Pop Up!

Hi! How is your day going?

I had a great workout this morning! I don't think there is any better way to start the day than with a healthy dose of endorphins.

Okay.. yes I am one of those annoying morning people. Judge away! You can call me crazy.. all the people worth knowing are.

 I am so excited to tell you about this amazing class called Pop Up. It was started by Katie Corley, a great friend and role model of mine. Katie used to teach Pure Barre and I looked up to her so much as an instructor when I first started teaching. Now she's my role-model fitness entrepreneur! 

She started this bootcamp style workout really organically, with some of her friends right in her own garage. The workout consists of a series of  cardio interval taining with a mixture of strength training exercises sprinkled throughout.

So think a minute of highjumps and then a minute of plank work, followed by a minute of pushups and then a minute of squats... Then a minute of burpees. It’s a great change of pace for me, because I continue to keep my heartrate up, with active recovery bouts. It's different from the cardio training I do when running (the same pace and exertion level throughout basically). 

Here's Katie!^

The class I went to this morning was held at Chapel Hill Country Club.. but Pop Up classes happen all over Chapel Hill during the week. The beauty of her workout Is that you can really do it anywhere! Some of her classes are held at Progression Climbing Center, others at The Farm (pool club in Chapel Hill) and some at Chapel Hill Country Club (as shown below). 

For class we use a small inflated rubber ball, some paper plates, a resistance band, and some small weights. After holding those small weights for long periods of time, and making tiny little isometic movements they get REALLY heavy! 


This is all the equipment you need for a great work out! 

Click here to see Pop Up's website! Pop Up also hosts Pilates classes, kickboxing classes,  HIIT classes (High Intensity Interval Training) and Yoga throughout the week. You can really meet all of your fitness needs through Katie's Pop Up program. 

We move a lot in there!

Other notes about Pop Up: everyone in class is always so positive! It's a great environment to work out. I only knew one other participant, but they treated me like an old friend. Everyone seemed genuinely excited to have their butts kicked by Katie. They also offer child care! 

 If you are in the Triangle, looking to try something new, check out her website and try it out! I guarantee you won't regret it. 

Have some fun today!