I recently had the fun opportunity to fit crash the ReXist 360 HIIT class at The Movement hosted by Six:02. The event brought together fitness fanatics from throughout the local wellness community for a sneak peek at some of the new brands and looks Six:02 is bringing in for the spring and summer. The top trends you’ll be seeing include bright colors, bold prints, and mesh detailing.
If you remember my previous post about Six:02, their mission is to outfit women for their “Six:02 moment.” What does that mean? Well it could be 6:02 a.m. when you’re getting up to go for a run, 6:02 p.m. when you’re headed to the gym after a long day at work, or any other moment that you set aside for self-care and wellness. I love the concept. My Six:02 moment for the evening? Acknowledging my big scary goal of crushing my first triathlon in six years and finishing strong at the Brooklyn Half Marathon!
When we arrived at The Movement, we were greeted by a locker with our name on it (so official!) packed with a bright and colorful outfit from Reebok’s latest line. I loved the tropical vibe and fun colors, and the Asics Gel Nimbus shoes are a brand I’ve used for marathon training before. I love them because they are extra cushy on my feet. Full disclosure: I’m not really a minimalist kind of gal when it comes to running shoes. Give me cushion or give me death.
After changing into our matching ensembles, it was time to sweat! The ReXist 360 HIIT class was insanely good and also insanely hard. It involved a funky resistance band system that attached with velcro around our thighs. It kind of looked like an extra-wide ace bandage. Attractive? Not a chance. But effective? Holy muscle exhaustion, Batman – yes. Yes it was.
Our instructor Shay Kostabi was an incredible motivator, and her energy was a welcome boost in those moments when you wanted to rip the bands off your trembling legs and wave a white flag in defeat. She is the Master Trainer for the ReXist 360 brand – which means she’s got moves that you and your glutes can’t believe.
The resistance band made exercises like lunges and jumping jacks noticeably more difficult. The constant pressure also worked like a sneak attack to activate your glutes while doing other seemingly simple movements like planks and hip bridges. The class would be an excellent HIIT workout without the bands – but add those suckers into the equation and you elevate everything to a whole new level.
I had so much fun sweating and socializing with new and familiar faces, including blogging ladies Evann, Rachael, Hallie, Megan, and Robbie. Great to see you all – nice work out there in those pineapple pants!
Thanks again to Six:02 and The Movement for hosting us for a fun night of fashion and fitness!