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.
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.
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.