I decided to be pretty socially distanced when COVID hit, not only for my personal health issues but those I love. This was REALLY hard because this meant that I wasn’t going to attend RAC anymore, which meant no more Body Combat, Pump, Grit, Sprint, etc. I started with Les Mills on Demand, and while these classes are great, I MISSED group fitness from RAC – I was always the front row center person in all the classes I attended. So, when RAC announced there would be LIVE classes, and then I learned it was being STREAMED REAL-TIME, I had NO hesitation on joining! For like $7 bucks a month, that is a STEAL. Even though I can’t be at RAC in person, the Virtual classes make me feel a part of this community that I have grown to love. Also, RAC instructors have the best sets, bring the best music, and I burn so many more calories with the Virtual classes than any Les Mills on Demand workout. I am just more pumped!
Even though I was doing Les Mills on Demand, I wasn’t being as active as I was when I was attending RAC in person. I was maybe doing a class or two a week. RAC Virtual has allowed me to do more classes (I am taking 3-5 each week now), which was where I was out BC (before Covid). It also keeps me accountable. If the instructors and RAC are going out of their way to make sure Virtual classes happen, if I sign up, I better be there! Working out is and has always been a great way for me to manage stress. So, I am glad to have these options back with the instructors I love.
Like I mentioned, the stress reliever is super helpful! I work a very stressful job, and the pandemic hasn’t helped with that. So, having a more consistent outlet to de-stress and decompress has made me happier and probably a bit easier to be around for my partner haha! I am getting back into shape’ with Virtual classes being excited to take as many as I can each week. I not only feel stronger and healthier, but I like being dedicated to my fitness more consistently now and having the option to do so.
I am all about the live fitness classes!!!!! Live Combat, Live Pump, and looking to do other live classes as well. These are what I am normally using VAC Virtual for. I also appreciate the announcements through RAC Virtual The app and Virtual classes make me feel like I am still a part of RAC and I know what is happening with RAC and the RAC family.
I am EXCITED about more class opportunities! I am also excited to see more people “watching” during the live classes. So, I am glad they are gaining some momentum. I guess all I have is a tip to making the classes more enjoyable if able for folks. I bought a very affordable HDMI plug-in that I can plug into my phone and Ipad to my TV! So, if folks are having a hard time seeing the classes from their laptop or devices, consider investing in a simple cord! I broadcast classes off my TV in my garage, and my sister even joins now (and another friend that is part of our small covid bubble). So, we get to have a small workout party Sunday Mornings for Combat!