Daily Archives: August 14, 2013

Trying Out the Equipment

Good Morning!

I was up early this morning for an orientation at my new gym this morning.

The gym technically doesn’t open until next month, but all the equipment is up and running. The new gym is going to have fitness floor specialists which walk around the gym floor showing people how to use equipment and answer questions. The orientation today was mainly geared towards them, but the personal trainers were also asked to come to get familiar with the equipment.

It was a pretty informal meeting this morning, and we were all able to roam around the fitness center and try out all the machines, weights, equipment, and cardio machines. I tried not to do too much because of my hip, but I tried out most of the weight machines and cardio equipment.

One of the new pieces of cardio equipment is a low-impact treadmill.

It’s great for people with knee, joint, and low-back and for people recovering from surgery or that are in rehab. It has a trampoline-type deck that cushions your foot as you run. I think it might take a little getting used to if you’re used to a normal treadmill, but I tried it out and I could tell the difference right away.

We spent about an hour and a half working out and trying all the equipment.

As for the personal training, I’ll probably shadow a personal trainer for a while in the beginning and they expect business to pick up towards October. Even though I know all the information from the book, I don’t have any hands-on experience, which I am the most worried about.

It’s different reading and learning information from a book versus actually doing it in real life. I think that shadowing a more experienced trainer will be extremely helpful.

I have a doctor appointment this afternoon to get my hip rechecked. I just wish it wasn’t so far away – it’s about an hour away and I always dread the drive. Driving is something that I really dislike doing. If I never had to drive in life again, I would be perfectly happy. :)

Hopefully the doctor will say that my hip is progressing and I’ll be able to do the BodyPump certification at the beginning of next month.

Another ALT Larabar:

On Suzanne’s recommendation, I tried the lemon Alt bar, and it was awesome. I usually stick to the peanut butter and chocolate flavors, but I really liked the lemon flavor. I need to stock up on these!

Have a great day!

  • Have you ever been to a personal trainer?
  • Did you workout today?
  • Do you like driving? What do you not like doing? Driving, cooking, cleaning, etc?






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