Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Feel the Burn :)

I can feel that good workout burn already!

The way my workout was Mon, Wed, Fri were my cardio (treadmill) days. Tues, Thur, and Sat were my BowFlex days. Sun I! I stuck with mostly cardio today. I did a very little bit of weight training. That was just to get my computer program set up. Each machine is hooked up to a computer that keeps track of your workouts. (Oh no, my trainer can see what I am doing even when she isn't!) I enter my ID into the touch screen at each machine and it tells you where to set weight, seats, bars, etc. It is also set with the correct range of motion to keep track of reps. It scolds you when you let the weight you are lifting touch the stack or if you don't complete a rep. Not really scolds, but it beeps and doesn't count the incompleted reps.

Tomorrow afternoon I will go to finish up the computer set up and do my weight lifting. The trainer I was supposed to meet with wasn't in because of a family emergency. The trainer I did meet with was doubled up with appointments. She got me as far as she would with the initial set up, but we agreed to meet tomorrow rather than have her rush with either one of us "new" exercisers.

My new workout plan is going to include swimming. I plan to do that Mon, Wed, Fri morning. I will strength train Tues, Thurs, and Sat along with that I will do a warm and cool down on one of the cardio machines.

I will keep you posted on my progress!


carolynn said...

Did you say you were joining the Y???? And they have THAT sophisticated equipment??
That is amazing! I have no doubt that you will love it!

Pen said...

They sure! It's called FitLinx.

There are four pieces in the circuit that are not linked yet, but they should be by the end of the year.

Diane said...

WOW, what a setup. That is amazing and I am sure you will enjoy it. My problem is I won't exercise alone. I have to be in a group or with someone. It bores me. LOL

Pen said...

They have started these Commit to be Fit classes. Individual or group classes are available.

I chose an individual class. It's nice because you pick the time. Periodically your trainer will send messages through the FitLinx, and once a month they give you a print out of how you are doing. It's not as intense as a traditional personal training program, but I think there will be enough motivation that it will keep me going.

The best part is there is no charge with your membership.

carolynn said...

No charge????

You've got it made in the shade, girlie! still have to do the workout! LOL

Pen said...

No charge for Commit to be Fit, but there is a!

carolynn said...

I meant the personal trainer....he comes with the membership?

Awesome set up!

Pen said...

Yep, but it isn't a one-on-one traditional personal trainer telling you to drop and do 20 push-ups. More like someone to keep you motivated and accountable I guess.

They don't have to be there because FitLinx won't count a rep if I don't lift it all the!!