Class Spotlight: VIDA Assets
Summer is here, which means it’s time to squeeze your booty into a bathing suit. If you want your abs and butt in tip-top shape for pool season, it’s time to add a few VIDA Assets classes to your workout regimen!
VIDA Assets is the class totally dedicated to strengthening and toning your glutes and core muscles. It has some added benefits, like improving your posture and balance thrown in as well. The class consists of a series of three circuits, each repeated twice, that alternate between lower body and core exercises designed to challenge people of all fitness levels.
You’ll usually use any variety of a bench, mat, a weight-loaded barbell and dumbbells in Assets – and it’s up to you how much weight you use. After a brief cardio warm-up (think high-knees, jumping jacks, butt-kicks…moves to get your heart rate up) you’ll move on to the really fun stuff and start feeling the burn!
The circuits consist of three lower body exercises and two core exercises, each performed for one minute with the entire circuit repeated twice. Some examples of lower body exercises to expect are different varieties of dead lifts, squat combos, good mornings, lunges, glute bridges and other moves that target the glutes, hamstrings and quads. Don’t be afraid to go heavy with your weights – it’s always better to have to take some off halfway than going too light and not challenging yourself.
VIDA Assets is also where your love handles go to die – thanks to the two minutes of core built into every circuit. Your instructor will lead you through a series of planks (stationary, twisting, walking, etc,) Russian twists, in and outs on the gliders, mountain climbers and more to bring those abs out to say hello for the summer!
Each of your three circuits will be different, so you’ll get a chance to try a variety of exercises in each class. VIDA Assets is a great way to learn new exercises that you can incorporate into your own routines when you’re not in class. Like in VIDA RX, for example, you’ll receive guidance for how to properly do an exercise with correct form before trying it out on your own. VIDA Assets is great for those just starting out with weight-training and for those who have been doing it for a while looking for a new challenge.
After your circuits are done and your glutes are screaming at you, you’ll finish up with a cool down and a little dynamic stretching before heading out the door. You’ll have burned a ton of calories and will likely be feeling it the next day, but you’ll thank us when you see how great your assets are looking in that bathing suit!