New Experiences {Q1}

Friday, March 27, 2015

Remember back in January when I made my New Year Resolution to try, learn or do something new every month?! Well - I am proud to say we are 1/4 of the way into this year and I have stayed committed. This quarter has unintentionally been focused on fitness. I attribute this to several factors 1) ClassPass + FitMob 2) positive results, and 3) enjoying it!


BurnCycle is undeniably one of the trendiest fitness options in Portland. I had heard rave reviews from both Erin and Jane about the great instructors, fun music and amazing workout. I've only been to one spin class in my life at a small Montana gym and did not enjoy it. At all! So I decided the BurnCycle experience counted as a new challenge. I went during January when they offer a free class for new users and love-hated it. I found the seat rather ... erm.... painful, but also really loved the workout. The instructor, Steph, was really encouraging and everyone in the class was very nice. It was a fun and supportive space that I would certainly return to.


I already shared my thoughts on this spot a few weeks ago - but wanted to share that I have been going quite regularly through my FitMob membership.


Yes, that is Erin and me hanging upside down in slings. "Why" you ask? Because we decided to embrace life and try something new - Aerial Yoga to be precise. We took the intro class at A-Wol. There were certainly aspects and stretches that I really liked, and others that felt a bit off for my body. I also got pretty dizzy when upside-down. 

As we enter into a new quarter I am excited for more new experiences!!  I was thinking about finally tackling the 90-minutes at a bar alone without a cell phone. Maybe learn how to make a challenging baked good??

Would love to hear how your resolutions are going for 2015!


  1. Loved reading about your new classes! Inspires me to try one too!

  2. What a great idea to try something new every month! I love it! Maybe you could travel to some place you have never been like a small town in Oregon and then write a post about it.

  3. I understand the love-hate relationship with spin all too well... Most sweat-inducing, ass-kicking workout, but I hate every second of it unless the teacher is amazing. Maybe an art class for next quarter? Oil painting or something?

  4. Haha I had the same rear reaction to Burn Cycle...

  5. It is such a fun idea to learn something new every month. And kudos to you for sticking with your resolution!

  6. Hooray for trying new things!! Loved hanging around with you ;)

  7. Yes! FitMob + ClassPass are so fun. I tried Studio Blue at your rec and loved it! The space is so beautiful in NW.

  8. you've been sticking with the new! love it! the aerial yoga looks awesome!