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A mishap with my iPhone’s time setting led me to a Body Pump class at FirstHealth, and I’m thankful it did.

I showed up to FirstHealth Fitness Center prepared to take a 30-minute CSWORX strength and conditioning class, but found a group of ladies gearing up for Body Pump instead.

You use your bench as a base for chest presses, regular push ups and tricep push ups. Tricep push ups are incredibly difficult, BTW.

I didn’t think too much about it, and with the help of a friendly body pumper, set up my bench.

Body Pump combines a series of weight lifting movements to give you a full-body workout that gets your heart rate going.

The class I stumbled upon was designed for beginners, so the instructors, Sarah and Jennifer, went over each movement thoroughly. Body Pump requires lots of technical movements, and correct form is crucial.

Peep Jennifer (the only one standing) critiquing our push up form.

I hadn’t been in a weight room in a hot minute, but I did remember some of the movements from my days as a high school athlete. As we learned each movement, an instructor critiqued our form.

From complex moves like dead rows to familiar ones like squats — we learned to do it all the right way.

I realized after class that my phone and watch were both an hour off all day. I’d shown up for a 4 p.m. class at 3 p.m.

In retrospect, maybe the Apple Gods messed with me so I could get #Swole with the ladies of Body Pump? Maybe it was a ploy to make me show up early for something? Body Pump, I’ll be back fo sho.

Read more about our experiences at HIIT Cycle, Zumba and Body Flow, or check out FirstHealth’s class schedule.

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