Yesterday, I took a full day off of everything. For the first time in more than a month, I didn’t have to work, I didn’t break a sweat, and I didn’t even walk anywhere.
Ever since I returned from my fabulous Cabo vacation, I’ve been on-the-go with work and group fitness classes every single day. But now that the new Equinox has been open for a month, I’m starting to get a better handle on my client load and schedule.
It’s been pretty demanding, but I believe the busiest and most challenging times are behind me.
This past week was the pinnacle of it all. I not only worked a ton all day, but I also learned, practiced, prepared and taught the latest BODYPUMP 90 and BODYATTACK 85 releases. (Reviews of each coming soon.)
More group fitness in my life
Speaking of teaching group fitness: Teaching classes provides me with major enjoyment. And when I started personal training, I had to cut back on the classes I teach to free up my schedule. I only do personal training at Equinox, and because the Les Mills format classes I teach are not offered there, I continue to teach those at 24 Hour Fitness.
In the past three months, I’ve gone from six-to-five-to-four-to-three-to-two regular classes a week. Well starting today, I’m going back to three. I’m excited to say I’m taking on a second BODYATTACK class each week on Monday evenings. It will be so much better for my body to do BODYATTACK twice a week rather than once, because it’s been hard to stay at the fitness level required to teach the class with six days in between each time. (If you’d like to know more about what BODYATTACK is, and why it requires so much conditioning, check out my BODYATTACK overview and tips for first-timers.)
Now let’s see how I got moving last week …
- Monday – WORKOUT B, including a dynamic warm-up, mobility exercises, one-hour of total-body weight training, foam rolling
- Tuesday – Practiced 35 minutes of a BODYATTACK class at home
- Wednesday – WORKOUT C, including a dynamic warm-up, mobility exercises, 45 minutes of total-body weight training, foam rolling
- Thursday – WORKOUT A, including a dynamic warm-up, mobility exercises, 45 minutes of total-body weight training, foam rolling
- Friday – Practiced 35 minutes of a BODYATTACK class at home, taught one-hour BODYPUMP 90 launch class
- Saturday – Taught one-hour BODYATTACK 85 launch class
- Sunday – Much needed day of rest!
What was good?
I got a mixture of cardio, heavy weight and light weight workouts in this week, and I was careful to do plenty of stretching. I also had a full rest day, which I really needed. This was the third week in my new workout program (details here), and I went with heavier weight on many of the exercises than I had used the first two weeks. That’s a good thing, because every time you challenge your body to do more, you get stronger.
What could have been better?
With the limited amount of free time I had available for my own workouts, I’m pretty happy with what I made happen. It would have been nice to have a yoga session to clear my mind and stretch, but overall it was a good week of movement.
Now, it’s off to work I go. I hope you’re week gets off to a great start.
Questions of the day
What’s one way you got active lately? Do you have a workout plan this week?