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CARILOUIE
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yesterday I killed it at the gym. I mean, I was awesome. The weather was crappy, so I went to my school's gym to do my run. And I ended up doing a great upper body workout and an abs class. I was talking to the instructor after class, and she mentioned that they were short on class instructors, and they'd like to add more. So I ended up talking to the director of the gym (my girlfriend works at the university and took me to meet this woman) and she said that she'd be happy to have me as a spin instructor! So now I just need to get certified! I am really excited - this will be such an awesome way to get started with teaching classes!

Something interesting I noticed, though. The cardio equipment was being used by almost all women, while the weights were all being used by just men. I don't like to generalize, but it would have been good to see some women at the weights! So I marched right over there and got my strength training thing going on. I claimed my bench right in the middle of the weight area and did my thing. Yah!

Today:
- lots of water (I've been doing much better with this!)
- look for a spinning cert
- work on a group project (and for the record, I HATE grad level group projects. They are always so much more trouble than they are worth)
- swim this morning, Pilates this evening.
- half-day kindergarten subbing
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  • SEPPIESUSAN
    Congrats on the spin instructing - that'll be awesome. At my current gym, I'm often not only the only female in the weight room, I'm also the only person over 30 and the only white person. I must really look weird in there. But who cares...I've got my music playing and we're all there for the same thing - strength training!
    1315 days ago
  • MUFFIY831
    It's very true about the cardio vs. weights in general. My gym has a few women (including me!) who go over there, but it's 80% men.

    As a funny - Have you seen this?

    https://www.facebook.com/ph
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    R>:)
    1315 days ago
  • MELMOMOF4
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    1315 days ago
  • CASSIOEPIA
    Great time at the gym - way to make good use of bad weather.
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    And congratulations on the new opportunity for spin class instruction. All the best!
    1315 days ago
  • CFMOSS
    doing good - keep up the good work and survive the dreaded group project.
    1315 days ago
  • AZMOMXTWO
    way to go great job
    1315 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    Way to cRuSh it at the gym!
    1315 days ago
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