As a gymnastics trainer I need to stay fit

I own and manage a gymnastic studio.

  • I train students ranging from age 4 to high school seniors and a few college students.

My studio offers classes 7 days per week, including beginner level up to advanced classes. Our teams compete all over the country for medals. I actively participate in the physical training of the gymnasts. I instruct them on proper body position for handstands, walkovers, handsprings, aerials, tucks and a variety of maneuvers. I guide them through a variation of drills to increase strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. I physically help to convey their bodies through the more difficult skills on the floor, beam, bars and vault. The sport is definitely physically demanding. The students need to achieve peak physical and mental condition to progress through the skills, minimize injury and not succumb to the pressure of competition. It is important that I also take good care of myself. I need to have the strength to support their body weight. I spot their bodies as they attempt difficult skills. Most of the kids are taller and weigh more than I do. I am only 5’2” tall. I weigh around 118 pounds. I am 55 years old but have not decreased my responsibilities at the study. I still meet the demands of my job and protect the safety of the gymnasts. I do this by maintaining peak fitness levels. Outside of working with the kids, I workout on my own for at least an hour every morning. I concentrate on thoroughly stretching my muscles. I raise my heart rate and concentrate on core strength. By keeping up with my own fitness, I’m able to fulfill the requirements of spotting without suffering daily aches and pains. I get tired and stiff, but I’ve encountered no debilitating injuries. My hope is to remain active for as long as possible. I enjoy instructing and working with the kids. I have no intention of retiring for a long time yet.

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Getting in shape for my wedding with the help of personal trainer

When I began planning my wedding, there were so many tasks and details to worry about.

I checked into the various venues across the area, hoping to find the perfect place to handle our guest list.

I read reviews pertaining to wedding photographers, florists and DJs. I sampled well as a hundred types of cakes. I even looked into the proper language for the invitations and debated endlessly over the weight of paper and fonts I should use. I switched between several different color schemes, the design of the tuxedos and hem length of bridesmaids dresses. I also decided I needed to shed some weight and get in better physical shape before my special day. I was determined to look and feel confident on my wedding day. I hoped to begin my married life with a firm commitment to health and wellness. In the same way I looked to professionals to help with the other tasks, I hired a professional trainer to assist me with reaching my fitness goals. The personal trainer sat down with me to discuss everything from my eating habits to my normal exercise routine. She helped me design a healthier diet plan and suggested I give up coffee, fast food, pasta and sweets. On her recommendation, I added variety and increased the amount of vegetables, fruits and nuts I consume. I started paying attention to proteins in my diet. I made a point to drink more water and follow a strict sleep schedule. I worked out with the personal trainer 4 evenings per week for 90 minute sessions. The training was super exhausting. The trainer included high impact aerobics, weight lifting, stretching and a wide variety of exercises I’d never tried before. She often had me running, jumping rope, lunging, squatting and using battle ropes. I started doing more difficult yoga poses. It wasn’t long before I saw the improvement in the mirror and on the scale. I suddenly had more energy and certainly looked better in my wedding dress.

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Buying a stationary bike and loving it

It took a long time to save up enough to purchase a new piece of exercise equipment.

Modern workout gear is technology advanced and super expensive. Since I was not willing to settle for a basic model or give up on durability or the most sophisticated features, the price was especially high. Before I made the investment, I devoted a great deal of time to research. I checked into the biggest manufacturers, latest styles and various models of equipment on the market. I poured over consumer reports about treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines, and stairmasters. I looked into all the different styles of stationary bikes. Each type of equipment provides various advantages as well as drawbacks. I hoped to choose an option that wouldn’t require a lot of space. I was hoping for quiet operation, reliability and to lessen impact on my joints. I was looking for the right exercise machine to help me burn a great deal of calories in a minimal amount of time. After a lot of consideration, I chose a stationary bike. Working out on the bike is such a pleasure that I sometimes feel guilty about it. I think I’m not working hard enough because I’m able to read on my Kindle, file my nails or compile a grocery list while I pedal. The bike includes a user-friendly touchscreen display. I am able to navigate between a variety of workout programs. I can target a particular amount of calories to burn, distance to accomplish or time to spend on the bike. At any time during the session, I can increase the exertion level by increasing resistance or pedaling faster. I typically burn anywhere between 400 to 500 calories in an hour. The seat of the bike is comfortable. The bike is quiet so I can listen to music. A built-in fan blows cool air directly on me. It’s a wonderful machine for working out.
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Prefer the conveniences of a home gym

After my 3 children were born, I had to give up my gym membership.

I lacked the free time necessary to make the trip, spend an hour on my workout, shower and drive a half an hour back home.

