Powerhouse Gym Class: Do It for the Dupa

I’m not gonna lie.  7:15am on a Saturday morning comes early.  But for the past month, it’s been the time that I’ve been getting up and for a great reason.

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Also, the sun looks really pretty at this time of day.  I’m definitely looking forward to the days where it brings a little more warmth with it, but for now, will just admire it for how beautiful it makes everything else look.

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Okay, so back to the reason I would drag myself out of my warm bed so early.  It’s a new class that I’ve been taking, and it’s called, “Do It for the Dupa” and it meets every Saturday morning from 7:30am-8:30am.  “Dupa” apparently is Polish slang for the glutes and if you are looking for a great workout for that area, this would be it.

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There is a great group of early risers who take this class.  I personally go to meet up with my friends Victoria and Erika who have also decided that sacrificing early morning Saturday sleep is worth it for this class.

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Donovan, who is a trainer at the Powerhouse Gym in Center Moriches teaches this class (and many other ones that I’m growing to love).

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It would be easy to be intimidated by him, but in all reality, he is a great and motivating trainer and teacher.  There are three classes that he teaches throughout the week that I’ve taken and I love all of them.

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His classes will really give you a great workout.

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For this class in particular, we spend a lot of time working on the lower area of the body, but many of the workouts are multi-faceted and will give you a great all over workout as well.

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Shout out to this girl.  She is the main reason that I started taking this class.  She asked if I would meet up with her for the early morning Saturday class and I thought, “Why not?”  She works incredibly hard and is always a great encouragement to me.

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Back to the class.  We always use a few weights for the different exercises.

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As well as these bands.  They look innocent enough, but could be forms of medieval torture for the pain that they can inflict.  Just kidding.  Kind of.

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Another thing that I appreciate is the way that Donovan works with his class to ensure form and safety.

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He’s always willing to give a quick demonstration and is always very encouraging.

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We did two rounds of workouts and then took time to do five minutes of planks.  Thankfully it was broken up into minute segments with a short break in between each one.  When I was planking, this was my front view…

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This was my side view (you have to love a friend who will smile through five minutes of planks)…

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And this was what I saw when I looked behind me.  My cute and colorful Asics.

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I have to say, I would have called you crazy if you would have told me that an early Saturday morning class would be this amazing.  But it totally is.  It’s a great trainer and teacher, a great group of gym friends and an amazing class in itself.  If you’re looking for a challenging class that gets great results, I would highly recommend checking it out.

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lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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