Tuesday, I went to RiseFit in Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey with my buddy Jason and got a great workout in for about a half hour. This was my second workout at Rise. I tried a class a few months back, and this time Jason had a small group training class he invited me to. The trainer for the class was Josiah, as it was the last time I went. He seems to just have a mental rolodex of exercises designed to destroy you physically...sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly! Also, you can tell he has a plan well thought out in advance. He is always ready with the next movement or sequence.
Yesterday, we started with a few lower body moves like lunges, bear crawls, reverse bear crawls, etc. We then moved to a mini set of 3 stations with dumbell chest press, TRX squats, and lat pull downs. There is very little resting at all. Next the 4 of us did a rotation of TreadWall, balance on all fours on a yoga ball, and full body lifts off a bench. The TreadWall by the way, is a rotation climbing wall that is constant climbing at the instructors choice of speed. There are rock handles and ladder rungs. We used the ladder rungs, but there are off center so they are constanly back and forth, with no easy repetitive comfort. It sneaks up and wears you out. Constant work to near failure, quick rotations, and strong verbal support and correction from Josiah all make it a positive experience that exhausts you.
We finished up the work with sprints and alternated with push ups, mountain climbers and alternating toe touches (like a modified crunch). The 30 minutes go fast and furious with no breaks and a controlled workout from start to finish. I strongly suggest you give the place a try. Below are links to their website, Twitter, Facebook. Right now, they are offering a free trial week. What's not to like about a free trial?