Continue on to read how it went:
Because both groups were working out simultaneously, Natalie also had to give the instructions simultaneously. She'd shout instructions to the treadmills to take it up to X speed or Y% incline, and then show the floor the next move. She'd count down the finish for the sprint and tell the treadmills to recover, and then cheer on those lunging beside their steppers. This back-and-forth was a little confusing at first. Who is about to recover? Who is she counting down for? That's the one thing I didn't love about it, but, then again, it was only my first time.
After a while, I started to catch on to her cues better, but it was still unsettling for a while. I'm sure that Barry's regulars are accustomed to this and have no trouble discerning one instruction from the other.
One thing is for sure: The alternating format was effective. We definitely worked up a sweat! Plus, there is ZERO time to think about anything else than your workout. The level of intensity and focus was unparalleled.
I finished on the treadmill, and was counting down as well. As great as the workout was, it was a serious challenge and my legs were glad when it was over. It was well worth it in the end, because we got special treats to reward our hard efforts!
Chobani treated us to smoothies: Chocolate Peanut Butter, and a Raspberry. Really delicious!!!
We got to chat, discuss the workout, breathe.
I finally got to catch up with Alec and thank our instructor Natalie for the tough workout!
I also had the surprise pleasure of meeting Jay and Jen Jacobs from The Biggest Loser Season 11. It was awesome to chat with them and bond over our NJ roots.
Thank you to the Chobani team for this kick-butt afternoon!