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Update for my Sparkfriends...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's been a little bit since I have blogged. I've been very busy and involved intensely in getting the Couch to 5K program off the ground at my local Anytime Fitness. On top of all of that, I have been in therapy or seeing the orthopedic specialist. Now I know why my shoulder has had so much pain lately.

I have a rotator cuff problem.

I will know more next Tuesday but, while it is painful, it is good to know what I am up against. I've lived with this problem for years but only recently has it gotten worse where my day to day activities at work have really been impeded.

I am meeting with the gym manager for final approval of the c25k class schedule of training and the framework for the running clinic and presentation I will be doing for the new runners. She has also approved my web page I set up as a point of reference for the program

Viewable here...

The manager is also in favor of me doing presentations similar to what I gave last month except diving deeper and making individual subjects the focal point of the presentation. Next one will be on having a right relationship with the scale, understanding the nature and common causes of weight fluctuations, keeping your focus and so on. Ultimately these general presentations will foster rapport with the clients and ultimately will slowly transform into a weight loss support group. you can't just come out of nowhere and suddenly SHAZAM, insta-group. Trust has to be earned and confidence in your abilities lead has to be solwly built.

On the academic front, I have purchased the ACE Academy Elite study program complete with seminars, practice tests and quizzes as well as email and phone support from coaches. It is my goal to fast track my personal trainers certification and get it this year. Then, I am planning on moving right away into studying for the ACE Health Coach credential.Once certified as a health coach, programs offered are re-imbursable to participants through some corporate wellness programs here in the area.

BTW.. in case you missed it, my Sparkradio interview went really well. Here is a link so you can download and listen if you want....


Select the link "March 03, 2014 -Learning To Love Exercise" to listen to the MP3.

Anyway, if you have any suggestions on what I can do to make the site better, let me know. I will be adding more info as we get closer to actual class time. I am also trying to keep it clean and simple / easy to navigate.

thanks... gotta run...

Find me on Facebook..!/robe


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WEGENERCS 3/22/2014 1:00PM

    Wow! And Wow again!

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SLIMLEAF 3/20/2014 10:06AM

    Thanks for the update - you're certainly keeping busy. I'm delighted to hear how well your instructing and training are going.

Take care of that shoulder, though, won't you?

Best wishes


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CATIATM 3/18/2014 3:30AM

    I'm sorry to her about the rotator cuff, Robert. emoticon

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UPPITYANN 3/17/2014 1:02PM

  I have heard rotator cuff surgery is the most pain a man can ever feel---unfortunately you guys never can get pregnant and give birth.

Anyway, you are doing a great job with your life and health and I wish you a complete recovery. Wish I could say "speedy" too, but again I hear that it is a slow recovery.

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RHOOK20047 3/16/2014 12:15PM

    Super Job Robert, I am envious of your energy and tenacity! I wish I could get myself so motivated. I have had gastric surgery and neet to develop an exercise program to get the weight off, so I will be looking into many options!

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EMMACLAIRE5 3/14/2014 10:41AM

    You are a BUSY man! Hope you're able to get relief for the rotator cuff problems, and enjoy the process of sharing your wisdom with the gym group!

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HARROWJET 3/13/2014 4:43PM

    emoticon I am excited for you. I am just beginning to learn to run. emoticon

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JANEMAR2 3/13/2014 12:13PM

    Sounds like you are making some exciting progress. I did listen to your interview on SparkRadio and you did a great job.


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CELIAMINER 3/13/2014 11:34AM

    Robert, I hope your shoulder heals fast. Nothing like joint pain to slow you down, because it just hurts so much!

Congrats on your continuing success in the coaching arena. There can be no better coach than one who has been there.

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LINDAKAY228 3/13/2014 10:00AM

    You are doing so awesome with all you've got going on. Good luck with all the new ventures!

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UWPALUM 3/13/2014 9:49AM

    Good luck with your shoulder!

