Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Three: Can I Get Water? Day One (Ten minutes into the class). Client: Can I get water? Me: Sure. (Client walks to water fountain. No one else stops for water. I continue with … Continue reading Can I Get Water?
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Two: My Knee Hurts! Day One (Client arrives late and jumps into class). Client: My knee hurts. Me: Have you previously injured your knee? Client: Yea. Me: Have you seen a doctor about … Continue reading My Knee Hurts!
Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter One: How Light? Day One Me: Welcome everyone! Please get a pair of light dumbbells. Client: How light? Me: It’s up to you. Client: Like light light? Me: Yes. Client: Like three's? Me: Sure. (Client picks up … Continue reading How Light?
Goodbye! Dear FIU Family, I've had great times at Florida International University - Wellness and Recreation Center. I'm so proud of the community of dedicated patrons who have made my PantherFit classes enjoyable and memorable, and my personal clients who I've built close relationships with and watched develop. I love you guys and I am … Continue reading News for U
I remember doing some online shopping for workout clothes a couple of years ago and came across an advertisement for the New Adidas Ultraboost. The unique curves of the shoe caught my eye as the model in the video demonstrated the "responsive midsole cushioning". He shifted his weight from one foot to the next and … Continue reading Adidas Ultraboost Review
This past Veteran's Day, I participated in the final race of the Go Run Holiday Race Trilogy 2018. It was one of three holiday races for the year: 4th of July 5K, Labor Day 5K, and Honor Our Veterans 5K. For every race, each competitor received a medal that connects (by magnet) to form one … Continue reading Honor Our Veterans 5K
This Labor Day weekend, I participated in a 5K race that I did not feel prepared for. A lot of changes have been happening at once for me. I've found it difficult to train for the race on top of teaching, training clients, beginning a new semester, and assuming new job responsibilities. I didn't let … Continue reading Labor Day 5K
I recall a time in first grade, getting permission to use the restroom, which was located way on the other side of the school! At least it felt that way at the time. Upon my return, I started looking for my seat in the classroom, but something wasn't right. The room looked a bit odd, … Continue reading Are you in the Right class?
Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?
Whether I'm dealing with stress from work, home, or (shamefully) internal stress that I create amongst myself, I can always count on a good workout for relief! When it's over, I'm left wondering what I was so concerned about before I began. I am sure many of you have come across the following quote scrolling … Continue reading I Workout Because…