I think the best way to sum up what’s happening in my life right now is to go with a song lyric from the great 90s band Semisonic. Their tune, “Closing time” from the movie Can’t Hardly Wait seems to say it best:
With every beginning comes some other beginning’s end.
Yesterday, the brand new Equinox in the Marina neighborhood opened its doors to the public.
Over the past few months, since leaving my corporate job in March, I’ve been in transition mode. Taking my part-time fitness hobby into a full-time fitness career. I got certified to be a personal trainer. I got the job on the training team at Equinox. Then I spent the last month training to be a trainer in the Equinox way, leading up to the opening of the new gym.
Throughout this time, I’ve basically kept up my Les Mills group fitness teaching schedule, (which I absolutely love), but have slowly gotten rid of classes one-by-one. I’ve gone from six classes-a-week down to three to clear my schedule. I’ll remain at three for now, including two BODYPUMP and one BODYATTACK for as long as I can. And I’m hoping to teach a few different formats at Equinox one day soon as well.
Saying goodbye to downtime
During these past few months, I’ve had a schedule that allowed me some extra free time on weekdays here and there. That time was spent blogging and getting all those things done that people need to do in their life. You know, like cleaning, chores, taking care of business and the occasional DVR-daytime-delight. It’s been pretty nice.
I won’t see much of that free time for a while. In fact, my new chapter is going to include a very rigorous work schedule. For the next few weeks, I’ll be working seven-days-a-week, including six days training at Equinox and one day teaching at 24 Hour Fitness. Some days will include both places, spanning 12 to 14 hours-a-day.
While I know I’m in for some challenging times, I’m so ready for it. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to get where you want to be, and I want to be the best personal trainer I possibly can and work with as many good clients as I can.
Let’s face it: After moving across the country, I’m pretty used to change at this point in my life. And something tells me this change is for the better.
With that, it’s about time to head out for the night. I’ve got my backpack stuffed with a day’s worth of healthy food, a change of sneakers, my training programs and a swanky black Equinox top.
I’ll be around as much as I can for you, friends. Wish me luck!
Questions of the day
What’s keeping you busy these days? What’s your favorite thing to do with your free time?