Over the weekend I had the opportunity to try TI Surfset Fitness at TI Fitness Training with Blog & Tweet NH. Janine and Allie created this wonderful group as a way for us to get together, have some fun and help spread the word about local NH businesses.
I first heard about Surfset Fitness back in January when the founders of the company were on Shark Tank. I had never watched the show but had heard some buzz that a local NH company was going to be on. Immediately I thought the idea was awesome! Surfers do have crazy lean physiques after all. Balancing on a surf board engages your whole body in ways that you just can’t get elsewhere. Like everyone else, the ladies of TI Fitness were interested and got right on bringing Surfset to Manchester.
Christine started the class by doing a demo of the core moves. Contrary to the name, this is not a surf class, but rather a total body workout based on the surfing philosophy. The foundation of the class is working on high intensity movements on the board and off. In addition to the board we would be using kettlebells, jump ropes and body weight moves to rev up the heart rate.
After that, it was go time! The first step up on the board was awkward. If you’ve ever worked out with a BOSU or balance board you know that it’s wobbly. You definitely need to engage your core and keep your knees bent to maintain balance. Once my brain realized that it was less than a foot to the ground, I felt comfortable. Within a few minutes I was DRIPPING with sweat. We moved quickly from planks to squats, to hoping over the board, pushups, paddling out, kicking the shark, squat thrusts and then more planks.
The class was high intensity and very energetic. We used every muscle in the body. Despite getting our butts kicked, the time went by fast!
Before I knew it, an hour was up! We all collapsed in a puddle of sweat. Christine worked us hard and showed no mercy…I LOVED IT!
I highly recommend you check out TI Fitness Training if you are in the Manchester area. If not, look for Surfset classes sweeping the country. You will not be disappointed!
Have you tried Surfset?