So I went for my first gym class today. 2 years of personal training did not prepare me for that. I don’t know how those diminutive 40-year-old aunties do it. Body Pump. The instructor was very encouraging, both before and after the class. I was the only first-timer so she moved me from the side to right in front of her. The thing is that I had had the benefit of a prep course in Body Pump before today.
It started two Mondays ago when I was having personal training and saw this class going on and I asked my trainer about it. I was interested because it seemed to cover all muscle groups. So my trainer said that if I was really going to go for it, he would give me a 15-minute run-through the following session. Well, that took the entire 1-hour session, and we didn’t even do it at the intensity of the actual class and I ached for 4 days after that. So, I’m not really looking forward to the next 4 days. As it is, I could barely make it down the stairs after class today. I went to find my trainer immediately when the class ended. He had told me before that I shouldn’t have a problem with my lower body but he was worried about my upper body, and he had instructed me on the weights to use. Well, the instructor told me to halve the weight, and it was a good thing I did, coz otherwise I would really have died. My trainer was right about the upper body-lower body thing. Squats, dead lifts, lunges – no sweat. Push-ups, bench press, shoulder press, bicep curls – argh.
But, I am looking forward to my next class.