“I love a lot of things, and LAB5 is one of them! Everybody is so supportive here. All the teachers and other students, the whole community just seems to want every other person next to them in class to succeed. It’s really nice to feel like the people who run a place really care about those who benefit from the services, and that is just what it seems like at LAB5. Unlike other fitness-type exercise (mostly dance) classes I have taken, there isn’t a sense of ruthless competition with the other people taking the class. Though the atmosphere is not necessarily relaxed (it’s actually focused and intense), I never feel stressed out when exposed to the other students.
The classes. Usually at any sort of place that offers a variety of classes, even if it’s a really good, acclaimed place, there’s one or two classes or even an instructor that falls short of the commendation of “excellent”. Or so I hear, because that is NOT so at LAB5! I have taken all of the classes (I think) and I swear I just want to take every class, every day, with every teacher. You can’t go wrong. The teachers are all quite helpful and know what to alter to make the exercise work for you rather than against you. The teachers all offer optimistic encouragement that makes it all so much easier. I love all of it.
And then there’s the whole getting better at feats of physicality aspect. After just three weeks, I’m pretty sure I can do a pushup now. That may not seem impressive to some, but it’s miraculous for my jellyfish upper body. I wasn’t even aware that I had those muscles anymore. Apparently they lay dormant for years and are being slowly reawakened by the dragon breath of the likes of TRX, Brutal Barre, and Power Pilates. The other people who I see coming here regularly have all of these pretty muscles happening all over the place, and I suspect it may have something to do with this lovely LAB. Aside from being pretty, people get stunningly strong. I’m pretty sure there are at least five or six students here who were anointed with the ability to leap tall buildings with a single-leg squat. Superfolk abound.
That is a little taste of why I wish I could take three classes a day instead of one.”