Thursday, August 07, 2014
Today I hit the 2000 mile mark! Three miles on the treadmill before teaching class:)
Summer has been going so fast. I can't believe in two weeks I'll be back at school. For the first time in a very long time, maybe as long as I have been teaching, I really don't care about going back. I'm not stressed about it. I don't have a nervous stomach about it. I just really am looking at it as something to do during the day instead of being at the gym.
Two weeks ago I had the chance to attend a TRX certification course. It was a lot of fun! Our instructor had a great sense of humor and the course was very informative:) TRX is suspension training. You may have seen the black and yellow bands hanging in the gym. They are a ton of fun to use and great for all fitness levels. You can make exercises easier or harder by moving closer to or away from the anchor. The anchor is where it is connected. All moves are based off the plank. Our instructor told us that TRX recommends being able to hold a plank for 60 seconds before using the equipment.
He started us off laying on the ground on our stomachs and then pressing ourselves up into a plank. Everything moves at one time:) I have also seen this called an eccentric pushup, because the work is when you push up and not down like a regular pushup or concentric. He then led us through an 11 minute workout that had us all dying by the time it was over:) Lots of fun!
Then it was time to learn and practice! The best part of any workshop! It was so great, that I am already looking forward to level 2 certification. I chose to do a medicine course which is taught by a doctor and chiropractor. There are so many people who come into the Y who have a lot of health issues or they have just been released from physical therapy and are simply told to workout. Well it's not that easy if you have no idea where to start. This course is designed to give trainer tups and workout ideas for those types of clients:) Then I'll go for the badass certification! TRX FORCE! It teaches you the crazy moves that I can use at the gym:)
Start planking and let me know if you give the TRX a try at your gym:)
2186.5/2500 miles for the year!!