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I got started at the gym and it was an interesting experience.
I had a “trainer” who designed a program for me. She kept trying to upsell me on buying $100 of pesonal training. One of the things she did was give me some stretching exercises that required her help. I can’t do them by myself. So by the time we finished there is no way I can do my program without buying the training package. Hmmm. I’m not sure I want to do that but we’ll see.
She gave me exercises only for the upper part of my body and told me I need to do the swim classes. I agree that I need to do the swim classes, but I also think some exercises for my lower body are in order as well.
I was not weighed. I was not measured. I was not tested to see what my abilities are. But I do know that I need to buy some personal training.
In their defense, it is a great facility with a number of programs that fit any lifestyle and any degree of ability/disability.
The bottom line is that today, the day after I went, I have sore muscles so the little bit I did was greatly needed and had some impact on my body. I will begin to go at least three days a week. I will weigh and measure myself so I know what’s happening.
I got started and that’s key to the self improvement I want to accomplish. Yeah!
Author: Irene Conlan, RN, MSN, PhD