Categorized as: Before and After

Hockey, Football, Mountain biking, Etc…

OK….September is here!  We are all back to our busy schedules and fitness routines, hopefully we have kept up our training, or, at the very least stayed active on our summer holidays.  Thankfully I have kept up with my “in gym” training sessions, my shoulder is feeling great and I’m back playing hockey and football while continuing to mountain bike.  Now, there is nothing like on field and on ice training, but my “still” 41 year old body has managed to make it through a weekend of all three activities, which, in part, I credit to my work in the gym.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still sore, but at least I’m not broken and was able to get out and enjoy this incredible view!

Comparison Photo!

We have some walls ripped down around the Rep1 expansion side.  New ones are going in soon.  Here is a comparison photo!  How’s it gonna look when it’s finished??

The First Wall Is Down!

You can see all the way to the back now that the first wall is down… it looks a little rough but the space is big and will be cleaned up soon!

The Mess We’re Dealing With

Lots of people have been asking what we are doing with the expansion side of Rep1.  We don’t want to divulge everything but in the next couple of months we will be dropping hints of what is to come.  But first we’d like to show you a few images of what we are dealing with!  Here is behind the scenes at the old bottle depot… It is a little shaded because there is minimal lighting back there.

 

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A Bigger Shadow

A bigger shadow of my former self went up Cypress mountain yesterday.  My legs have been in a funk for over a year and every time I road on them they just hurt.  Period.  Yesterday was the first time in a long time where they haven’t ‘hurt’!!!  But man am I slow… I think the legs are recovered but now the long road to peak physical condition begins again!  My goal is to get back to being someone to look out for at the front of the peloton… not someone falling off the back.  A structured plan is the only way to do this.  Finish the summer building up some power for the track season… race track and do some seriously long rides this winter.  Yes, embarrassing as it is… I’m training for next year!! Ha!!  See you on the road!

Happiness

This past week, Lorea and I went to see a massage therapist who recently launched her own business. I have only ever been to one other massage therapist and was decently pleased. This woman, Laurie, was amazing. She immediately identified that my spine curves to the left, something I was unaware of, and she was able to identify, in detail, which parts of my back and quads were tight.

While I was waiting for Lorea to finish receiving her massage, I saw this poster hanging on Laurie’s wall and thought I would share the quote:
“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We making a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
If this quote resonates with you, share it with those closest to you and pass on the positive message!

How Far We Have Come

On Saturday April 13th, we had a Rep1 team meeting. The purpose was to bring everyone together and to discuss Rep1’s Vision and Core Values.

Prepping for, and speaking about our vision took me back to 2008-09 when Scott, Chad, and I were having a lot of secret meetings to discuss what we wanted in a fitness facility. We had all been in the industry for a long time so we thought we knew what would/wouldn’t work. In Oct of 2010, Rep1 opened its doors. We were lucky enough to have some independent training companies believe in and join us in trying to achieve our goals.

Two and half years later, we have 1 admin, 2 front desk, 3 Rep1 trainers, and roughly 15 independent training companies working out of our space. It is great to see that we are creating a Network of People that are Inspired by Health and Fitness working under the same roof.

The picture below was taken during a Friday at 7 am… Who would have thought we could create something so special. Wait until we expand!!!!

Riding

So, went riding with Chad Friday.   Had a great time but realized that after 6 months of no mountain biking the legs didn’t feel to bad going up hill, funny, I guess the training and spinning does work! The test run was successful and my shoulder felt great, I’m ready for something more serious.  The weather should be good this weekend so test number 2 will get done!

Expansion!

I know it’s a long way off but did our first walk through of the expansion space next door and I’m pumped!!  The ideas are starting to flow!  Everyone has been saying “what are you going to do?, what is it going to look like”… all we can say to that is “wait and see!”.  It is time to step outside the personal training box and have some fun.  By the end of 2013 we should have a product that knocks your socks off!

Under-Construction

May 19th, 2011

Before this session with Jonathan starts I am told that Steve wants to start running in the trail with Jon and he really is not that interested in doing that but I am going to get him to do some running in our session today and I am not going to explain why and what his dad wants to do.

During our session I had him on the treadmill and he actually did a pretty good job with it, he may not like it but I really think it’s because he thinks it too hard. We did lots of boxing combinations today with various super sets of push-ups, cardio on the step etc.We also integrated some skipping today he did not like it to much because it is hard. Skipping is not an easy exercise because you are using a lot of different muscle groups, coordination, and cardio conditioning as well as foot speed and hand eye coordination. I think it is something that we will keep working on during our session.

Jamie is here and as usual she rode he bike her, I will say she is really making changes in her body and I am seeing it every session. Today I really want to light her up so I am really going to push her we start out on the treadmill and I asked her about the wedding and Jamie tells me that she has to do some cake tasting this weekend and she is worried about it. I did say to her that not so stress you do not have to have a full piece of cake just take little bits and don’t eat a whole piece. I think I might have eased her mind a bit; she is excited about her wedding.

So time for the session to begin, we did lots of walking lunges, cardio bursts on the step, I had Jamie run lines from hurdle to hurdle, we did medicine ball tosses and abs, tubing bicep and chest work, I really could go on but I will say that we went nonstop for the hour and she was amazing.

After her session I asked her about goals and how she was feeling with all the changes that she was seeing,Jamie also opened up about her mom and that they were not always supportive of her but I mentioned to her that they are going to be really surprised with her this time because she is really making a difference.

Kris and Jordy are here for their workout, I really have not seen them that much the past couple weeks because Jordy’s grandmother was really sick and she passed away last week and they had the funeral on the weekend. I just wanted to check in with him to see how he was doing. Jordy tells me he is doing really well and that he will miss his grandma but she is in a better place. I also checked in with him to see how his pop addiction was going, he has pretty much stopped drinking pop, that’s exciting.

The training session was tough today we did lots of crazy things and we were half way through and Kris was really starting to struggle. It was the first time I noticed that she struggled; I will say that Jordy was keeping up and doing really well, he has made some changes with this whole process as well. It is really nice to see that the ones that decided to take on this challenge and go with it are doing really well;there are some that are still struggling.

Back to the session, Kris rallied back to finish the session strong, there were some High 5’s all around.Kris still does not understand why she struggled today. I just tried to explain to her that some days are sometimes harder than others and don’t get discouraged her next session will be better.

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