I won’t lie. When I got asked to take on the fitness assignment for the site, I was under the impression that it was a comprehensive fitness assessment where they would tell me how out of shape I was and address the importance of exercise. Clearly, attentive listening isn’t a skill of mine. In actuality, I would be tackling 6 personal workout sessions with Josh Neumann of StayFitAnywhere, in addition to…
6 homework assignments and some coaching on eating right.
I have never “worked out” before, never ventured near the Grouse Grind and the only athletic gear you would have caught me in was circa 2003 when it was cool to wear your workout gear, everywhere – Josh had his work cut out for him. The man was brave and created a customized work out regime that was targeted the key areas I wanted to tackle. My initial assessment revealed that I could do a whole 3 pushups – impressive I know.
Throughout the 6+ weeks, I perspired and wheezed myself through a variety of exercises which were mostly weight training with very little cardio which was a big plus for me. A whole lot of morning-after pains in muscles I never knew I had. It wasn’t pleasant but it was good to know I was working out the dormant muscles of my back side, which Josh told me was the key to reaching my goals.
After my training, I felt stronger, faster and more powerful. This was verified in my last session where I was able to do 21 pushups and lift half my body weight in kettle bells. Every session, I not only had a whole lot of kinetic expertise but got impromptu lessons on the science and research behind the instruction which made me stop and think about a lot of things I’ve never given thought to. Here are some of the a-ha moments I will take away from my experience
For more information as for Josh Neumann at StayFitAnywhere.