I few weeks ago, I was certified to teach a great results-based workout program called Body Back. The class was intense while being super inspiring. It was also a wake up call that my fitness could use a little tweaking. I want to be stronger. I want to set an example for my clients (and be able to keep up with them!).
When I asked my friend, Anne (who is a Body Back instructor in San Diego) for advice, she encouraged me to take an 8-week session from someone else first. She said that I can get better results for my clients learning more than a one-day certification can provide. I agree. So I am taking Body Back!* This is something I am doing for myself as well as my future clients.
The first session was yesterday. It was the assessment session. We did a weigh-in and measurements. We also did as many each in a minute of sit-ups, pushups, bicep curls, and squats. We also had a one mile time trial* and did a plank as long as we could. I had similar results to my assessment at my certification session (some results were better, other worse). Even though it wasn’t technically a workout, I was pretty tired by the end and I am a little sore today.
It was a great session and I am looking forward to going through this journey with some amazing women. I can already see that one of the women in the session is going to push me. She smoked me on the run and she and I both did the plank for 2 1/2 minutes. After we were done with the planks, I said, “five minutes by the end of this?” She nodded in approval. I think we have a mutual goal.
I know this is mostly a running blog, but for the next eight weeks, I will be also writing about my Body Back journey.
Happy Running…(or whatever workout you might be doing)
*I am enjoying Body Back in Yorba Linda from the fabulous Allison and Kelli.
**My mile run was my fastest mile EVER. I ran a 6:44! Then I spoke to not one, but two other women who also ran their fastest mile ever. When I got home, I measured it on Daily Mile’s satellite view and it looks like we actually ran around .96 miles, which is a 7 minute mile. It is still not too shabby! The key is that we will run the exact same route in 8 weeks to measure our improvement. I will be extremely happy if I improve that time at all!