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2000 miles:)

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!!
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    emoticon on your mileage! And your training! emoticon
    I have the Rip 60 program, which is similar to TRX. I love it! Even if I can't seem to move beyond week 5. emoticon
    1077 days ago
    Very nice! I've always wanted to try TRX. One of the gyms nearby offers it, but my fitness dollars are already committed to my gym & yoga class.

    Good luck on getting certified in level 2.
    1082 days ago
    I'm still working on 60 seconds.
    1082 days ago
    Way to go girlfriend :)!

    1082 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations on the Mileage!! That is Great Commitment! !
    emoticon I can do a 60 Second Plank, I may have to check into the TRX Training. I don't remember seeing any black and/or yellow bands hanging around the gym, but I will be moving to a New Gym at the end of the month. I will look for them there.
    1083 days ago
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    I think that it is wonderful that you have learned all that you have. What a wonderful help you will be at the Y, if I was told to just work out, I would have no idea-as a matter of fact, I have no real idea now. Enjoy!!
    1083 days ago
    2000 miles for the year? That's awesome. I have a goal of 5 million steps, and I have just hit 3 million. So I am a little bit ahead of track (not much). But I lost a lot of ground in February and March but made it up from April - July, so I am not unhappy.
    1083 days ago
    Very cool congrats!

    I'm always just tempted to swing on the TRX bands
    1083 days ago

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your summer before going back to school!

    Good luck with the additional certifications!
    1083 days ago
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