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Personal Training, not what I thought

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I work at the Y. They hired a new person in fitness. She passed her certification for personal training. And, because I have been such an avid fitness freak, the director of fitness asked me to allow her to train me for 3 half hour sessions, for practice.

I was excited. I was nervous. I had a routine going and wasn't sure how personal training would fit in, nor how to track it on Spark.

I viewed the people who hired personal trainers as "hard core" fitness freaks! People who had a marathon to train for, or a body building contest to compete in. I didn't think it was for an average overweight 40ish person.

I was wrong!

For one, it's fun. We set up a plan together. The trainer asked me questions about what I want to achieve and what types of exercise I could/would be willing to try. And she asked if I and any limitations or concerns.

For two, it's a serious workout. Ok, I knew, or at least figured it would be a serious workout. But, it showed me how doing what I had been doing (my routine) needed some shaking up! I found muscles I didn't know I had.

For three, its a great to combine strength and cardio. I found it to satisfy both aspects of exercise and was excited to realize I could get great results in less time.

I have finished 2 out of my three sessions. I really want to keep going and am seriously considering paying her to keep meeting with me at least once a week. I highly recommend doing it to everyone, at least for a short time. It really can re-motivate and re-set your metabolism.

Change really is good.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LISAKAY881 4/9/2014 12:00PM

    I want to get a personal trainer so bad.... But unfortunately it costs money that I dont have right this second.

Im glad you love it! Keep up the good work! : )

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EMMACORY 4/9/2014 11:36AM

    Glad you had this opportunity! Thanks for sharing you experience. Keep up the good work. Blessings! emoticon

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