Yep, you read that right – we got to take classes from Jillian Michaels and the amazing Jeanette Jenkins! On June 15, we headed down to Hermosa Beach for the Summer SHAPE Up (hosted by SHAPE magazine) and had a blast. It was a perfect, hot, sunny day – oh the perks of living in SoCal 🙂
We started off the morning with Power Yoga with Jeanette in the side tent, which was a great way to ease into the day. Her class was similar to other Power Yoga classes I’ve taken with vinyasa flows, warrior flows and some great twists. There was a loud cardio class going on right next to us, which made it a teeny bit hard to focus, but because she’s so cheerful and inspiring she had everyone’s attention the whole time. Thanks Jeanette!
Next, we got our butts kicked by the one and only Jillian Michaels for 45 minutes. Her class was nonstop boot camp style with push-ups, burpees, bicycle crunches – everyone’s favorite moves – with lunges and squats in between for “rest.” I was sweating buckets by the end (the sun also decided to come out right at the beginning of the class). She used her signature drill sergeant style to motivate everyone to keep going. She’s no joke!
We weren’t expecting such awesome goodies but were excited with what we got – Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss, Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer, the June issue of SHAPE magazine, to name a few!
We tried some Sorbet Light from Smirnoff (okay, more than once), entered to win a trip from Club Med and got some sweet samples of a Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask from Murad. And because we were among the first 50 people to register, we got to meet Jillian and get a free autographed copy of her Hard Body DVD. Best day ever!
We finished off with a 2pm cardio kickboxing class with Jeanette again. I can’t express how much infectious energy she has, which was totally necessary for the 3rd hard class of the day in the hot sun. She definitely loves her job and it shows. The class was full of fun kicking/punching combos and good music. I recommend her DVD for anyone looking for a killer at home workout.
Thanks for a great event, Shape magazine! We will definitely be on the lookout for more events in the SoCal area in the future. Have you tried any of Jillian Michaels’ or Jeanette Jenkins’ workout DVDs? What did you think?