NYC is a strange place – sometimes, the abundance of opportunities can make you feel like a failure if you aren’t taking advantage of each and every one of them. There are a million exercise classes available, how can I not make ONE of them fit in to my day. Central Park isn’t that far from my house, why don’t I go there more often? I have five-star restaurants in my neighborhood, what am I doing at Dunkin Donuts!?
All of this to say – I only made it to two classes last week but luckily, living in NYC means they weren’t the only chances I had to exercise. My husband and I went for a long walk yesterday – like five miles long. From our house, through Central Park and back; it took up a good portion of the day, gave us a chance to talk – which is tough with two kids crawling all over you – and was really healthy to boot! NYC is a walking town – I walk more than I realize. It only really occurs to me when we have guests in from out-of-town. Invariably on day two they ask if maybe we can take cabs? No, we walk or take the subway. Buck up!
This coming week I am doing a five-day juice cleanse with six friends. I have tried Blueprint before but this time around we’re going with Organic Avenue. With that in mind, I am going to keep my exercising to a minimum. Maybe do Bikram on Sunday when the cleanse is over and I have one day of solid foods in my belly. Beyond that, I may do some Sun Salutations in the mornings. Not sure. I am also kind of in a down-cycle with ClassPass. I have had to cancel a lot lately and feel like maybe I would be better off just buying classes from studios directly – the cancellation policies are usually more forgiving.
I was actually interviewed for this article about ClassPass but none of my quotes made it in. In reading it, I can see why – my point of view wasn’t really in line with the way she went with the piece. It’s all good. My issue with ClassPass isn’t the availability of classes – for $100/month, beggars can’t be choosers. But the reality is, I am taking the same classes over and over again. Why not just sign up for those studios?