Get THAT bod...
I’ve taken Todd’s classes at Fly and Barry’s (mostly Butt and Legs), but wowee zowie, I love his Full Body. I just wish he were on the schedule earlier, because 3:00 is a funky time for me on a Saturday. Then again, if I go out the night before, I can recover. The scoopage: Todd is one of the more seasoned “celebrity instructors” in NYC. And it shows. During the class, he was not only correcting form (both on the treadmill and floor), but also, he was coaching and motivating. I like that he doesn’t yell out a bunch of BS rah rah…It’s the perfect balance and “get your ass moving, but have fun and don’t freakin’ quit.” I hate those classes, especially in studio cycling, in which the instructor tells me 1,000 times that I am sexy and hot, but they couldn’t give a damn whether or not I was doing the workout right. Thankfully, that does NOT happen at Barry’s or with Todd. If you want plastic, go to Beverly Hills, and you can probably hire a PUH (personal umbrella holder) to tell you whatever you want, when you want. I hear Diddy’s guy is available.
Nope, we are serious athletes who want serious results. And results you shall see with Todd’s Full Body class. I started on a treadmill and quickly realized we were up for an endurance run, my-oh-my. Transitions to recovery were smooth, and we had a couple of sprints that were timed perfectly to the music, with great builds. I’m pretty sure Todd could get a job in Switzerland managing all the train routes, because his timing is un-freakin-believable. It amazes me how many instructors in NYC who either can’t count or don’t understand a beat. Yes, there is something to that music other than Nicki Minaj screachin’ about Patron. It works if it’s used properly, especially in running or cycling. The dude who wrote the Rocky theme probably knew that, too. And I don’t think Jaws could swim without his theme song. Sidenote: he does not talk all over the music (a major pet-peeve).
The floor set had a nice balance of upper and lower body. I tend to take heavier weights, and I stash one set of lighter weights…just in case. The intervals were long enough to fatigue the muscles, but short enough to keep it interesting. Lots of good combination moves, which I LOVE. Why waste a good lunge when you can work the arms, right? Keeps the HR at a nice level. He moved around the room a lot, checking form, making suggestions and giving praise when form was A-OK-PERFECTO. He reminded us that our core is very important for anything we do fitness-wise. Yes, my squat is pretty much a gentle knee-bend right now, because my core is so tight. I was both depressed and inspired when he demonstrated a proper squat, because I know there is no way in hell I will get there without putting in the work. Oh yeah, that’s why I am here…not just to do the easy stuff.
Survey says…? Newbies or vets – this is a rockin’ good time that will leave your body rock solid. But you gotta stick with it. Nothing in life that’s worth its salt comes easy, huh?
Read more at http://rateyourburn.com/review/1786