Category Archives: Fit After 30

Fit After 30: R.I.P.P.E.D.

At the beginning of the summer a friend and I decided to start working out.  We’re both members of the YMCA.  And it’s really great because we drop our kids off at camp and check our younger sons into the Child Watch.  Then we are free to work out for two hours.  I find that running on a treadmill or an elliptical isn’t much fun or motivating. It also helps to have a workout buddy to go to the gym with.  Now that we’ve been at this for a few weeks we’ve tried several different classes, like, Zumba, Aqua Zumba ,piloxing (a good one!), step…but my favorite so far is R.I.P.P.ED!

R.I.P.P.E.D  stands for resistance, intervals, power, polymetrics, and endurance. This class is the real deal!  It is set to some awesome music and when you leave you will be tired and drenched in sweat.   Every time I take the class, I find it feels harder than the last time. R.I.P.P.E.D. in the metro Richmond area is taught by a mother daughter duo.  And they are FIT!  They have some awesome fit bodies and they keep you engaged during the class.  And I want to do everything they tell me because they look so good!

If you have a R.I.P.P.E.D. class in your area I suggest you go!  What is your favorite cardio class?


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Fit After 30: Luncheon

I really don’t like to cook.  Which is why I’ve always been a big consumer of convenience foods and fast food.  Those habit have lead to weight gain. To change that I know I have to cook at home.

Green beans and shrimp

Green beans and shrimp

So this is what I eat for lunch.  Green beans sauteed in olive oil and then I added some shrimp.  It was quick, easy, and tasty! Score!

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