My weekly workouts and fitness goals

Happy Friday. Let’s talk fitness.

My weekly workout schedule consists mostly of teaching classes. As a Les Mills group fitness instructor, I do the entire workout along with my class and teach from the front of the room. While this keeps me very active, I also like to attend non-Les Mills classes and fit in other physical activities to round out my training.

Not to mention, I really like to sweat.

My weekly workouts

Here’s my current teaching schedule:

  • Monday – Off
  • Tuesday – Teach BODYPUMP
  • Wednesday – Teach BODYPUMP
  • Thursday – Teach BODYATTACK
  • Friday – Teach BODYPUMP
  • Saturday – Teach BODYATTACK
  • Sunday – Off, rest day

I substitute teach an additional PUMP or ATTACK class about once a week as well, adding another workout. And I sub CXWORX, a 30-minute core class, on occasion, or do it at home in my living room with my own resistance tube.

Sundays (except for last Sunday and this Sunday) are my rest days, in which I do nothing physical at all, except walk up and down the hills of San Francisco. It’s important for me to always have a rest day. In fact, everybody needs at least one day off a week to let your body relax a bit and rebuild.

Variety is key

Now that I have Mondays free (I used to teach on Mondays), I like to attend a yoga class or try something new. This week I tried Strala STRONG yoga, and a couple weeks ago I tried Iyengar yoga, as well as SURFSet Fitness. I like mixing it up. And it’s good for my body to stretch and do some low-impact exercising, because the classes I teach are quite intense.

While they are intense, they are also very different. BODYPUMP is a one-hour resistance-based class, and BODYATTACK is a one-hour cardio-based class, so that gives me variety between programs. An ideal workout schedule has a mix of cardio and strength workouts, with a little mind/body balance added in as well.

What comes with me to every workout you ask? I always travel with my trusty pink Nalgene bottle, full of a little post-workout recovery protein and water. I switch protein powders from time-to-time, and right now I’m using Pure Protein. It’s okay, but not my favorite.

Pure Protein

Fitness goals

If you’ve visited my Fitness page, you’ll see that my love for health and fitness has continued to grow over the past few years. So much so, that I have plans to diversify and make it a bigger part of my life. Right now I only teach Les Mills programs, but in the very near future I hope to be able to do much more in the gym.

I want to learn more about fitness and the body, increase my own fitness level and help more people get healthy.

Here’s the big news: I’m studying to become a certified personal trainer. I’ve signed up for a two-day intensive NESTA – National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association workshop in San Francisco next month, and I’ve already started going over the material for the certification exam.

I can’t wait to see where this goes, so stay tuned for more.

Questions of the day

Do you have any fitness goals? Is your workout schedule the same every week or do you like to change it up?

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