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SANDRALEET 3/13/2014 9:15AM

    I like the program to teach the real older person Handicapped with some problem And sensible eating Plan get off your put and do wark inside Just move more any speed you can. outside wark Keep time to cook properly Time to do whot you like all so Life is not a race Its to live

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SHAPECHANGER 3/13/2014 7:59AM

    You are a man on fire! Congrats on all your successes and good luck on your upcoming projects. I have no doubt you will succeed and help so many others along the way. Sorry about the shoulder, but at least now you know what you're dealing with. Took a quick look at your site, it looks good, but I will check it out more thoroughly.
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NILLAPEPSI 3/13/2014 7:46AM

    You have been busy indeed. It's good to hear from you, as always. emoticon Sorry you've been bogged down with injuries. Hope you'll soon be on the mend & back to your regular workouts. Do what doc says & you'll be as good as new in no time. emoticon on getting your C25K plan up & ready to go. You're going to be a phenomenal coach!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 3/13/2014 6:27AM

    From personal experience, I can tell you that if you must have surgery on the RC:

1) it is tough, but you WILL get through it.
2) Go to every PT class your insurance company permits
3) Do the PT exercises at home.

I regained full function. My brother had the same surgery 2 years later and still cannot "crawl" his arm up his back because he did not pursue the PT at home.

You're doing a wonderful job of changing your life, Robert. I am proud to have watched you grow into such a great, inspiring teacher and coach.

Keep going!

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POSITIVE41 3/13/2014 6:22AM

    It's great to see you move towards your goals! Keep going. :)

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123ELAINE456 3/13/2014 12:43AM

  Sorry to hear about the Rotator Cuff problem. Hope the PT, OT and Doctors can help you with it. Hope the pain goes away too. You are doing very Well in other areas of your life. Hope that you get the Couch to 5K Program gets off to a very Good Start too. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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STRONGDAWG 3/13/2014 12:31AM

    Yikes! Rotator cuff injury sounds unpleasant, to say the least. Good for you in not letting it de-rail you.

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MJREIMERS 3/13/2014 12:17AM

    Way to keep at it! You just keep getting better! I'm off to listen to the interview!

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JAMER123 3/12/2014 11:21PM

    Kudos on your progress and the developing program. I would say you have been a little busy!! Take care of that shoulder. Hope all turns out well for you.
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PHOENIX1949 3/12/2014 11:12PM

    What a winner!! Kudos on the good things in your life and hope the rotator cuff clears up with TLC.

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/12/2014 10:33PM

    So happy for all the new developments! (Except for the rotator cuff problem!)

Congrats. I look forward to checking out your website and listening to the radio show.

Keep up the amazing work!

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JESUISPRET 3/12/2014 10:33PM

    I'm curious to see how you like the ACE program. I am going to get my trainer certification in 2016 and have yet to decide on the process. Let us know what you think.

Great update! Your Sparkfriend appreciate it.

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MAESTROSHASHA 3/12/2014 9:54PM

    "The Courage To Begin, The Will To Finish" Love this! Perfect.

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KELLIEBEAN 3/12/2014 9:51PM

    Good luck with the rotator cuff. I had that as well but luckily the tear was so small a shot of cortisone seven years ago fixed me right up.

I love the website and I finally heard your interview today at work. I really enjoyed it! You are very inspirational!

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SKIRNIR 3/12/2014 9:38PM

    No runner left behind eh? Bet this one would be!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/12/2014 9:15PM

    Already been out exploring your site... love how you are making your dreams come true. Yes, you've had some health detours, and they are tough. But LOOK at you! Couldn't be prouder of you, Spark-bud! emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 3/12/2014 9:14PM

    I'm sorry that you have so much shoulder pain. It sounds though that you're getting good care and you're doing what you need to too, to help it get all better. I'll definitely look up your SP radio interview! And thanks for always inspiring me to spur on! emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 3/12/2014 9:06PM

    The skies are limitless. Keep achieving all your dreams. Take care of that shoulder.

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LIVEDAILY 3/12/2014 9:04PM

    Sorry to hear about the rotator cuff issue - hope they'll be able to do something to help you!
Congrats on all of your progress towards your certifications!!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2014 9:00PM

    Good luck with the rotator cuff. That is painful!

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