I was unwilling to hire a babysitter. However, I continued to make my workouts an everyday priority. I simply needed to figure out a quicker and easier way to handle my fitness goals. I decided to put together a gym at home. I cleaned out an area of the basement and set up a dehumidifier to deal with the excessive moisture. I began looking into all the various styles of exercise equipment for sale and found that the decent machines are truly expensive. I couldn’t afford to put together a home gym all at once and take advantage of the latest technology. My initial buys included a weight bench, free weights of different sizes, yoga mat and jump rope. That was the limit of my budget. I managed with the basic equipment until I could afford some resistance bands, kettlebells and weighted poles. For every birthday, Mother’s day, anniversary and Christmas present, I ask for fitness equipment. I have gradually built up a decent inventory of gear, including a treadmill and elliptical. I’m now saving my money to buy a stationary bike. I am thankful that the space in the basement keeps nice as cool and comfortable all year round. The only drawbacks are the low ceilings and constant moisture. I make sure to empty the reservoir of the dehumidifier every morning. Although my kids are old enough now that I could easily go back to a gym membership, I’ve figured out that I prefer working out at home. Whether I have r twenty minutes or an hour available, I can get in a good workout.

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Joining a gym with a friend

My friend and I decided it would be a great idea to sign up at the gym together.

The closest fitness facility is a half an hour drive away.

It seemed smart to carpool. It didn’t take long to figure out that my friend Cindy and I have a different approach to our fitness training. Our goals are not even in the same league. Cindy immediately heads straight to the tanning bed, sauna, steam room and likes to soak in the hot tub. The only workout machine she ever uses is the treadmill, and she strictly walks on it. She never elevates her heart rate or works up a sweat. Cindy prefers to spend a total of 30 to 40 minutes at the gym. I plan to spend at least 60 minutes working out. I would prefer to workout for a good 90 minutes or even two hours. By the time I’m done, I desperately need a shower. I like to use a variety of different machines, targeting as many muscles as possible. I move between the stationary bikes, rowing equipment and elliptical. I tend to get carried away on the treadmill and strive to beat my personal best for speed and distance. The weight benches and free weights are great for working the triceps and biceps. I really like those machines that concentrate on the several leg muscles. By the end of the session, I’m soaked with sweat and feeling totally spent. Since Cindy only wants to go to the gym one or two days per week, I’ve started heading to the gym extra days on my own. I know that I’m getting way more value from my membership fees than she is. When Cindy and I go to the gym together, I focus more on stretching and relaxation. When I go there alone, I try to burn as many calories as I can.

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I was surprised as clients smoked weed while I fixed their HVAC system

Part of my job as a professional heating, ventilation and A/C repair specialist is to service residential and commercial customers; but the business where my job is located has a tremendous list of customers… All of us service more than two different eating establishments, businesses, home communities, and residential homeowners.

From Tuesday to Friday, my job is hardly ever the same; last month I spent a great deal of time installing an air filtration device in a company office.

This month I have been working on a lot of home issues. All of us have a home complex on the east side of the river. The buildings are run down and they undoubtedly could benefit from large scale renovations. The heating, ventilation and A/C systems cut down frequently, and it doesn’t matter if it is the warm season, cold winter, or mild springtime seasons… On Tuesday, I went to the home complex by the river and I maintained several air conditioners; and every time the home complex has a bad rain storm, mud and dirt become trapped in the drain lines and this causes a lot of issues for the air conditioners. One particular home stinked like serious marijuana and I could catch the stink in the hallway when I stepped off the elevator. The stink was undoubtedly pungent and it continued to grow stronger and stronger as I walked to the particular apartment; I knocked twice before the occupant opened the door and an immense cloud of smoke came barreling out of the hallway. It was undoubtedly clear that the stink of marijuana was coming from that site. I’m surprised that I didn’t get a contact buzz because those guys didn’t stop smoking the entire time that I was working on the air conditioner there.

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My HVAC clients were smoking marijuana while I serviced their air system

Part of my job as a new heating, ventilation and A/C maintenance serviceman is to maintain residential and commercial buyers, the dealer where my job is at has a tremendous list of buyers, both of us maintain many steakhouses, businesses, apartment communities, and residential homeowners.

From Monday to Tuesday, my job is hardly ever the same… Last year I spent a great deal of time installing an air filtration device in a dealer office.

