Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I never claim to be an expert in anything. When I took my new position I had several teachers say "You're the expert." My response was always "We will work on this together." Yes, I have taken many classes (I have two masters degrees), yes, I have three certifications (Personal Training, Youth Exercise, and Fitness Nutrition), but that is simply because I love learning. I love learning about things that are of interest to me.
Over the summer I got the three fitness certifications listed above, Getting those certifications is one of the best things I have ever done. They have lead me to the YMCA where I work part time as a trainer and fitness instructor. I create boot camp workouts that according to some are "no joke." I listen to the members of the YMCA who are concerned with losing weight, getting in shape and bored with their current routine. I offer advice and most importantly I listen.
I love reading about anything health and fitness related. I find keeping current is a must to give people the most recent research to help them. I love seeing progress. I love hearing someone say they got the scale moving again or that their pants are lose.
Below are some quick and easy pointers you can add to your current routine:
*Go longer or harder. It will help move the scale and keep your mind from getting too used to a routine.
*Track your calories. Spark is so good with the nutrition tracker and fitness tracker. I use them every day. It keeps me accountable and helps me realize just how much I really did and ate.
*Try something new. Your body gets used to things very quickly. It knows the moves coming up on a DVD. It knows you are going to run three miles three times a week. SHAKE IT UP:)
What are some pointers you can share in your area of expertise?
2356.35 miles for the year!
Oh and I have three 1 minute wall sits planned for my class today:) GOTTA GET THEM IN FROM YESTERDAY:)
2 more days til break!!