I am so excited to share my experience at InCinR8 with you! Why? Because it actually works! I have taken each and every class that InCinR8 has to offer (multiple times over) and I have seen results.
InCinR8 is a full-body strength + cardio workout that offers personal training results in a group fitness atmosphere. Yes, InCinR8 will literally INCINERATE your trouble zones. I feel very confident recommending this fitness studio because I have seen my body change for the better since incorporating it into my fitness routine.
Here are the details:
Studio: InCinR8 Fitness Studio
Location: 3636 McKinney Ave #130, Dallas, TX 75204 (near Sushi Zushi)
Class: Ripped 2 Shredz
Instructor: Danny Connolly // Owner of InCinR8 Fitness Studio + Founder of The 8 Method
Quick Rundown: Interval Style // Strength + Cardio Based // 48 minutes // Six 8-Minute Circuits
Price to Try: $10 intro session // $25 single session after intro // Check out the packages available if purchasing multiple sessions here.
- A little PROMO love from me to you: All Fitness & Frills’ readers get their 1st InCinR8 class Free! Just be sure to mention the blog! Call 214.443.0888 ahead of time to reserve your space. Check out the class schedule here.
Ambiance: Energetic + Encouraging // Treadmill + Bench Setup (à la Barry’s Bootcamp) // Raptastic Beats
So many classes, too little time.
Here is a brief synopsis of the easiest and the hardest classes that InCinR8 has to offer:
If you are a newbie to the fitness world, I recommend starting out with Top 2 Bottom Torch. This class focuses on posture exercises and precision. In my experience this class is lower in intensity than the other offerings. Don’t get me wrong, this class can kick some major bootie (and who doesn’t want Gisele-esque posture?) The importance of posture during exercise is often overlooked in a group fitness environment, so this class is refreshingly unique.
If you are a fitness rockstar, I recommend Body Armor. It is InCinR8’s most challenging class. Expect plyometrics, intensive sprinting, and hill climbs (aka: the.hardest.thing.ever.) Hill climbs are painful, but beauty is pain, folks.
- At the start of the hill climb you will be running at 6 mph (approximately) while at an elevation of 4. By the end of the climb you will have made your way up to an elevation of 10/12/or15 (and yes, you WILL STILL BE RUNNING, which equals major ouch.) These babies are insanely difficult but extremely effective.
Ripped to Shredz is my absolute favorite class at InCinR8. If you are a kickboxing queen, this is the class for you.
It typically includes:
- Quick Upper-Cuts with Resistance Bands (Killer!)
- Weighted Punches
- Lunge to Forward-Kick Combo
- and more!
A few reasons I recommend InCinR8 Fitness Studio:
The 8-minute circuits make time fly. I have taken classes at other studios that use a 10-15 minute circuit format. This long amount of time per circuit is a major snoozefest (in my humble opinion) and running sprints for 15 minutes straight is pretty darn torturous. Knowing that the interval is only 8 minutes long makes each segment of the class seem doable, even when you’re on your last leg! Anything is doable for less than 10 minutes, right? I think so.
The treadmill is not merely a running machine. Yes, of course you will do sprints on the treadmill, but you will also do SO much more. For example: incline lunges, side shuffles + side squats, backward jogs, incline walks with medicine ball overhead, & even pull ups (while the tread is turned off, of course!)
It is a surefire way to tweek you physique for the better…quickly! I have never experienced such transformative yet quick results from a single fitness method. As a result, I am literally scared about what will happen to my physique if I stop attending. It is that legit.
It is a cost effective way to workout with a celeb trainer. Danny knows his stuff. His revolutionary 8 method is backed by science and by… celebs. Whitney Port was one of his many celebrity clients when he trained in LA. Also, his workouts have been featured in major mags, like Seventeen.
You will learn. The 8 method focuses on the precision of each and every rep, not necessarily the number of reps in total. I have learned the importance of pausing and squeezing at the end of every single rep. Quality really does outperform quantity. Also, using momentum to your advantage is a major no-no.
Not in Dallas? No need to fret, I’ve gotcha covered.
The man behind the method, Danny Connolly, recommends these 3 moves for an InCinR8 body no matter what your location.
1. Opposite Arm Opposite Leg Row
This move tones the back of the leg, the butt , and the hips. The higher you lift your leg, the more booty accentuation. Also, due to the subtle instability of the move, your tummy and low back will be challenged as well. This narrow row will tone your arms while simultaneously correcting your posture.
2. Resistance Band Rear Delt Row with Lunge
This move will tone your rear delts along with your upper triceps. Be sure to keep elbows high. The deeper your lunge, the more inner thigh and butt action involved.
3. The Butt Lift
Lift and straighten your right leg so that it’s in the air. Lift your hips and entire lower body off the floor, tightening your butt as you do (emphasize the “squeeze” on the same side as the leg that’s on the floor!). Come back down (keeping your butt and hips off the ground just a little) and immediately raise back up.
Thank you for stopping by the blog! Have an absolutely fantastic week!
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Stay frilly + fabulously you,