Three years ago in July 2006– I had just turned 39– and decided I could no longer get away with just being slim, I also needed to be fit. And here was the problem, I have never in my life managed to continue going to the gym for longer than about 2 months before I would give up. So this time I decided if this was going to work, I needed the help of a professional.
I arrived at Innovative Fitness [above] where I signed up to have my very own personal trainer for 3 months, twice a week. I figured I needed a jump start and by the end of 3 months I would know what I was doing at the gym on my own so that I would stay motivated enough to keep going.
When you arrive at Innovative Fitness all the trainers call out your name and it makes you feel like you are part of a special club, (we all pretend to be embarrassed, but really we like it : ). And to answer your question about whether that kept me going on my own, yes it did! Then about a year ago, I started pairing up with a former client of mine (now a good friend) Virginia. My one big luxury is my Friday mornings with Virginia and I look forward to it all week!
This is our trainer Kris Schjelderup (also the general manager), here to begin our workout (we are both on the treadmill). Apparently it’s to be a beach work-out today! This beach (below) is a 2 minute jog from the facility and last Friday was a beautiful day to be outside!
Here is another photo towards the Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park!
Here Kris demonstrated a box jump to show us what he wanted us to do next.
Here we are, doing a couple laps down the beach and back.
Here doing the Karate Kid move (I wasn’t trying to jump onto my other leg like Virginia managed to do so skillfully!). The only thing you can’t say at Innovative Fitness is “I can’t do this!”
This is the closest you are ever going to see me without make-up on 🙂
And this is me (not shown : ) being stretched at the end of my work-out!
This is where we go for lattes:
Delaney’s always features a local artist, and this time it’s Krista Eaton.
And of course the lesson of the day here is, the wall colour (being a greeny gold) is too dirty with all these bright fresh, clean colours (in the artwork) but certainly works as a temporary spot to showcase them!
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