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.