Today, while working out, I started thinking about the progression of things since we opened the doors of CB South Fitness. It had not occurred to me that during the weeks of opening the gym, and in making sure that things went smoothly for our members, that I was also working out more than I had in years.
A few weeks ago, a friend who is a personal trainer, put together a total body workout program for me. For the first time in my life my workouts are organized, balanced, and I am doing them with more consistency than ever before (3x per week). From box squats, to Romanian deadlifts, bench press, and dumbbell step-ups (using the plyo box), bent over barbell-row, lateral pull downs, and a fun alteration to traditional bicep curls, my workouts stay interesting and most importantly, challenging. I forgot to mention the best part - that each week I am adding 5lbs extra to my bar from the week before! Adding weights in a progression is something that has never been part of my workout regimen, and I am so glad that it is now. From bending over to pick up my 2-year old and feeling the strength in my back and arms, to how solid I am on my feet when I attempt to be the ultimate skier (notice I said “attempt”- I have a long way to go!), I feel better about everyday movements, and recreational sports, thanks to the dedication to my workouts.
Living in Crested Butte, there are a million reasons to be outside enjoying the beautiful winter wonderland that we all know and love. But when time is limited, or you are looking for more than a cardio workout, get to the gym. Even a 20-minute weight training session counts!
For those of you that are not members, or have not been by to check out the gym, we have several posters on the walls with various exercises, stretches and movements so that things stay fun, and workouts can change regularly (if you want them to). For some, this can mean adding new exercises to your ‘routine’ and challenging new muscle groups. If you are up to the task, put together a workout sheet to help you track each exercise and weight, and then start increasing the weight slightly every couple of weeks. Or at best, work with personal trainer, Tim Skafidas. Personal trainers can build you a custom workout plan, to satisfy your personal fitness goals. We have an awesome local trainer at our fingertips, with 20 years experience, at a great price!
In closing, I still have a long way to go, but each week the confidence builds as the weight increases, and I feel great!
*To inquire about training with Tim Skafidas please contact us and we will put you in touch, or you can check out the Training & Services page on our website! Right now, 20% discounts on couples training sessions!