If you’ve been following my mid-life crisis fitness blog posts, you may have noticed a lull. I wasn’t avoiding my routine, but trips do seem to knock me off my momentum a bit. However, since my weight gain from week 4, I’ve been more determined than ever to keep everything I’m learning at Encore Fitness NY up, particularly while traveling. I’ve also managed to challenge myself to a few new forms of exercise to keep my body moving and my keen interest up.
So, when I walked into Encore the other day for my sixth session with Robert, I felt confident and hopeful that I had progressed in the weeks since I’d seen him.
And guess what? I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I’ve lost two of the four pounds I’d gained. I’ve also lost some body fat, and my cardiovascular endurance and muscular endurance have shown “phenomenal” progression. I’ve also made progressions especially in the core strength area. The only bad news is that my neuromuscular control is still not it could be – but it will be!
Because you you know what? As a cancer survivor and a multi-tasking mom who can’t seem to DO IT ALL (can any of you – if you can, please do let me know how you manage), I’m happy with my progress. More than happy, to be honest. For the first time in a long time, I look forward to going to the gym. I rode nearly 50 miles in a bike tour around NYC last week. I started swimming laps. I plank on a daily basis.
Since I started training at Encore, I’ve shown myself what I’m capable of doing and I see the potential in my body strength and flexibility. If I keep working on it, progress will come. As my sessions at Encore are nearing the finish line, I see that it’s been a healthy, worthwhile experience seeing Robert at Encore Fitness NYC regularly.
Now I’m ready to start spreading the wealth! So, I’m giving away a free session with Robert at Encore Fitness NY!
To win, just comment below and tell me why you want to win a session at Encore Fitness NY.
About Encore (from their site)
Encore Fitness is a New York City-based private personal training studio. Our clients are given every opportunity and tool to successfuly and safely achieve those fitness goals. Together we can create an individualized program that will challenge and push you to the next level of fitness. Personal training sessions can be held at one of our personal training facilities or in your building’s fitness center. Let us help you get into the best shape of your life.
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Winner will be selected randomly. The winner will receive ONE free session with Robert Lankard at Encore Fitness NY (for 60 minutes). This giveaway will end on Friday, May 22nd at 9am EST. Winner will be posted here, on the Culture Mom Facebook page and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post but received complimentary sessions to facilitate my reviews. Giveaway is courtesy of ENCORE FITNESS NY.