As a fitness enthusiast in NYC, I've tried my fair share of boutique fitness classes — 22 to be exact — and I can genuinely say I've learned something from each of them. I like workouts that keep me on my toes, work every muscle in my body, and of course abide by my cardinal rule: never, ever get boring. But from barre and Spin to HIIT and bootcamp, most classes start to feel the same after a while. Half the fun of switching up my fitness routine is just that — switching it up. So when I heard about Switch Playground, which literally has "switch" in the name, I was immediately intrigued. Was the concept of "always a new workout; never get bored" too good to be true?
I had the opportunity to try the class, deemed the "buzziest workout studio in NYC right now," during a HOKA ONE ONE-sponsored event that launched their "gym first" shoe called the Tivra, hosted by POPSUGAR, and let me tell you, I have never done a workout like it. Whether you're fitness obsessed and love a new challenge, or are a beginner just getting your feet wet, Switch Playground will have you feeling like a total badass, guaranteed.
In order to get the most out of this one-of-a-kind workout, it's important to know what to expect and to plan accordingly. Read on to discover what I learned from my first time on the playing field, and all the exciting elements that not only made my experience fun and memorable, but also helped me conquer this challenge with ease.