Sunday, September 14, 2014

Secret Shopping Personal Training

Our gym membership at the YMCA ended today. I'll really miss it there, but it's time to break a sweat at my new workplace and show my clients that I am also working hard in order to stay healthy and fit.

I was getting $60 in YMCA bucks back for going 60 times in 6 months. We had been applying it towards our membership, but they finally cut that benefit and asked us to use it on personal training or classes instead. I signed Craig and I up for a PT session and we went to workout with our trainer on Thursday night. I thought it would be a great secret shopping idea and it was.

Initially, I had talked to another trainer and  described my workouts. She was stumped because I knew how to use many of the machines and gym tools. She then handed us off to another trainer. 

Here is the workout we did in an hour. It was total body and high intensity. 

This workout wore us out! We had fun, but it was very challenging. I hate to embarrass Craig, but he really wasn't used to getting his heart rate up for this length of time. He had little fuel to burn at the end.

We stretched at the end and many stretches were ones from yoga--child's pose, downward dog into a wider child's pose, etc.

Our trainer is studying nutrition, so I asked her a few of the questions my clients have asked me--like my opinion of protein powder, etc. and I got some good ideas of ways to answer people.

I wasn't really that sore the next day. Craig was though. My arms started to hurt on Saturday morning, probably from the circles with weights as I wasn't used to performing that type of exercise. 

1 comment:

  1. I really miss Les Mills classes but not much else about the Y. I just got a bankruptcy notice from YMCA Milwaukee in the mail today, which makes me curious as to their fate!