Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Last week, I began the personal training program at Gold's with Brett Nelson. Brett is a certified personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and quite knowledgeable about how we need to progress our bodies to achieve a desired fitness level. The first two sessions incorporated a full body assessment which measured my weight, fat percentage, resting heart beat, flexibility, strength, etc. I also learned many new active stretches combined with core balance moves to enhance flexibility and posture.
This week, we began plyometrics, the agility ladder where fancy footwork is required to step in and out of the wrungs splayed on the aerobics room floor, some balance ball exercises and finally, I progressed into weight training. Although my weights are light, I am learning proper technique to minimize any injuries.
For my cardio workout, I took a morning spin class which burned about 530 calories in one session plus I plan to participate in Mieko's mountain bike race on Sunday. Incorporating fun into the fitness routine is key.
I'm excited to see what I'll do next week!
If anyone is interested in the personal training program, please call Brett at 233-4000.