Sports has always been a big part of my life.
However, I always hated practice when I did all the highschool athletics.
I especially hated the emphasis on weight lifting. It was boring and I just didn’t really get in with the muscle crowd anyway. That was sort of the beginning of my gym abstinence. After highschool, I still really loved doing stuff like tennis, racquetball, hiking, swimming and all that. It’s something that I kept up really consistently until my career kicked into high gear where the frequency of exercise diminished. Then I had a family and I rarely exercised at all. The results were what you would expect. I got a dad body real quick. About a year ago, my wife and I both committed to both wellness and fitness. We knew we couldn’t do it on our own. So we decided to join a health and fitness center. This was something that I was not all that wild about given my predisposition to gyms. When we got to the health and fitness center, all those old feelings about the gym dropped away immediately. There were so many personal fitness programs I could get into along with yoga. And the sauna and steam room sealed the deal for me. We were able to get membership discounts because we joined together which was great. That first day, I was able to get some introductory nutritional counseling and understand the benefits of fitness coaching. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that we made this move in our lives.