Where: Long Center in Austin, TX
What is it? CitySTRONG is a group workout lead by Celebrity Trainers Erin Oprea and Shawn Booth. They are held in cities all across the country in their best outdoor venues to give you a killer workout and inspiring view.
The Workout. Let me start by setting this up for y’all. It was a beautiful winter day at a whopping 80 degrees F out in front of the Long Center overlooking that one-of-a-kind Austin skyline. The workout started with some warmup exercises followed by dynamic plyometric movements to burn a ton of calories and tone up in only the short amount of time we had together.
Each exercise we did was just much more creative version of extremely basic moves like squats, lunges and push-ups. Now, I’m saying that in the BEST way possible because I am still so sore from the workout! By changing up the moves and creating repetition, it completely demolished my muscles and my booty is thankful for that.
We finished out the workout with TABATA training. Tabata is a form of HIIT training in that you’re exercising as hard as possible for 20 seconds on followed by 10 seconds of rest for a total of 10 rounds. We alternated between 2 exercises back and forth 5 rounds, then another 2 exercises back and forth for the last 5 rounds. It was the final push to get our heart rate up and sweating up a storm partnered with that Texas heat!
That being said, the workout required absolutely NO WEIGHTS aka it is doable ANYWHERE and will get that booty POPPIN’!
Meet the Trainers.
Erin Oprea: She’s a Celebrity personal trainer to Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, and of course Kaitlyn Bristowe! Not only that, but she has a best-selling book called the 4×4 Diet and is a former US Marine.
Shawn Booth: Best known for winning season 11 of the Bachelorette (shout out SB and KB)! He is a personal trainer, boot camp instructor and creates meal plans!
Lastly, poor Kaitlyn. While the entire crew was great, full energy, and amazing, the girl was on “No Wine February”. If you follow her AT ALL on Snapchat, you know the girl loves her wine. So maybe not the best of moods but she showed face and made me laugh so we’re all good. Kaitlyn, if you ever read this, I had a few mimosa’s after the event for you girl.