I worked out with a trainer twice last week as she offers two free visits prior to signing up.
I was super psyched to work out with her as her specialties are postural problems and joint injuries. I mean, what better match could there be???
Visit 1 involved a lot of benchmarking. She tested flexibility, strength and watched me from every angle to see posturally what I’m doing. She shared her observations with me, mainly that I favor my right side due to my left ankle problems. No surprise there…but she shared with me that there are things we can do to strengthen the left side to make it more balanced.
Visit 2 was a workout she designed for me. It was hard but not unmanageable. We did a lot of strength training using just body weight…of which I have aplenty right now. Leg lifts, modified push-ups, walking while holding weights up…nothing that I’m incapable of.
It was awesome and I kept catching myself thinking ‘gosh, I miss this!’
And then she shared pricing.
Dum, dum, dum.
Totally not doable. To the tune of $350 per month.
Totally not doable.
So…I’m kinda back to the drawing board. While I’d love to work with her and feel that I’d greatly benefit, I just can’t commit to that number in my budget.
But I also know that I need to resume activity. I’m mad at myself. I remember thinking this time last year ‘I can’t believe I’ve seen so much joint mobility difference just from working out and I can never ever lose sight of that.’ And here I am…having fully lost sight of that.
In the short term, I trained with my old trainer online for several months where he’d email me the workouts. I didn’t like it because I need the accountability of showing to someone. But it was cheap…much less than even $100 per month.
I still have all of those workouts stored in my email inbox. I think at least in the interim, I’m going to start back at day one with him and go through the whole series again. This time, I’ll be taking it more seriously.
Any tips on accountability to actually doing it? That is my biggest struggle.