Where: Equinox, 97 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY
Okay GANG! How do You Want Your Abs to LOOK?
This guy was great - and he took advantage of a very short class to make us WORK. The energy was goofy, positive and a little retro. He reminded me of that 80's dude from the 8 minute abs/buns youtube videos (this used to be my go-to workout when I overslept the gym...)
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This guy seems super-awesome (from my very limited but very efficiently-spent time with him). I've been criticized before for posting reviews of instructors when I only did a 15 minute class - and this is my response.
If you are a true professional, you won't waste 15 minutes - let alone 60 minutes - of my time.
Jaime has buckets of energy. He kept giving us directions, and then asking, "yes or no? YES OR NO??" and making us cheer. First of all, this made me love him, and second of all, cheering during an abs class? Whodathunkit?
By the way, if you've never seen 8 minute abs/buns guy, do not pass Go, do not collect $200:
On the class:
A waste-no-time, use-your-energy-wisely class. He had us bicycling, reverse crunching, side planking, the works. The exercises he chose and the order we did them in resulted in an immediate burn.
Jaime's bounce-off-the-wall energy infected the class immediately, and I gave 110% to every exercise. There was no "zoning out" which is the biggest ab-workout killer, IMO.
Oh, you better believe it that I'll be back to another class. And you better live up to my 15 minute preview!
From Jaime’s website: I’ve been a triathlete since I was a teenager and a trainer since 2005. I’m certified by the two most widely respected organizations in fitness, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). And as a top private trainer at Equinox Fitness in New York, I am regularly educated on the latest thinking and techniques in personal fitness. The classes that I developed and teach at Equinox – Core Shaper and Body Shaper – are some of their most popular, and my philosophy and workouts have featured online and in publications including Vogue.com.
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