Hi everyone! I’ve started a new fitness journey with functional fitness training, and I wanted to share a little bit of it with you. For me, I spent the first part of my young adult life in amazing shape. I was in the fire service, and then a personal trainer with my own personal training company until I was almost 30 and had kids. Here is an old picture to prove that at one time I could lift more than a gallon of milk.
And then a family, life, a few surgeries, and age happened. I have to admit, I am not great at self-motivating to go work out, but it’s something I so wanted to do. I desperately needed to get back in shape. After my spinal fusion in 2015 I never quite got back on the habit. I would occasionally walk, and do a little hand weights, bit that was about it. When F45 Training asked me to be a local brand ambassador, I jumped at the chance. In fact, my hubby decided he wanted to get back into shape, so we are both now going.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I would like it, but I have to admit, I really love it. I really like the circuit training aspect of functional fitness training, and that all of the exercises are repeated on video screens, so I don’t have to remember after the initial demo. However,what I really like are the modifications.
The trainer’s are completely amazing. There are certain exercises I either just can’t do any more, or am a little leery of doing with my spine fusion.
They are so,so good at giving me an alternative exercise if needed, or modifications so I can do them without worry, and still get a great workout. I also really love how quickly at F45 Training we move through stations, mixing cardio and resistance, and that 45 minutes goes really fast while I get a great workout. I will say though, there are times when I realize how truly uncoordinated I really am, and that I can laugh at myself. The trainers are great at helping me with my form, and after that I catch on quickly.
Hubby is doing the 8 week fitness challenge, and I’ve been so proud of him! He’s actually been going way more than I have, and we can both see the results. I’ve noticed I actually feel better, and am less achy. All of my soreness is the good kind, from using my muscles, and I’m starting to feel strong again. I actually did a pull up the other day!
Make sure you check out their website, and you can even try a free one week trial at F45! If you try it out, let me know what you think. I am going to check back in here with you in a few months and let you know how it’s going!
I have been compensated for this post by f45, opinions are entirely my own