Class Name: Arms and Abs
Address: 300 Happ Rd. Northfield IL
Sweaty Reviews Fitness Level: All
Instructor: Tracy Roemer (Founder)
Shred Northshore is a conveniently located right off the highway, perfect for those reverse commuters (better to hit the gym instead of traffic, am I right?!). There is parking right in front and I’ve never had trouble finding a spot! The studio is clean and has a great area to change and shower post class. My only complaint is that there is only one water fountain station, but they sell water bottles at the front in case I’m in a rush!
The clientele is a bit older at this studio being in the burbs, but don’t let that fool you – it’s still a brutal workout. Class with Tracy was broken out into 12, 10, and 8 minute intervals. I loved this class because she brought us up to a 15 incline on the treadmill (which Shred teachers don’t do enough) and really pushed us on the floor exercises.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Tracy was in fact TRACY ROEMER one of the founders of Shred415! I have to say it is no wonder that Shred is such a success. Her spunk and energy made me feel like we were part of a filmed workout segment. She had diverse floor movements and pushed speeds and inclines. I honestly have no idea how she remembered the routines as we swapped places with the other group as well as kept pace with timing (there was no notebook, I looked!). It was such an honor taking her class and I highly recommend that if you ever see her name on the schedule, BOOK IT!
Extras: They always post a Shredder of the month, next month it could be you! They also sell ‘On the Go Workouts’ on their site – check them out HERE!
Would I recommend?: Yes