I have a great deal of excitement and anticipation as my first day back in a gym has arrived. My expectation of the coming workout has me remembering row after row of machines, waiting in line for a bench or weights, and trying to figure out my diet.
I found that my idea of “working out” was stuck back in the 90’s. My first training experience at SmithBuilt was completely different.
I had previously discussed my goals with the team at SmithBuilt and received a nutrition plan on day one, no more guessing on my behalf – Bonus #1. Upon walking in the gym I was met by Jordan, my trainer, who had created a personal workout based on my goals, my current level of fitness and current athletic ability. Again, no more guessing – Bonus #2.
I started my journey back to fitness with a regiment aimed to hit chest, triceps, shoulders. The first round of sets were no problem, for a second I thought – hey, Could I still have the hang of this? Then the second round of sets caught up to me quick, and muscle fatigue began to creep in. The third round required some assistance at points (sometimes a lot) and quite a few breaks to catch my breath. Finally I made it, I had completed the session and not soon enough because I was out of gas.
What stood out most in my mind was that I was not allowed to quit. I would finish every rep and I would finish every set, no excuses. We may adjust the resistance or weight but we never cut it short. I had a trainer that was able to adjust the session based on my performance and make sure I finished.
A great workout and a great beginning. I can’t wait to see what’s next.