacation, I was spending my free nights apartment hunting with Tim.
  • After I went on vacation, I was spending my free nights getting acclimated to my new Group Ex Coordinator position at the Y which entailed a few extra meetings, etc.
  • My workouts have been more focused on the eight week virtual bootcamp program I signed up for.
  • I was working a floor shift at the Y on Monday nights, which really only left me Wednesday nights at CBC.  6:30-8:30 on Wednesday nights when you teach at 6:00am on Thursday mornings is TOUGH!

And not really an excuse because of course I can get myself over to CBC, but… what happened to the party bus?!  I miss it.

Needless to say, now that my Monday night floor shift at the Y is NO MORE (hooray for an extra free night!) I have my choice of a bunch of awesome Monday night classes.  Ashley teaches Cutz at 5:30 at the Y, Ed teaches 6:30 Spin at the Y, Christina teaches Perfect Lines (a 30 minute barre class that focuses on lower body) at 6:45 at CBC, and Andy teach Kix at 7:15 at CBC.  Lots of my favorite classes to choose from again for Mondays!

Oh and!  CBC was also just voted #1 Kickboxing Class in Boston on the Boston A-List for the second year in a row.  Woop!


Have you ever had to repeatedly miss out on a favorite exercise class or favorite workout routine because life just got in the way?

Extra exciting Two A Day Tuesday tonight!  Liz and I are both teaching our OWN classes, AND can stay for each others, AND we have a special guest!!!  🙂

Unimportant Things + Starred Links

Hello, friends!

Haven’t been blogging as much this week, still trying to get caught up on life.  For now, I’ll catch you guys up on what I’ve been doing, quickly.  Really, it’s not that interesting….


— Got served at physical therapy.
— Got fantastic news at work (still being secretive, people.  In due time…)
— Hit a crapload of traffic driving from Canton to CBC.
— Made it just in time for Cutz.  Ended class with 360 ab pulses.  Yes, 360.  Nobody is ever allowed to moan and groan in my class when I do the ab ladder.  Ever.  Again.


— Taught Circuit.  Holy full class!!!

Here’s the workout:  Warmup, Stability Ball Cardio, Sweaty Stability Ball Circuit, Hop Combo, Repeat Circuit, Floor Work, Cooldown/Stretch.  All outlined below, take and use in pieces or all together for your own workouts, and let me know if you need further explanations on any of these moves!

— After Circuit, 9-5 at work.  Anything I want to say about it I shouldn’t on my public blog.  So I won’t.  Even that is too much.  Moving on.
— After work, made a giant tuna and avocado salad wrap and headed to the mall with Trina.  Needed to do a bunch of returns because I panicked about how much money I spent in Colorado last weekend and thought that if I returned some clothes I recently purchased it would make me feel better.  But then I bought underwear.  And ran into Ashley and Bethany in Forever 21!  That was random.


— Just got in from teaching Cardio & Core at 6am this morning.  20 minutes Cutz, 20 minutes Kix, 20 minutes floor work.  Boom.  Workout done.

— Iced coffee made.  And this is where I’ll be planted all day, working from home.

— On today’s agenda, besides work items:  clean the bathroom, pay bills, meet with the new health and wellness director at the Y, maybe see an apartment later, and a grill date tonight.

Starred Links

Gotta run, but I’ll  leave you guys with some links of possible interest.  These are links I’ve starred in my Google Reader over the past couple weeks.  Thought you guys might like them too.  Enjoy!

What have you guys been up to the last couple of days?  Any links you would like to share?

Happy Friday!

Working Out for a Good Cause

Working out always feels extra good when it’s for a good cause, doesn’t it?


This weekend we hosted the event at the Oak Square YMCA, and it was a success!  Corpbasics founder Andrew Haynes, along with various Boston area Corpbasics instructors, lead a two-hour Master Class on Saturday to raise money for Reach Out.  Reach Out is a program at the Y that raises money to send kids to camp and promotes family health and wellness.  I love it!

The master class consisted of about 45 minutes of Cutz, about 20 minutes of floor core work, and we finished up with Kix.  Different instructors took turns teaching different songs and/or routines.  This was fun for people to have the chance to put names to faces and get a feel for all the different teachers.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of us all working hard, even on a beautiful sunny summer afternoon!

Corpbasics Cutz

Corpbasics Kix

Corpbasics Core & Floor Work

And you gotta love Liz for taking this goofy one of me!  Of course I played along though.

For the full album of pictures, click over to this link!  There is also a clip of videos posted up on my Facebook page if you want to check that out too.  Especially the awkward part where I run back to my spot after taking some pictures for everyone.  Just click here!

Thank you to the FABULOUS instructors who volunteered their time and skills, and thanks to all the folks who came to work it out for a good cause!!!  You were all wonderful!


When’s the last time you worked out for a good cause!?