R.I.P.P.E.D. is one of my all-time FAVORITE workout classes. I have been going once a week (give or take) for about two years now.
This class is a total body workout and is said to be “plateau proof” because the workout itself changes every three months.
R.I.P.P.E.D. combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet yet is doable for everybody. I love that there are more challenging and easier modifications for each section because even if I’m having a sluggish day I know I can make it through a workout without hitting the wall.
Let’s breakdown R.I.P.P.E.D.
R is for Resistance – This is the first section of the class (after the warm up of course). Resistance focuses on biceps, triceps and shoulders using hand weights and sometimes body weight. I usually reach for 7-pound weights for my biceps and triceps and 5-pound weights for shoulder work.
I is for Interval – The next sections gets the heart pumping. Interval is a cardio blast with active recovery periods. Think high knees, jumping jacks, shuffling, etc. Interval always flies by for me because the music set to the routine is always upbeat and fun.
P is for Power – Power focused on your big muscles. This section works out the legs (so many squats and lunges) and the back (dead lifts and lat rows). There are also push ups in the sections (ugh).
P is for Plyometrics – Get ready to sweat again! The plyometrics section has you jumping around like crazy! There are always high intensity and low intensity moves in during this section and if you aren’t quiet on your game you can stick to the low intensity.
E is for Endurance – This section incorporates kickboxing elements like jabs, cross jabs, upper cuts, hooks and kicks. This section is fun because you know you have made it through a calorie torching class.
D is for Diet – Eating right is always half (most of) the battle. The R.I.P.P.E.D. nutrition plan focuses heavily on stabilizing blood sugar. Basically, it preaches eating balanced meals (duh). I do not follow the R.I.P.P.E.D. nutrition plan to a tee but I do believe in eating balanced meals and listening to your body when it comes to nutrition.
To find a R.I.P.P.E.D. class near you, check out the R.I.P.P.E.D. website.