Great things about having a birthday:
1. People you haven’t talked to in years will write on your facebook wall to wish you well
2. People you talk to regularly will do something nice to reinforce your mutual affection for one another
3. FREE STUFF
Lots of restaurants give you a free dessert (and haven’t we all misused this perk to surprise an unsuspecting friend on their non-birthday…or just to get a free dessert? nope…just me?), a lovely sandwich shop in Northfield, MN will give you a free hoagie sandwich, and right here in Minneapolis you get the gift of fitness. Gym rats, yogis, and cross fit addicts everywhere know that fitness doesn’t come cheap. Just a few examples…
Cross Fit monthly membership: $170
Yoga Studio Monthly membership: $120
Pilates/Barre Monthly membership: $160
So, the birthday gift of free fitness is really a gift. Instead of paying $38 for drop-in class rates, I received a free class at Corepower Yoga and a free class at Allign Pilates – just for being born.
I’ll take it! Naturally, I knew right away the only Corepower class I could even consider was sculpt.
Corepower sculpt, I love you. If only our relationship depended on more than money…
At Allign Pilates, I took a barre class. Holy cow, this was a tough class! Although I wasn’t quite as fatigued as after a sculpt session at corepower, the exercises at a barre class are more unique and make me feel like I’m using totally new muscles (or at least using them a lot more than I’m used to). If your legs don’t shake at a barre class..hats off to you!
And, since I can’t justify doing another birthday post more than a week after my birthday, the last b-day related pics are from a lovely dinner with friends. Featured dishes: cheese and crackers, sauteed summer squash, and rosemary flatbread from Smitten Kitchen (topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese).