Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Your Fitness Feedback!

In order to provide the best possible exercise prescriptions for my clients, please take a few minutes to consider the following questions and comment at the end of this blog! As your trainer, it is my commitment to maintain a connection with each and every one of you considering your personal level of fitness and lifestyle.

  • Which type of activities do you enjoy the most in your Camps/Classes?
  • Which activities do you least enjoy?
  • Are you satisfied with your Camp/Class locations, times and days?
  • Do you receive enough motivation from me, your Trainer, and are you experiencing the level of safe effective exercise that you desire?
I realize your time is valuable, so enough for now!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I Like Mondays!

We don't like Mondays.
Here are two songs that come to mind and describe how we feel about Mondays. I am in my 50s so I'm certain there are more current songs written about Mondays containing explicit lyrics. You needn't bring these to my attention. My spirits were dampened just listening to the first verse of both of these.
I like Mondays! I don't know exactly when I began to think this way. (yes, I said think, not feel!) Feeling your way through life can sabotage an otherwise sound judgement of day to day decision making. And, you know you can decide for yourself the outcome of your Monday.

Fridays are definitely the day we wake up in the morning and think, "It's Fridaaayy! Yes! The weekend begins! No problem here. Going to skate through this day, then have myself a weekend!" My thoughts exactly, every Friday.

Saturday! Is this day quite as good as Friday? Not sure. Friday may be the more elated mind set day of the two although Saturday has a great reputation.

Sunday! First half of this day is pretty awesome. Pancakes maybe and reflection of the good times Friday and Saturday brought your way. Later in the day...deflation. Monday lies ahead. Sunday night is our tunnel with no light at the end. At least not a light that doesn't resemble your flashlight with a needed battery replacement.

Monday morning. I'm ok after all. My secret weapon? I exercise first thing. Yep, roll out of bed, put on the workout clothes. Nothing fancy. No fancy workout. I conduct a boot camp style fitness class very early. Yes, I have to be there but so do the members or they get a shaming boo from me in their email that day. This Monday morning event is decidedly responsible for my attitude for the rest of Monday. Monday is good and getting better as it turns into Tuesday and the weekend looms again at mid day Wednesday.

Just another reason to exercise. Add it to your "reasons to exercise" list right in front of, "stress busting"and right after "decreases risk of cardiovascular disease." Call this reason, " Increases the likelihood of liking Monday."

Happy Monday from your Trainer!

Sunday, January 9, 2011