Working out at work

Ever since joining the gym here in the same building as my office, I’ve really enjoyed going to the group training sessions that they have in the mornings. The instructors here are extremely motivational and have really helped me get back in my gym game. I’ve entered a bunch of competitions, done reasonably well in them, and can certainly feel a difference in my body and strength levels.

But, for the past few months there haven’t been any classes because the gym is undergoing renovations and there hasn’t been space to hold big group classes. So, in order to push myself, and help others at the same time, I’ve convinced a couple of my colleagues to join me at the gym, and I run our own “private” training sessions.

I’m by no means a personal trainer, but I have a fair amount of knowledge when it comes to this so I enjoy putting together sessions that we can push ourselves in, based on our different levels of fitness and strength.

I vary these sessions to include HIIT training, circuit training, or just your standard weights training session, to try keep things interesting… trying to ensure that the sessions are never the same, and always allowing the option of having an easier or harder variation of (most) exercises depending on the fitness level.

I’ve fallen a little bit in love with doing this – it brings back fond memories of my previous job where I was running competitions at the office on a monthly basis – and while I’d never go into this as a career, I do love that my enthusiasm has rubbed off on some people and they are now motivated to get to the gym in the mornings and get a good workout in before starting the day off 🙂

A friend told me over the weekend that I have inspired her to run again, so I must be doing something right… and I’m loving it 🙂

My mini-circuit one morning

My mini-circuit one morning – squats with ball overhead; burpees over box; kettle-bell swing; standing sit ups with weight; a-squat

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