The experience: Sadly, we have been so consumed with our doctorate programs that we have been neglecting TheGymCrashers! So, when we got a challenge to try Rock Solid fitness class by M2 Fit, we were happy to find the motivation to gym crash again!
We arranged to take the Monday 7:30PM class located at The Tango Room Dance Center in Sherman Oaks. After finding free parking in the lot for our three cars (because we had to arrive LA style), we easily located the Tango Room. Don’t get confused by the other fitness place located next door!! Of course we arrived early and were greeted by Maya and Meryl, our amazing fitness instructors. Then, we signed our releases, hung out in the waiting room, and watched the tango class finish up.
At the start of class we were all given resistance bands and told to spread out. Then the pop music got turned up, Meryl microphoned up, and we were led through a series of strength and cardio exercises. This workout reminds me of the Insanity videos. High intensity, low equipment needs (just the resistance band), and quick transitions. I was sweating profusely after only 10 minutes!! Here is a selfie we took during one of our breaks (with Katrina looking like she wants to kill me for dragging her out – haha!)
This class definitely gets your heart rate up with the mix of dance, cardio, kickboxing, aerobics, and plyometrics (love that word). If done regularly, this class will whip you into shape quick. Meryl and Maya are the perfect balance of friendly, but mean enough to hold you accountable. One thing that was great about this class is the diversity of people in it! It was busy, but not too packed, and had a nice mix of men and women!
If I lived closer to Sherman Oaks I would definitely go back, especially considering how cheap it is ($14)!!
Thanks for the invite Meryl and Maya! You are both truly inspiring! Keep up the good work!
All the dirty details:
Classes are Mondays at 7:30PM.
Free water is provided!
4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423