Aerobic Weightlifting for Beginners
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 PM PST Virtually
Who is this class for?
This class is for total beginners to weightlifting with a barbell. Class will proceed as if you have never picked up a bar in your life. There will be a lot of instruction on proper form.
What is Aerobic Weightlifting?
Aerobic exercise is light activity you can sustain over long periods of time, such as jogging.
In aerobic weightlifting, we lift lighter weights for more reps than we would normally do for strength training. This is a great way to introduce people to lifting with a barbell because we work on and lock in our good lifting form! It also makes for a better virtual class because you're less likely to injure yourself with these lighter weights. (I would never attempt to teach a beginner power lifting without being right there next to them.)
I've always said that aerobic weightlifting is the "gateway drug" to strength training - eventually you may want to take things to the next level!
Is this like Bodypump?
Bodypump is an aerobic weightlifting program by Les Mills. My class will be similar, only with MUCH more attention to proper form. (We'll learn to do real proper squats too!)
What equipment do I need?
You will need an aerobic barbell set and a step bench (or something that will work similarly.)
If you are an EVOLV member currently supporting the gym by paying for a membership, you can borrow one of our sets for free! Please be sure to fill out the equipment lease form at the gym (and thank you for helping to keep EVOLV alive through the pandemic!)
About the instructor:
My name is Lauryn and I've been doing various weightlifting programs on and off for a decade. Although I haven't taught this class much in the past couple years, due to the pandemic I am coming out of retirement to offer this class to all those folks that are stuck at home! I'll be suffering the soreness right there with ya.
Intended Start Date: 3/30/2020 (may delay so peeps can get equip.)
Cost: Free to those cordially invited :)
Stream Platform: Zoom Meeting
How do Sign Up: Either on MindBody or RSVP on the Facebook Event!