It belongs to my friend, walking buddy & past Indy Mini training partner, Autumn. She is visiting her sister this week so she kindly allowed me to borrow her Wave & dvds so that I could see if I liked it. It is a product from The Firm. If you've ever seen an infomercial late at night or on a Saturday morning, I'm sure you have heard of The Firm - Visible Results In Ten Workouts! I am a Firm Believer (even though I certainly don't look like it!). Their workouts & their Fanny Lifter kick my butt on a regular basis. So of course my curiosity has been piqued about their newest gadget - The Wave.
I'm going to a new level of transparency here on my blog. I actually used the self timer on my camera (& a dining room chair with a stack of books including "Peter Rabbit") to take a picture of myself shredding it on The Wave. I look like a dork with a big smile & my cheesy workout clothes but I thought I would let you see how The Wave works. I am not going to confess how many times I had to take & retake this picture. I really was trying to go for minimal dorkiness.
Here I am:
Basically you rock from side to side a lot. You also can flip The Wave over to it's stable side to use it as a step. Very interesting, huh?
I'm not sure why but I feel like every time I type "The Wave" it must be done in italics.
Anyway, I really like The Wave. Autumn may have to fight me tooth & nail to get it back. I have sore muscles where I forgot I should have muscles. And it's fun doing something new. I really like to be active but I get bored easily. However, my only problem with The Wave is that I have some major balance inadequacies. I seriously did not learn to ride a bike until my dad had worked with me for several summers. And I think I informed you guys just a couple summers ago that I had finally developed enough balance & biking skill to pedal standing up. Watching me attempt yoga poses is incredibly funny. Not just because I am weak & inflexible but because I sometimes literally fall over. So the whole time I am riding The Wave I am just a little bit terrified that I'm gonna do a face plant in the middle of my living room floor. And our floor is hardwood. Ouch.
So far, so good. No face plants. However I am going to do a workout this afternoon. I'll let you know how it goes. *grin*
P.S. - do any of you guys have the dry fit workout clothes? You know the ones that you can't use fabric softener with? I have had a huge problem lately with those clothes being so static-y that I spend my entire workout peeling them off of me, the material crackling the whole time. I have been using a ball of foil in the dryer but it doesn't seem to be working anymore. Before I start a fire, please help!