My week at Hit it! Fitness in Oak Park

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Hit It! FitnessIf you’ve ever been upset or angry, you’re likely aware of how great it feels to hit stuff. I discovered this thrill through the years I spent practicing martial arts (both Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu). When I was given the opportunity to try out a free week of classes at Hit It! Fitness, I signed up right away. Because of my crazy work schedule, I only got to try out three early morning classes. But they kicked my butt! Here’s my review of the three classes I took and why I would go back for more.

Strength training

The first class I took was Monday morning and it was appropriately named Hit It! HardBODY. It consisted of stations of strength training that focused on doing sets of 12 reps (heavy) and sets of 24 reps (bodyweight movements). After the class, I felt every muscle in my body was attacked. While we didn’t hit anything, I still felt like I got some frustrations out.

Tabata training

Some of my favorite cardio sessions consist of HIIT or tabata training. Hit It! Fitness brought me to the next level with their tabata class on Wednesday. We made our way around the 14 station circuit twice. The first round was 60 seconds of work, 30 seconds rest and the second round was 30 seconds of work, 30 seconds rest. By the end of the 50 minute class, I could barely move. Definitely made me rethink my cardio routine.

Boxing Bootcamp

This class was hands-down my favorite. First of all, it took me right back to my years of Kung Fu training and made me miss it deeply. Secondly, I got to hit things and get all my frustrations out. The class consisted of six stations which we rotated through twice. The first round consisted of 3 minutes on with 30-45 seconds rest and the second round was 2 minutes on with 30 seconds rest between sets. Needless to say, I got my money’s worth in this class. And to be completely honest, this is the class I would pay money for.

Overall, I had a great experience at Hit It! Fitness in Oak Park. For anyone looking for fun and exciting workouts, I would recommend this place highly. Check out their website HERE.

 


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