Tagged as: motivation

May 12th, 2011

I am going to train Sara right now, she came to circuit class this morning and she is a little worried about the family wedding that they are going to this weekend because she has been doing really well with her diet and smoking/drinking. I tried to give her some advice on better food choices and to try to put salad dressing on the side of the salad. I also told her that she might want to have a glass of water between drinks so that she is never in a situation where she is not holding something and it will also help her so that she stays hydrated and it helps to prevent hang over’s.

Sara told me that her arms are sore from the workout this morning, so I decided that we could do some cardio today. I actually had Sara running on the treadmill today. It was the first time in a long time that she has run and she is surprised with herself that she could actually do it, Sara has a habit of saying “I can’t do it” to certain things and I know she can. I would not ask her to do it if I did not think she could do something.

Sara is getting stronger and it is really nice to see. I am not sure if she realizes this but she will soon.

Rob Fraser came into day for his session and as he came into the Shack Gym I noticed that he was limping really badly. I know that he has bad knees but they have not been that bad. Over the past couple weeks it has been getting worse, he showed me his knee and it is twice the size of the other one. I told him that he needs to get this checked out sooner rather than later because it is not going to get any better. I also told him that he had better have it checked out before I see him again; he has a physio that he knows, I told him he better go there.

I had no idea about his knee so I have to change my game plan for the workout, it’s not a problem what we can do today is an upper body session and I can include boxing for his cardio session. The great thing about boxing it gets his heart rate up so he will sweat but it does not put any pressure on his knee. There is sweat flying everywhere and I am working him hard. I love this because even though he has a sore knee he still wants to be pushed hard and he loves it.

Jen is here now and she is really not happy about being here, Jen said that she had to force herself to come today because she does not feel like being here today. Jen does not have any goals that she wants to work on today but she thinks she might feel better if she works out.

Is funny the first week we were here you were all gung ho for training, now it seems to me that you really could care or less if we were here or not. It seems to me that you have lost your drive and then Jen tells me its life. I have to say that I am really not feeling for her, I great really tired of hearing about people that complain about their lives when they actually having nothing to complain about. I do know that there are people out there that do have a tough life and I will say Jen does not, for god sake she has new gel nails every week so it can’t be that bad.

So because of her attitude I found it really hard to train her today because I knew she was not motivated, I really would have liked to kick her ass but I would have just made myself frustrated.

mikeveinot

May 5th, 2011

Today I am training Liz and I will say that I really enjoy training her because she really likes to be pushed and what’s to see results. One great factor that Liz has that I think will keep her focused would be her fiancé Paul, he is in pretty good shape and I think he is going to keep pushing her.

Today’s session is going to be tough I want to push her out of her comfort zone just a little, and I did it was great we did a few sprints on the treadmill and lots of lunges and squats which she loves because it is going to tighten up her butt. The other are that I wanted to focus on was her core. We did lots of planks, side planks crunches etc. She loved it. One of the best things about Liz is that she has such a great sense of humor and she is always cracking jokes…

mikeveinot

April 28th, 2011

I am training Melissa today and I noticed that she rode her bike to the gym, I think that is great but she did not have her helmet on. I wanted to let her know that I am a strong believer in helmets. I was in an accident less them a month ago and the only thing that saved me was my helmet. So because of that I made sure that she knows that and the next time.

It’s time to get on with the training session, I did warn her about the treadmill, only because she almost killed herself last week by falling off. I do give her credit for getting back on. Today’s session is going to be a full body with an emphasis on core and cardio. Body weight exercises and tubing work.

Melissa does a pretty good job today but I know that she can do better. I really hope that she is going to get into this whole workout thing. I really do think that one of her problems in eating and proper nutrition. I am hoping that she chats with Maria to discuss some form on nutrition.

Jonathan is here and I am hoping ready for a workout. This is my 3rd workout with him and the first 2 were not that tough, at least in my eyes. The session at the park did not last that long so my goal is to have him complete a full session. I still want to push him today so he knows what it is liked to be pushed and so that he can prove to himself that he can do it.

We did some boxing, the only real reason that I wanted to integrate boxing was so that he could work out any frustrations that he might have. I am also thinking and he might want to pursue it after we are done. His actual session went really well he worked hard you just need to keep on him because he will look for a way out of doing an exercise. You do need to remember he is only 13.

Mama Fraser is here and she is pumped for a workout. I think she brought her A game today. Mama Fraser worked really hard today, I am really impressed with what she did today. I love to see that she can be pushed hard and is will to be pushed…

I did ask Coleen how she thought her daughters were doing, Coleen was really impressed with how Sara is going with everything, she has quit smoking and there are days that she is just a little cranky. Sara decided to start with the patch and it seems to be working. It just goes to show that it can be done if you put your mind to it. The great thing about this is that it works with exercise as well; we just need to make sure that we keep everyone focused and motivated.

mikeveinot

April 27th, 2011

Today I have the pleasure to go to visit Liz Pearson’s class during their gym class. I am excited to see the kids and to see what kind of shape they are in. As I get there I do notice that Miss Pearson is outside with her class doing some form of running on the spot drills… I asked her what she is doing and she explains that she likes to do these little fitness drills with her class to try to keep them motivated and to burn off some excess energy so that they can focus more is the class room. Smart of her!!

I am introduced to Mr.Steele, he is the principle of the school and he is excited to hear what my plans for the kids are going to be. I had mentioned to him that my goal for the class was to make things fun and tough all rolled into one class. I was going to play some games with the kids, wheel barrel races, skipping, push ups, step ups, squats, running around the gym. I wanted to finish the class off with a game of dodge ball, boy have the times changed. I was introduced into the latest and more modern game of dodge ball to be honest it was somewhat more complicated then I remember. Thank goodness for Mr. Steele because there was various times throughout the class when the kids were winning the battle over me. He was able to bring everyone back and to get some control of the chaos that was happening.

I did have a couple of the little girls struggle with some of the workout and it just so happened that they were a couple of the heavier girls in the class. They found it tough and some tears were shed but I think we handled it pretty well and we rallied them back so that they could have fun with the rest of the class.

After the class was over I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Steele, I really wanted to find out about what they did with the kids and after school programs, team sports they offer etc. I was really pleased to find out that Mr. Steele has strong beliefs in sports and nutrition. Mr. Steele has introduced a veggie/fruit program where the school brings in healthy veggie snacks in the morning so the kids learn new foods and fills them up on fresh veggies/fruits before recess. That’s a great idea!

I did mention to Mr. Steele and I would love to help out with any programs that they are doing while I am in Taylor, I also mentioned that I would love to work with Miss Pearson’s class again if we could make it work…

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