Thursday’s Thoughts: Coming Back, Trying New Things and Newest Educational Venture

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you probably realized that over the course of the last several weeks I focused less on running and working out.  Healing from the nagging periformis injury has been humbling and eye opening.  As a fitness trainer and someone who generally exercises 6 days a week it’s hard to grasp the concept of weaknesses. Nevertheless, I have worked on resting, stretching and strengthening.  Now, I am working to get back into running and it’s HARD.  I’m scheduled to run the Title IX Women’s 9k next Sunday and hoping I can achieve that goal!  Have you ever worked hard at getting “back at it?”

As the cold weather begins to approach I also start thinking about other ways to get a good sweat in.  At some point I will likely return to Bikram Yoga but the hard part is that the classes are 90 minutes and the entire process takes SO long.  I have always felt great afterwards but it’s just a LOT of time.

So, I am contemplating either trying some early morning spin classes at the YMCA.  I’ve never really been a “spinner” or trying out The Daily Method which recently opened up near my house.  Does anyone have any experience there or with the Barre Method?

Trying new things is important because it keeps life “exciting.”  How do you keep your workouts exciting?

Finally, I am so excited to share with you that I am embarking on a new professional development step.  It was almost exactly one year ago that I told the Hubs that I wanted to become a Certified Fitness Trainer.  10 weeks later I received this!



Becoming a trainer has opened up doors and possibilities that I would have never imagined.  My job with the Exercise Connection has allowed me to combine my passions and help individuals with special needs lead healthier life styles through fitness and movement.

So, I’m excited to let you all know that I have just registered with ACE FITNESS to obtain a Fitness Nutrition Speciality Certification.  I’m so excited about this next step and can’t wait to share the journey with all of you!

That’s a lot of information for a Thursday!  Have a great day



Title 9K 2012 Run Series

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15 Responses to Thursday’s Thoughts: Coming Back, Trying New Things and Newest Educational Venture

  1. Kim says:

    So cool about your next step. My PT certification is through ACE. I think they have pretty good programs!!!
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  2. PERFECT! Enjoy & thinking of you through your journey!
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  3. Ali Friduss says:

    All good stuff! I love trying new fitness! They also have Spin at the Dailey Method! U will love the Method! Come on my journey!

  4. I have my ISSA cert too! I got my RRCA running coach cert and need to see if it counts for continuing ed, but my next goal is the nutrition. Curious as to why you went with ACE for the nutrition? I haven’t looked into their program yet. I figured I’d just go with ISSA.
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  5. That ceritification sounds perfect.

    I am planning to run Title 9K too – see you there!
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  6. Zaneta says:

    AWESOME!! congrats and good luck with this next step in life! 🙂
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  7. Victoria says:

    I know how you feel! Well kinda..I’m a runner with shin splints and its like everytime I feel it coming its 4-6 weeks of resting from running/jumping etc and its hard and so annoying!
    And wow thats so cool- congratulations!!! 🙂 I cant wait ’til I get my personal trainer certificate and to be done in June next year 🙂
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  8. I got my first ever personal training certification with ACE. Seems like eons ago…

    I absolutely love Barre classes but the studio that attended moved farther away from my house. I miss it!
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