Oh man, I had my ass handed to me today.
I used to have a personal trainer about two years ago. While he was a pretty cool guy, he just wasn't as personal as I'd like him to me. He didn't listen to me, and it didn't seem like he tailored our sessions to my needs. Then, one day he got mad at me for not being able to lift a certain amount of weights, lectured me on how I should be working out more, aaaannnddd, that was the last time I saw him. I don't appreciate people who talk down to me instead of motivate me, especially when I pay them a buttload of cash to train me.
So, I joined this gym called Blast Fitness. Bally's got bought out by Blast a couple of months ago, so I decided to check out what they have to offer. I used to be a part of the Bally's by my apartment, but stopped going because of the whole personal trainer shenanigan. Well, it's pretty much the same Bally's (funky smell and all), but it's cheaper and they're not open 24/7. That totally beats Planet Fitness, because PF closes early on Fridays and Saturdays. They're even supposed to make a "Women Only" area, which is pretty cool.
Since I joined up, I got a free personal training session. The trainer's name was Stacey, and she's the only female trainer at this location. She was pretty cool. She didn't go to school for kinesiology or anything, but she's a certified Basic trainer. I started off with a warm-up on the treadmill, where I amazed myself by jogging for two minutes straight. Yeah, don't laugh. That was about four times more than I thought I would be able to do.
She then took me into the studio room where she made me do some other things, like backwards pushups, lunges, squats, dumbbells, crunches, etc. I nearly died. When it comes to strength training, I have always failed horribly. I've never seen an improvement in my strength training in the past, but I suppose it takes time. I really appreciate the work of a personal trainer, because they will make you do things you would never think of doing. And they push you to your limit. I pretty much did everything to failure and then some today.
Needless to say, when I was done with the hour long session, my whole body felt like Jell-O. I had to sit in my car for 20 minutes before going to the grocery store so I could regain some energy!
I really want to consider getting another personal trainer. The price though...jeez, they sure are expensive. I'm going to go back tomorrow and see what their prices are, and determine if I can afford it or not.
I'm a horrible picture taker and didn't get any good shots of San Diego or some other places I went to. Bummer, huh? Though, James Purefoy sure did make some sexy faces in the pictures I took of him. :D