Sunday, September 19, 2010

Corporate Fitness

I went to an in-service on Thursday at work regarding our new partnership with Team Adrenaline fitness.  It's an interesting concept...

Basically, we will work out as a group twice a week.  The other days of the week, we're on our own.  They have a personal trainer who will be working with us, and then a nutritionist/dietitian(?) MD who will be helping us plan our meals.  She said a few things that resonated with me this week.  She said we should eat to live, and fuel our bodies.  That doesn't mean that you can't have the good stuff, just in moderation.  I know this isn't a new concept, at least not to me, but it makes me happy to hear.  I hate fad diets.  They also talked a lot about the 7 elements of fitness.  I can't remember them all, and I lost my notes I took, but basically, there are 7 elements, and it's nearly impossible to be perfect at every single one.  Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.  There's power, balance, flexibility, cardiovascular strength, etc.  When you join a gym, you stick with what you're comfortable with--say it's the treadmill.  If you're flexible, you're probably going to go to a yoga class, and not much else.  That's definitely me...I get comfortable doing one or two things, and I won't branch out to try something else.  Or I will try, but decide I don't like not being comfortable.  The trainer discussed with us that they will continuously take us out of our comfort zone.  Good good.  But, again, where's the person who's going to make me work out the other 5 days of the week?  :)

Anyway, I'm going to the trial class on Thursday.  It's an hour long, outside.  Should be interesting!  My employer is paying for half of these sessions for everyone, and working with our schedules.  It's a 14 week program, which takes us through the holidays.  The nice thing is that I can't always work out on a Tuesday or Thursday after work because of Troy's schedule, but I can join the group at other corporate sites during the week, or at the Y on Saturdays.  Nice.  They have also set it up for payroll deduction, which is nice.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! My work is starting our annual fitness challenge tomorrow. Not sure the full details, but thankfully it doesn't involve pedometers. Last year I actually worked out less than usual, because I was so focused on just making sure I got so many steps in per day (killed my strength training routine.) This year we don't have the details, but it's more about meeting fitness goals--which will be based on current fitness level. That could be interesting...I'm considered one of the fitter people at work, I think, even if I'm far from the fittest-looking.