Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to join one of my very favorite health publications, Well and Good at an event featuring Circuit of Change and Mio’s new line of workout essential skin products.
I had heard about Circuit of Change from friends and even overheard people talking about it at the gym, so I was eager to try it.
I have to say, it was not what I expected. I thought it would be a circuit training workout, but it was really a fusion of yoga, martial arts and cardio. The ambience was warm and glowy. The room was filled with orange yoga mats with windows all along the front and side and even a fireplace filled with candles. Two live drummers set the soundtrack for the class.
We stayed on our mats the entire class, going through a fairly intense mix of jumping jacks, punches, kicks, push ups, ab work and several boats of just shaking and jumping like crazy. Throughout the class the instructor yelled motivation phrases about letting go and working hard. My personal favorite was when he yelled BE ALIVE, BE ALIVE repeatedly.
The class is a really interesting mix of the intentionality and release of yoga mixed with a good cardio workout. However, it has a decidedly hippie vibe. The crazy shaking parts of the routine make you seem really silly and a little crazy, although, I think that’s the point. I feel as though Mind, Body, Crazy really sums up how I felt about the overall experience. While it was fun to try, I don’t think I’ll be going back regularly.
Mio’s line of products for pre and post workout, on the other hand, have me totally sold! I already love the workout wonder , which is an extremely refreshing, cooling cream for post workout. It really invigorates the skin and it could be a game changer in the summer. I’m also super excited about the workout wipes they will be releasing soon. I’m going to save a full review until I’ve had a chance to use them for a little longer!