Thursday, April 21, 2011

Personal Training Session #1

I had my first real paid personal training session last night.  I haven't been feeling well though and even took half of Monday off of work.  But I wasn't feeling too bad yesterday and decided not to cancel on my PT session.

My trainer is named Mike.  Good looking guy.  I think he may be around 26 years old.  Like I said before, he is a runner and is doing the Nashville Marathon next weekend.

I will share my workouts with you when I can.  Sometimes it may be hard to explain.  I'll just give a brief rundown on how his workouts are for right now.

They have a TRX system, which is just straps, but you can do almost any toning workout on it.  While doing these workouts (triceps, biceps, pushups, abs) you use your core muscles to keep you stabilized.

He also has me do a lot of workouts on the Bosu Ball.  Do you know what that is?  It's a half ball.  We flip it upside down so the ball is on the bottom and the flat platform is on the top.  Then you stand on it and balance.  I'd never been on one of those before so I had a really hard time keeping my balance at first.  But I am getting better at it.  He then might throw in some weights for arm exercises to do while I'm balancing on it. 

Yesterday was funny because he wanted me to do squats on this ball.  Well, as I went down, my legs went crazy!  They were shaking all over the place.  I tried twice but couldn't do it. That was the only thing so far that I couldn't do.  He said we will graduate up to that.  lol.  I want to go buy one to practice!!  I hate not being able to do something.

But he also took all my measurements and weight and all that good stuff yesterday.  Um, yeah.  That did not put me in a happy mood.  I was in the "poor" category on everything.  lol.  Thanks a lot!!  He was trying to be supportive, "Those are not the most important numbers!"  Or  "That really doesn't mean much!"  Oh well.  I know I'm really fit actually even though my hip measurements are high or something!

And actually, I think he is really surprised that I can do a lot of the stuff he throws at me.  He can tell I push myself.  I did tell him to make sure he is tough on me.  I can handle it.

My training sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.  I will let you know how it all works out.

1 down...23 to go!


  1. Sounds like it is just what you need!

  2. My old gym used to have a Bosu ball class - it was my favorite once I figured out how to balance on it!

    Hope you have a great weekend! :D