Tour of Columbus May Highlights

We have been traveling around Columbus trying new fitness activities at a rate that we can’t even keep up with!  Here is a quick recap of some of the places we visited this month [May 2014]…

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We’ve been to OTF several times now.  We first went as a small group in May 2014 and then again as a larger group in Feb 2015.  Since, we’ve all attended various sessions here and there, with a few gals even joining as members.  We love OTF!  Recaps below.

May 2014

This was a cool experience!  Everyone wears a heart rate monitor.  The
COACH broke the class up into two groups.

Group 1 went to the treadmills.  Here you will do intervals between your base pace [green], push pace [orange] and all-out pace [red].  As the sign said at the entrance, “Fat prepare to die!”  This was the sweaty part and really got our heart rates up, which you can watch on the monitor.

Group 2 did HIIT intervals between the rowing machines and the TRX system.  Again, you can watch your heart rate on the monitor and adjust your effort levels accordingly.

The goal is to build up to being in the ORANGE zone for at least 12 minutes, which keeps your fat burning abilities up for a few hours post workout.  Awesome!

The hardest part was not knowing what comes next, how much there is left to go, etc.  So we didn’t know when to PUSH ourselves at the finish.  This will be easier on a second visit.  At the conclusion of the workout, you get an email itemizing your workout, very interesting and useful.

We enjoyed trying something new and plan to go back!

Feb 2015

A whole slew of us participated this time!  From both experience and word of mouth, we’ve learned that OTF can make us faster & stronger out there on the running trails.  We took this class to push our limits and we did!  We all had a blast and of course, posed for a group photo at the end.

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My personal workout summary is below.  I spent a lot more time in the ‘orange’ zone than last time… 23 minutes in that fat burning zone!  When I go back, I’ll continue to get out of the green and spend more time in orange and red.  Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 3.57.13 PM

Friendship Crossfit 

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We LOVED this experience.  WODs, weights and calorie-blasting!  Definitely out of my comfort zone, but its always great to push your own personal limits.  If you’re into a little friendly fitness competition, make sure you check this place out.

Girls on the Run 5K

A great cause that we were happy to support and be a part of.

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Stay tuned for more info and updates on our two running groups & new[er] running partners…

  • Thursdays @ 6:30PM in Historic Dublin, in partnership with lululemon athletica Polaris
  • Saturdays @ 9AM in Historic Dublin, in partnership with Winans Dublin

Be sure to follow our blog, find us on Facebook and or request to be added to our e-blasts!  We would love to see new faces at our group runs and/or weekly tours of Columbus!

Have a great week. 🙂


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