Our studio held a Date Night Friday night. It was a lot of fun. We Bar Method babes got to bring our husbands to experience the workout we so love. Karen taught a great class, with Ellen helping her out to correct the newbies… and it was all followed by yummy appetisers and beer/wine. My husband was not in the slightest bit interested in coming at the beginning, but he put on his big boy panties and gave it a whirl. His words afterwards? “I found it very humbling.” I don’t think he’ll be back in a hurry, but my main objective for him coming was so that he could see the studio, meet my boss and co-workers and friends, and hopefully, kind of understand what I have fallen in love with and do pretty much every day of the week! He did a great job, as did all the hubbies.
I also had a massage on Friday. It was much needed. I don’t remember the last time I had one. I usually end up waiting to get one until I am seriously hurting. My body is just tired. I went through the intense training in Austin, followed by a ski trip, and I have been suffering with some horrible sciatica pain. You know what, I think massages and spa therapy SHOULD go hand-in-hand with your regular workout. I have this notion in my head that we “fit folks” pride ourselves too much on being in good shape and having this crazy notion that we shouldn’t experience any pain. Like any great automobile…. you drive it regularly, it needs a good service every few thousand miles or so. The same should go with our bodies. The Romans had something going, you know?! All those Roman Baths? Genius, I tell you! So, I got a deep muscle and tissue relief massage…. complete with hot towels and finished off nicely with a good slathering of bio-freeze. I feel better already! And the sciatica? 90% better.
Get a massage as often as you can, workout lovers…. you are so worth it!