I love step aerobics. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find good old fashioned step aerobics. No weights, no intervals - just 60 to 90 minutes of heart pumping, sweat inducing cardio dance moves on a step. Three Equinox clubs offer Cardio Step: 54th & 2nd, 19th & Broadway, and Brooklyn Heights. None of these classes are convenient for me on the days and times offered. It kills me.
Alyssa has been telling me all about her awesome advanced step class for months. Thankfully she generously offered to take me with her.
I drove up to Westchester Friday afternoon. Alyssa and I sat in the sauna for 45 minutes, basking in the dry heat. Apparently most people can't tolerate the sauna for so long? Hmmm. After showering and going to Alyssa's house, we drove up to Greenwich to go to Tengda for dinner. I love Tengda almost as much as I love step aerobics. They make a cocktail called the Pomegranate Mojito Martini, which is made from unicorn horns and sparkles. It is the most delicious thing I have ever tasted, and I don't even like cocktails (except for gin martinis but I'm not allowed to have those anymore because gin makes me mean.)
|unicorn horns and sparkles|
According to New York Sports Club Larchmont's website, Power Step is a "high-intensity step class featuring leaps, jumps, running and other propulsive moves to increase intensity." I say that Power Step was the best hour of 2012.
Thankfully Alyssa taught me a few of the more advanced moves before we got there. The V-Step Stutter has the potential to be very tricky. I hopelessly struggled with around the world and anything else that required moving over the step.
Most gym use the grey steps and the black risers. If I owned a gym, I'd order only these.