In this article, Fitness: Moving to the Next Level, I am ready to share my personal journey to take it to the next level with Physical Therapist, Diane Foley and her work-out partner Karen DeGeal. For those who need to catch up, in Body Beautiful — Weight Control and Exercise, I summarized and posted the links to a number of articles as a quick resource to help you achieve your body beautiful goals.
For some, the mere advent of summer was enough incentive to get started. For those with a regular exercise routine, you may be ready to take your fitness and move it to the next level, like me. My incentive wasn’t the advent of summer, but my daughter’s wedding. I’m about to be the mother of the bride… . Thankfully, Diane and Karen are set on making me one “hot mama.”
First I’d like to share a little background since this is a more personal journey. Diane and Karen have been close friends and workout partners for quite a few years. They are both in exceptional shape and advanced in their routine. When I asked if I could join them, they welcomed me with open arms. Little did I know the extra work required to include me – a newbie. Fortunately their passion is to make a difference in the lives of others and they wholeheartedly invited me in and took me on as a special project. That being said, each routine Diane created at the advanced level for herself and Karen, had to be redesigned for me, the newbie. To alleviate boredom, Diane changes up the routine EVERY FEW MONTHS.
I wanted to share my journey so that others may benefit as well — the newbies as well as the more advanced. However, MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR PHYSICIAN’S APPROVAL WITH ANY CHANGE IN YOUR HEALTH CARE REGIMEN — IT’S CRUCIAL!
CIRCUIT TRAINING STATIONS:
THE BRILLIANT DESIGN OF CIRCUIT TRAINING IS EACH PERSON CAN MODIFY EACH EXERCISE TO FIT THEIR INDIVIDUAL FITNESS LEVEL.
Each routine is divided into stations, which makes it easier to work out in a group since we have a different station as our starting point. Every exercise is done for one minute. COMPLETE THREE ROUNDS TAKING A WATER BREAK BETWEEN EACH ROUND. There is something for everyone with two tracks — one for the newbie and the other more advanced.
This article provided the background on my personal journey as I take it to the next level. The next article will introduce you to the first station.
What level are you?