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Recently, I felt like my training needed shaking up a bit; the online training program I had been doing had finished and I needed a new challenge. So I signed myself up for something called the ‘Wonder Woman’ workshop.

The workshop is a 3-hour workout for women held outdoors in Greenwich Park. How hard could it be? In fact, I thought it sounded fun. But by the time the Saturday morning had rolled around I’d started to feel a bit apprehensive; I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would I be able to do all the exercises? Would everyone else be stronger than me? So it was somewhat nervously that I got myself up and ready and headed off to Greenwich.

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The workshops, run by personal trainer Suzanne Lubuska (you can follow her on Twitter) and her assistant Kristy Ledger, attract a mixture of regulars and first-timers like myself. There is something really bonding about working out together, and yes, everyone was stronger than I was but the other ladies were really supportive and encouraging. Overall, the workshop itself was both harder and more fun than I had expected; who would have know that crawling backwards would be so difficult?!

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But I loved working out outdoors and the 3 hours actually went by pretty quickly, probably because Suzanne and Kirsty kept changing up the exercises so it never got boring. There was a mixture of strength exercises, primal flow work and some good old bodyweight exercises. I also got use some equipment that was new to me, like Bulgarian bags (which are basically heavy moon-shaped leather sacks). Suzanne also gave me some advice on how to identify particular weaknesses and this made me realize that in my rush to lift weights and get stronger I probably haven’t fully mastered all the basics yet.

Ultimately, the workshop was a welcome change to my routine and I left feeling that I had achieved something. Now I’m working up the courage to sign up to the next one!

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