I hadn’t planned to go to the LBC/Sin Workouts Event at Peak Performance, but when I got a text from Vanessa of SinWorkouts the night before the event asking if I still wanted to come, my immediate answer was “HELL YES!”. Any event that Sin was going to be throwing at Peak was bound to be an awesome, fun and kick-ass time and I had already regretting the fact that I hadn’t signed up.
Lauren Goldberg, or L Boogie as she is called, has been a trainer at Peak Performance for the last 10 years. The LBC (L Boogie Club) this time was a team competition, with teams of 4 moving through 9 stations set up throughout the loft-like space, that allowed us to play with some of their fun tools. Peak Performance is an amazing private training treasure in NYC, so the chance to get a workout there in a group setting is a rare treat, although, there is talk that the LBC might become a monthly occurrence…which would be awesome.
When we walked in we were given numbers and a name tag – I was in group #7. Each station was numbered and the goal was to do as many reps as possible in 4 minutes. I was a little sore going into it (since I had done B|X at Brick just a few hours before) but was committed to giving it my all. Each station was manned with someone taking count of how many reps your team managed to get in during the 4 minute rounds. The stations, which needed a little explanation, were also staffed with some of Peak’s kickass trainers.
The workout was broken into two sections, with a short break in the middle. My group’s first section was made up of situps, treadmill runs in “Dynamic Mode” (which I was surprisingly strong at), stair running, and a plank-off that one of my teammates crushed with a full 4 minute plank, which was insanely impressive. Then there was that short, blissful break….
When we came back my team was on my favorite tool, the Prowler. I seriously love it. I can’t help myself! The power and concentration and sheer will that it takes to move that heavy sled across the floor always make me push myself to be the best I can be. Then it was on to the rope-pull machine – which I’d never done. While in a seated position in front of a rope, the rope is pulled along using hand over hand. I zoned out and just pulled – apparently beating every other woman that day! Whoop! It was also awesome to finally get to try my hand at the Jacobs Ladder but mostly the next few rounds were a little bit of a blur. By the final round of wall sits, I had to tap out early – because at that point, my legs where just completely fried.
At the end, when Lauren blew the final whistle, everyone rallied around –clapping and hollering. It was a ridiculously good time. The workout was capped with awesome goody bags, mimosas, mingling and even some massages. Seriously, is there a better way to end an event?
Check out this short video about this awesome event:
Photos and Video by Eric Stafford from Stafford Sports Media