Sunday, December 11, 2011
A Trainer Kicked My A$$ in 7 Minutes Flat!
When I joined my gym earlier this year, the membership came with two free personal training sessions, to get a physical assessment and get a workout routine established. Today, I finally got around to the assessment portion. I actually kind of felt like I was on the Biggest Loser, in both a good and a bad way, I had to answer a bunch of health/lifestyle questions, got weight and bodyfat measurements taken, and was issued a "health age" to compare to my regular age, among other stats. Well, I knew it wouldn't be good, but it still smarts to see it in print: I am 40 years old, with a health age of 55. And my body fat percentage was 38.5. Holy crap, I am over a third fat!!! And then, he managed to do a fitness assessment that consisted of squats, lunges, step ups onto a weight bench, push ups, tricep dips, and crunches that left me feeling like a complete puddle of goo after 7 minutes. Awful. And revealing. I learned a lot, too. Next week I get my workout.