Once upon a time ( 3 short weeks ago) I thought I was a gym BEAST! If you follow me on Facebook or Swarm, I’m sure that waking up to my daily gym check-ins gives you a bit of the picture. I regularly go in the gym and dominate, that is - until I tried surfing.
A few weeks ago, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to join some of my fellow fitness lovers and become a Dallas Fitness Ambassador. My first order as a member of DFA? Head out to City Surf - Deep Ellum for some fellowship and fun with an amazing group of fitness and health enthusiasts right here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Before grabbing my board, I just knew that I was about to beast-mode my surfing fantasies while hitting all of the moves with ease. Boy, was I wrong!
Our instructor, Melanie, took the group through all that City Surf has to offer within an hour and it was an experience! First, we were encouraged to “get to know” our boards in order to ensure that we understood both the movement and our reaction to our surf boards. The board, which is designed to simulate real surfing movements, slowly became my bestie.
Melanie was a dream as she guided us to challenge our minds and imagine our favorite beach, so we could really grasp the full experience. First timers should most definitely partake in the “Big Kahuna” class as it offers strength training via resistance bands and is perfect for toning your muscles. It is also one of the slower paced classes, so you really get the chance to practice your balance and stability while on the board. City Surf offers six different class types, so there is literally something to meet the needs of every one looking for a new experience. For those of you looking for couple time, this would be an awesome date experience or even something to try for a girl/guy outing. I know I will definitely be incorporating this into my fitness routine and I can’t wait to share this journey with you guys!
I leave you with this: “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.” Make sure you head on over to the City Surf calendar and sign up for a class! Bring a friend and tell them FitXBrit sent you!