Thanks for all the sweet comments and messages about Bogart! He’s honestly turning out to be the most perfect dog for us — we love him more and more every day.
Of course, I know not everyone is going to be as obsessed with him as we are (I don’t agree with it, but I get it), so I promise to keep mixing things up here on the blog.
Space: Throwback is set up in a studio. On one side of the room, there are a bunch of rowing machines, and on the other, there are medicine balls, jump ropes, and kettle bells. There is a water machine and cubbies for your stuff, but no locker rooms or showers. (There is a bathroom in the hall that they share with the rest of the floor.
Cleanliness: Very clean. Each class has two instructors that work together to run the class, check your form, and set up equipment between intervals.
Attitude: The class is inspired by old school P.E. sessions, so the trainers bring an upbeat attitude. Class starts off by introducing yourself and answering a “get to know me” question, like what your favorite ’90s TV show was or your favorite pizza topping. Everyone jokes around and there’s a lot of camaraderie.
Difficulty (Out of 10, 1 being “could do it in my sleep” and 10 being “omg I can’t walk”): 7-8. You will definitely work up a sweat, and I’m usually a little sore after each class, but you don’t have to be an elite athlete to keep up. There is a lot of rowing (each class is divided into different units of rowing, burpees, jump rope, squats, sit-ups, etc., that you alternate with rowing, and you’re broken up into teams that compete to get to a certain distance on the rower first.)
Experience: The class is a lot of fun. I’m a bitvery competitive, so I like having that extra incentive when I’m on the rower. It also goes very quickly because you’re constantly switching between units. Some of the classes also incorporate variations on dodge ball and other old school games, so your body is constantly trying new moves and exercises.
Afterburn: This class is great for working out every part of your body, so I usually feel sore in my shoulders and glutes from the rower and all the squats.
Final grade: A+! I’ve done this class twice now, and I definitely plan on going back.
I highly recommend getting a ClassPass if you want to try it — a 10-class package from Throwback is $280, but CP makes each class less than $10.