Power Sculpt Signature at Power Sculpt Fitness
  • December 18, 2012
  • Class title: Power Sculpt Signature

    Studio: Power Sculpt Fitness, 3119 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Class Focus: High intensity interval training that tones and gets your heart pumping

    Cost per class: $15 ($7.50 for express sessions like Core, Barre, TRX, Tabata, Bootcamp, Yoga & PSF)

    Money saving offers: 

    • Free first class. Be sure to register first.
    • $94.50 – 5 Express Classes & 5 Full-Length Classes
    •  $150 – 10 Express Classes & 10 Full-Length Classes
    • More packages here

    Who should take the class: 

    • Anyone looking for a hyper-intense, non-stop sweat-fest

    The Fab Fit take:

    From the second the instructor (also owner) Heather kicked off the class, you could gather the go-to moves for her students’ physiques: push-ups and squats. Between sets of squats and push-ups, we often worked two muscles at a time, which resulted in squatting AND biceps curling.

    We used props to up the intensity of every move including 2 lbs. weights, 7 lbs. weights, a playground ball (foursquare sized) and a small ball.

    The class hit every major muscle group. Our arms and shoulders were screaming as we did shoulder press after shoulder press. Just when I thought I couldn’t lift my arms one more time, we switched to lighter weights and kept going.

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    Between rounds of planks (I counted at least 4), we bench pressed in bridges and alternated between pressing and pulsing in a bridge. Throughout the class, there wasn’t a wasted second setting up or preparing for the next move. This was a straight hour of work.

    This class was a challenge, but throughout the sweat-fest, Heather offered ways to modify to take each move up or down a level. The kicker and a testament to the intense class: we worked so hard, we steamed up the mirrors of the studio.

    Tips:

    • Get there early! This class fills up  – and for good reason.

    The verdict: This is a fantastic way to burn some calories and start your day (I was there on a Sunday Morning)

    Date/time taken: 12/2/12

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.