Yes, I have tried to go to the gym... many times since my early teens. I hate the gym for many reasons. First, I can't stand running for no purpose. If I run, there will be a reason; my dog decided that a leash did not exist in his world or I am late somewhere*. I also hate it because I have to discipline myself to go, it is not scheduled classes. Not to mentioned that, in my university gym, they've placed the treadmills facing the walls and the weight stations just behind them, creating a nice view (or not so nice) for the boys-club**.
Anyway, so to get in shape and to feel energized and good in my own body, and to get that ballet-dancer-volleyball player body without actually playing the sport***, my friend Vanina and I decided to try that new thing in town: Essentrics. It is a mix of Ballet and Yoga moves that focus on creating long and lean muscles. That way, you don't end up with a man-like muscular body, the exercises are designed so that the muscle because strong and long, like a ballet dancer. The classes usually last 1 hour and are divided into two categories: Essentrics Barre and Essentrics.