Wow. Where do I even start? Visiting Reebok and sweating with them was an unbelievable whirlwind!
The FitFluential girls and I met in the lobby of our hotel for some fuel for the day. I picked the one vegan, substantial option I could find: a big bowl of oatmeal. I’ve been trying to avoid grains but this definitely did the job.
Our day at Reebok started around 9am. They had an awesome room set up as our home base for the day.
From plyometric box seats to displays of the newest Reebok gear and sneak peeks of things to come to super inspirational photos. I was so excited to be there!
We finally settled in and Johnice, the host for the day, kicked the day off by sharing what Reebok is up to, their mission as “the fitness brand” and some videos that really pumped us up for the day!
Check out a little peek in a video here.
Then it was time for CrossFit! We walked the short distance to Reebok CrossFit One, the Reebok employee-only box.
The box was SO BIG!
We started the session with CrossFit rockstars Austin Malleolo and Caleb Diebolt explaining what CrossFit is, answering questions and going over the WOD. CrossFit is functional, high-intensity, constantly varied movements.
We stood in a circle and warmed up with a few air squats and went over proper form for kettle bell swings.
Kettlebell swings are my sweet spot. I can open my hips and reach full extension like it’s nobody’s business. Pull ups, on the other hand, are a little scarier.
We went over variations of pull-ups before starting the workout.
Fit-bottomed Jenn and I were partners. She is awesome!
One ran the loop before tagging the other to run. Then we started kettle bell swings, separating the reps any way we liked. Then on to pull-ups!
We finished in 15:13. I felt terrible doing the pull-ups and still feel bad for holding Jenn back while she killed it on the pull-ups without a band. This was a wakeup call that I need to work on my weaknesses- not just modify, modify, modify and pretend they don’t exist.
Can I sweat with these girls every day?
Afterward a few of us took a few photos with Caleb. Why not, right?
After the WOD we cleaned up and headed back to home base. We still had so much left for the day!
More about the fun we had and all we learned coming soon.
Have you tried CrossFit? Which exercise are you strongest in and which are you weakest in?