Where to Work Out in Scottsdale: Fitwall
- Fitwall Scottsdale -
I had been following Fitwall on Instagram for a while and the workouts looked like a lot of fun. So, last week, I booked my first class.
If you are not familiar with Fitwall, it is an exercise program where you do a series of strength exercises on or around a metal 'wall' that has a series of steps/handholds that you use during the workout interspersed with short bursts of cardio. The whole class lasts for forty minutes and you are done. It is a challenging class, but they can make any number of modifications based on your comfort and fitness level.
On the morning I went, Durrell was the instructor. I have to say, he is the NICEST instructor I have ever met. He warmly welcomed me and gave me a comprehensive tour of the facilities, (which includes showers if you need to be somewhere after your workout.)
When we went into the workout area, he introduced me to the wall and showed me some of the basic moves we would be doing. He also explained that the workout would consist of a series of short exercises that end with a cardio burst (also known as HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training.) And then, class was on.
The workout was fast-paced and there was a little bit of a learning curve, but Durrell was right there to coach me and help me with the equipment. He was also very encouraging and motivating.
There is no need to worry about what you should be doing as there is a large screen showing you the exercises as well as individual iPads at each station showing them as well. Plus, Darrell executed each of the moves for us.
On the day I was there, I did the Power class. We used the wall, free weights, did a lot of suspension training and more. It was a lot of fun and the class went quickly. There are seven different workouts a week and they change every few weeks.
I really enjoyed the class and Durrell was fantastic. I cannot wait to go back for another session!
P.S. If you want to try Fitwall out for yourself, they offer the first class free!
18221 N. Pima Road (Pima and Legacy)
Scottsdale, AZ 85255