This week I have been finally working on a lot of apartment problems. Both of us have an apartment complex on the east side of the river. The buildings are run down and they entirely could benefit from serious renovations. The heating, ventilation and A/C systems break down frequently, and it doesn’t matter if it is the summer, winter, or spring seasons… But on Tuesday, I went to the apartment complex by the river and I diagnosed several a/cs. Every time the apartment complex has an awful storm, mud and dirt become trapped in the drain line and this causes a lot of problems for the a/cs. One certain apartment smelled like marijuana and I could smell the smell in the hallway when I stepped off the elevator. The smell was undoubtedly pungent and it continued to grow stronger and stronger as I walked to the certain apartment! I knocked twice before the tenant opened their door and a sizable cloud of smoke came barreling out of the narrow hallway. It was undoubtedly clear that the smell of marijuana was coming from that site. I’m surprised that I didn’t get a contact buzz because those men didn’t stop smoking the entire time that I was finally working on their central a/c.

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I had an interesting situation to deal with during an HVAC repair

Part of our work as heating, ventilation and A/C repair specialists is to service residential and commercial clients; then the business where I work has a tremendous list of clients.

The people I work with and I service numerous steakhouses, businesses, apartment communities, and residential homeowners; however from Saturday to Tuesday, our work is hardly ever the same.

But last month I spent a great deal of time installing air filtration equipment in a corporation office. This month I have been unquestionably working on a lot of various apartment complications. The people I live with and I have an apartment complex on the east side of the river. The buildings are run down and they unquestionably could benefit from legitimate renovations. The heating, ventilation and A/C systems cut down frequently, and it does not matter if it is the summer, winter, or the springtime seasons! On Tuesday, I went to the apartment complex by the river and I took care of numerous a/c units; every time the apartment complex has a bad storm, mud and dirt become trapped in the drain line and this causes a lot of complications for the a/c units. One particular apartment stinked akin to marijuana and I could detect the odor in the hallway when I stepped off the elevator. The stink was unquestionably pungent and it continued to grow stronger and stronger as I walked to the identifiable apartment, then I knocked twice before the tenant opened the door and an immense cloud of smoke came barreling out of the hallway. It was unquestionably clear that the stink of marijuana was coming from that site. I am surprised that I did not actually get a contact buzz because those guys did not stop smoking the entire time that I was unquestionably working on the a/c unit.
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The people on my HVAC route were smoking weed during a repair

Part of my job as an HVAC repair professional is to repair residential plus commercial buyers; and the supplier where I work has a tremendous list of buyers. The two of us repair many diners, businesses, home communities, plus residential homeowners; but from Sunday to Friday, my job is hardly ever the same, but last year I spent a superb deal of time installing air filtration components in a corporation office. This week I have been working on a lot of home problems. The two of us have a home complex on the east side of the river. The buildings are run down plus they actually could benefit from real renovations. The HVAC systems cut down frequently, plus it does not matter if it is the summer, winter, or springtime seasons. On Friday, I went to the home complex by the river plus I took care of many a/cs; then every time the home complex has a poor storm, mud plus dirt become trapped in the drain line plus this causes a lot of problems for the central a/cs. One identifiable home smelled akin to marijuana plus I could smell the odor in the hallway when I stepped off the elevator. The smell was truly pungent plus it continued to grow stronger plus stronger as I walked to the identifiable apartment… I knocked twice before the tenant opened the door plus an immense cloud of smoke came barreling out of the hallway. It was truly clear that the smell of marijuana was coming from that site. I’m surprised that I didn’t get a contact buzz because those women didn’t stop smoking the entire time that I was there working on the a/c.

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The whole apartment smelled like marijuana

Part of my job as an HVAC repair technician is to service residential and commercial clients.

The company where I work has a tremendous list of clients.

We service many restaurants, businesses, apartment communities, and residential homeowners. From Monday to Tuesday, my job is hardly ever the same. Last week I spent a great deal of time installing air filtration equipment in a business office. This week I have been working on a lot of apartment problems. We have an apartment complex on the east side of the river. The buildings are run down and they really could benefit from renovations. The HVAC systems break down frequently, and it doesn’t matter if it is the summer, winter, or spring seasons. On Tuesday, I went to the apartment complex by the river and I serviced several air conditioners. Every time the apartment complex has a terrible storm, mud and dirt become trapped in the drain line and this causes a lot of issues for the air conditioners. One particular apartment smelled like marijuana and I could smell the odor in the hallway when I stepped off the elevator. The smell was very pungent and it continued to grow stronger and stronger as I walked to the specific apartment. I knocked twice before the tenant opened the door and a huge cloud of smoke came barreling out of the hallway. It was very clear that the smell of marijuana was coming from that place. I’m surprised that I didn’t get a contact buzz because those guys didn’t stop smoking the entire time that I was working on the air conditioner.

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