StudioHop x APunchofLeopard

Hey everyone!! I know it has been a while since I have checked in but if you have been following along on Instagram you will see I have been eating well and working out and have started hoppin’ around with one of my favorite companies!

I have partnered with StudioHop Fitness to not only hop around and check out the most amazing studios and workouts in San Antonio, but to also offer YOU a discount on your first month! Yes…YOU!!

I have visited one studio so far, but I have three other classes already scheduled and they are all DIFFERENT formats! That means you can too! What is StudioHop you ask? It is a monthly membership where you are able to visit any of the StudioHop studios! You read that right! With memberships starting at just $50/month, this is perfect if you are wanting to try something new, kick your current workout efforts up a notch, and/or want to add variety to your current routine. Plus, is you use code LEOPARDHOP20 you will enjoy $20 off your first month!! StudioHop has curated an AMAZING group of workouts in so many different formats and are currently in Texas and Oklahoma!

Now on to the workouts! Once you determine the membership you want to start with you can search for the workouts you want based on format, you search the individual studios schedules and you can search by day of the week too! StudioHop makes it so easy do the research before your first class, too, by including the studio’s website and phone number so you can see what you may need to bring to your workout! 

When I arrived at Aerial Yoga Boerne, my instructor Janelle was there and so friendly. I let her know it was my first time and was immediately so excited I was there! I quickly signed a waiver and put my belongings and shoes away and proceeded to the room.

studiohopxapunchofleopard aerial yoga hammock
the silk hammock

I am not going to lie I got nervous. Very, very nervous. But Janelle was so comforting and let me know that she would show me how to do every pose before we did it and to take my time. She helped me find the proper hammock and measured it to my exact height and we got started!

We moved through the class based on the different yoga poses I had done before and that were familiar and it was great flow that built up to our final pose. Keep in mind you don’t just lay around in your hammock, you will feel different muscles engage and utilize your core, arms, shoulders and your hamstrings and glutes. I am sure the fear of slipping out was my fuel, lol, but it was a great workout. Janelle did an amazing job letting us know where we needed to feel it and where we needed to engage on our body to ensure that we were able to maintain the pose. We used different props, including a bolster and I used a pool noodle to help with the initial uncomfortable feeling that I was told would eventually subside with subsequent classes.

studiohopxapunchofleopard bow pose
bow pose

This was an incredibly challenging class, not just because it was new, but because it encouraged me to get out of my HIIT/Barre comfort zone and challenge my body and more importantly, my mind. Not only was Janelle so patient and talked us through every pose, but she was right there by my side too when I had a slight panic moment when I couldn’t get out of a pose! 

studiohopxapunchofleopard aerial yoga finish
I made it

Here are my take-aways from the class:

  1. Make sure when you are visiting any aerial yoga studio look up. Janelle let us know from the get go what we were hanging from, how much DYNAMIC weight the beams could handle (2000lbs per hammock) and that they were just for us, meaning we were not hanging from a structural beam.
  2. Read the “before you visit” portion of any class you visit. I was prepared with a long sleeve shirt just in case I needed it for potential “silk burn” and carried my own yoga mat.
  3. Show up early to ensure you have signed your waivers, asked any questions and are ready to go so the class can start on time, everyone will appreciate it!
  4. Have Fun!! StudioHop has the best studios for you to visit so you will be in great hands and will always have an amazing workout!

Have you visited an aerial yoga class?? Let me know how your experience was or if you have any questions!! Stay tuned for my next workout!! Until next time…

studiohopxapunchofleopard aerial yoga namaste
namaste
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Monday Motivation

Happy Monday!!! I wanted to share the deets on an outfit that is on constant rotation in my daily life.

I have to start with this Alala top. It is long, flattering and on the shoulders and down the back it has an amazing mesh panel. I love the cap sleeves and high neck and because of the mesh down the back it doesn’t get too hot! Shop it hereI received it in my most recent My Sweat Style box and I swear its the one piece that gets worn at least twice a week! (you can read about past boxes here and here.)

The second most worn item I have on in this picture are my leggings. The Upside knocked it out of the park with these! I purchased them awhile ago but I found similar camou prints here (bonus this new collection from Carbon 38 just dropped and they are AMAZING), here and here (this last one is a great solid olive legging.) Also, check out their other prints that I am obsessed with here and here.

Lastly, my sneakers. I can’t say enough about these run around town comfies. I found them on discount at Six02 about a year ago and the gold and animal print obviously caught my eye!! I looked to see if they were still on their website, sadly they are gone, however I did find these that might be shipping soon 🙂

Hope this quick post finds you well! Find any amazing camou/olive pieces out there?? Let me know in the comments below! (PS: use code MARILENAGER50 for 25% off at Carbon38)

xoxo,

Marilena

camou

Fitness Find Friday – My Sweat Style

Hey everyone!!!

I am back from my travels and ready to get back to business 🙂

I want to share my most recent box from My Sweat Style. If you missed my last review, don’t worry because I have a new one for you! Continue reading “Fitness Find Friday – My Sweat Style”

Fitness Find – The Challenge Box

Happy FRIDAY!!!!

How was everyone’s week?? I am still in a tug a war battle with inspiration and motivation. Lately it has been a little harder to get the words and ideas in my head onto the computer. I know being sick did not help but it is time to break out of this and get sharing again!! Does this sound familiar to anyone?? How did you get out of it?? I usually leave the questions for the end of the post but it has been on my mind, and obviously left the blog a ghost town for a few weeks! Let me know!!


Now for the real reason I am here! When I received my Fitbit Charge HR for my birthday I was so excited to have a heart rate monitor for my workouts, to see how many steps I actually walk in a day and just to be apart of the fitness technology world! And let me tell you it has not been a disappointment. Continue reading “Fitness Find – The Challenge Box”