This is a new monthly series compiling new food, fitness, products and entertainment that I’ve recently tried and enjoyed.
Fitness Bucket List – Check. For three years, ever since I read about Aqua Cycling in Vogue, I have been angling to try water cycling.
Last month I had a work trip to New York City. With no plans the evening that I arrived I decided to FINALLY check out Aqua Cycling.
The verdict, it was great but different from what I expected.
The studio was really lovely, the staff welcoming and the instructor was motivating. It was more challenging than I thought it would be on my joints. For me, the water didn’t provide as much resistance as I needed on the wheel. The bikes are fixed gear and I felt like I needed a little more resistance when peddling. Regardless, I had fun and all exercises could be modified for various fitness and experience levels. I really like being in the water and especially the calisthenics. I will also add I was good sore the next day.
I’d defiantly would go back. And, I’d recommend giving it a try if you live in New York City.
Snacks from Native Foods Cafe
Native Foods Café is America’s premier fast-casual vegan restaurant, cooking up 100% plant-based food. I’m a huge fan of their veggie burger and absolutely love their buffalo cauliflower. Recently they launched a line of snacks. Snacks with a shelf life! My favorite, the pineapple with vanilla, mint and jalapeño. Is sweet, bright and spicy. I grabbed a few for my trip to Tampa.
I’m obsessed with this show! OBSESSED. If you think it starts a little slow, stick with it, so good. Fantastic acting. It is only seven episodes with an AMAZING ending. No spoilers here. Just go watch it.
I’ve been trying to expand my scope of exercise so I tried a class at FIT36®. The HIIT training workouts take you through 12 functional stations twice, performing the movement at each station for one minute, followed by 30-seconds of rest. Creating a 36-minute workout.
I was a bit scared walking in; I’m not in tip top shape right now. Exercises can be modified (I don’t jump). It was a good workout. I like the variant of activities even the squats. I was sore the next three days. If you live in Chicago and are interested in check it out, they offer free first time classes. Check them out.