My gym as a great selection of classes. Normally I’d say I’m up for trying anything from Abs to Zumba but I’ll admit I’ve been holding out on trying the anti-gravity Yoga. Partly because I really stink at Yoga, mostly because I’ve either reached a certain weight or a certain age, but I’m at a point in my life where putting my ass over my head is not such a great idea.

If you look at the posters though, they’re all smiling and relaxed and having so much fun! How could I not want to try it? Right? Right?!

See! Look at them! Lies! Lies I tell you!

Without exception, it was the hardest work out of my life. (I’m not the most balanced person in the world and the fact that I’m shaped like a weeble doesn’t help.) I’m going to have to keep going back for a long time to even get a handle on the basics and more importantly to build up the arm strength to keep up. I’d like to get to a point where I’m the one upside down and smiling, not the tangled, grunting, hopping, sweaty, red-faced mess who graced the studio last night. (Seriously, the wall to wall mirrors are not there for my benefit.)

If you’re looking for a challenge or just a really different workout, find an Anti-Gravity Yoga class. It’s worth it for the novelty, but I can’t possibly be this sore today without there being some physical benefit. (Right?)