As a mom of a 9 year old and a toddler I often feel as though my brain is shriveling up, well parts of it anyway. This weekend I had two great opportunities to give it a good workout. Both opportunities also provided adequate physical challenges so I really had a pretty great hiatus from my mom duties. (Thanks Ben)
Day 1 -I got to present some really cool, new, important heart rate training information to friends at Body and Soul. It’s a treat to be able to pass on valuable stuff that I believe will help people improve their health and fitness. Very rewarding. Thanks to all who participated?
Day 2 – A complete and total role reversal that was really good for me and probably beneficial to the people I work with as well. Why was it good for me and you guys?! Because I was in the beginner, newbie, I don’t know what I’m doing role and it was humbling and eye opening both.
I feel fairly accomplished as a runner, weight lifter, etc. So I walked into this RIP training at ClubXcel feeling pretty confident in my abilities. I felt like I could handle this no problem. Well, I was a little off… I encountered quite a few learning opportunities; some personal and some professional.
This RIP trainer is a fairly sophisticated piece of equipment, master trainer PJ O’Clair thinks it might be the most sophisticated training tool on the market right now. I had to learn new lingo, and some new principals of movement; great for my professional growth. Then I had to actually work out with it, twice! And wouldn’t you know it took me right up to my last round of the second workout to personally nail this rotational stuff we were working on. I bet I can think of several people who would have paid $$$ to see me struggling to master these RIP moves!
Several days later, as I’m writing this, I feel satisfied that I added to my knowledge base this past weekend. I can explain all about how and why Pete Hollman invented the RIP. I can demonstrate and coach new movement patterns. Even more important though (especially to the people I will be coaching) I remember what it feels like to not get something, to not be good at an exercise. Feeling uncoordinated can be frustrating. I’ll keep this in mind as I roll out new workouts and share what I’ve learned with you.
New can be intimidating, confusing, scary, or it can be fun, exciting, and motivating. Shaking things up is good for us on so many levels mentally and physically. And now might just be the perfect time to come in and try this new program. Maybe I’ll go a little easy on you…[fblike url=”https://www.facebook.com/BodyAndSoulPersonalizedFitness” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] [pinterest url=”http://pinterest.com/mybodynsoul/” count=”horizontal”]