It’s another beautiful afternoon here in Wokingham.
I can’t quite believe how lucky we’ve been with the weather since the start of lockdown. Bright blue skies, dry days (almost exclusively) and a gradual feeling of warmth building in the days.
It has made a huge difference to our Virtually There: Online Fit Camp participants and I’ve been delighted to see an increasing number of our members using the online class option as the weeks have gone on.
What I am also so excited to see is how they are improving.
I’ve spent some time on all the groups over the last few weeks working on one exercise to improve technique and then therefore results.
We’ve worked at length on squats, squat jumps, triple jumps and squat pulses.
I am not suggesting for one minute that they have enjoyed it as much as I have. But I can sleep soundly knowing that their improved ability to execute the moves, their increased stamina and range can only help them.
I’m moving onto press ups and hands down exercises next…afterall I’ve got the time 🙂
Where I don’t have much time left is in my forties.
This Monday I hit 50.
I have no issue with my age. It’s a number, like my weight and shoe size. What makes me laugh is that 19 years ago, when I first started teaching aerobics at St Crispins gym, it was with the 50+ girls. Even then 50 was too young an age bracket for that group, I am not planning on being part of it!
I haven’t decided to do anything major to mark the day, I’ve spent my fiftieth year making some pretty massive personal and professional changes, I don’t need the distraction of it right now. However I have set myself a couple of challenges that I wanted to achieve before Monday.
One was to fight off a niggle that I’ve had since January when I ran a 63 minute 10km race with very limited training (surely I could beat 60 minutes with some training?)
And then just recently I’ve decided that I want to help 150 people at my Virtually There: Sunday Wake Up session before I hit the big 5-oh.
Luckily I am 50% of the way there!
This morning I beat my 60 minute goal and busted my way around a 10km route in 58 minutes and 20 seconds. To be honest I was chuffed with 63 back in January. I am pretty bloody delighted with 58 minutes!
It needed some pretty controlled pacing (I tend to run off too quickly too soon, like a horse apparently) and some committed training. So over the last 4 weeks I have made sure that I have run three times a week, run up and down hills and done some speed work. It paid off!
Now I just want to see Sunday come good!
So I have a favour to ask…I’ll help you – if you can help me!
This Sunday I’ll help you with a fun, free, 50 exercise versions workout if you can join me and log in via Zoom?
You’ll be working out and doing something positive and I’ll be able to help more of you get a good start to your Sunday. What’s not to like?!
- I won’t promise no burpees (I need to find 50 exercises!)
- I also won’t promise to name check all of you (but I will try my hardest)
- But I do promise to get you moving, hopefully smiling and also give you a feeling of collaboration as you’ll be part of my plan!
To join me you need to do one or two things.
- If you’ve been to a Virtually There Session before you need to go to your TeamUp account and register for Sunday, that’s all.
- If you are a Zoom Workout novice you need to sign up for this free TeamUp membership first and then register for the Sunday session at 9am.
All you need is water, somewhere to workout, a device on WiFi you can run Zoom from and some workout / comfy clothes.
I really look forward to welcoming you along on Sunday.
Have a super weekend!