Personal training: helping a friend day 10

Personal training: helping a friend day 10

Oct 13, 2016, 8:01:54 PM Sport

Well, his sister did not make it to the workout with us this morning, she had another late night and wanted to catch up on some rest, so today was just John and I, which is fine, because we worked hard. My mom ended up showing up to the gym, she comes to the gym on her own and used to come with me before her schedule changed.  I had her workout with John, but kind of did her own thing but she does fairly well on her own. I was helping her, but she is a whole other battle, lol. Talk about stubborn. I am sure at some point she will end up doing the workouts I assign her again, but for right now I am happy she attends the gym in the morning. 

I had someone ask me if I plan on posting songs/playlist again since I did it once and never again, and I have decided that it will be something I will look into and will give everyone a heads up on if I decide to do it once a week or a daily playlist of one song that I like while working out. I am not sure yet, but I will look into it & plan it out.

For those who may not be aware, I am doing Motivation Monday Post/ Videos and I want to start a Topic Tuesday Video (Youtube videos) sometime within the next week of topics that I have covered in my blog page. I think it will be fun to have on video and give people who don't read my blogs a way to keep up with my post. 


Now on to the actual workouts:



  • Treadmill- 10 minutes, 2.0 incline, 3.7 speed. 
Workout Session:
  • Stationary bike- 45 minutes total. I had him to 10 minute splits, level 5. He did 4 sets of 10 minutes for the workout or if he could and was able I wanted to see if he could go the full 45 minutes at level 5. I wanted him to keep his RPMs at 70 and higher for the sake of the workout. 
Cool down:
  • Treadmill- 5 minutes, no incline, 2.5 speed
John ended up choosing a different style bike to do his workout on, and he liked it, he said it was something he had to get used to because the seat was smaller and hurt his butt. He managed to do the full 45 minutes but had to stop every 10 minutes for a  1- 1.5 minute break. He said level 5 was a bit more difficult but he felt no pain or soreness, his ankles are still doing fine. So with this being said, he is not yet ready to do a full 45 minutes on the bike at level 5, but it is okay because we will get him there like we did when he was at a level 4. Not to mention, I am happy he was able to finish the workout. I did not talk with him about his eating habits, I think I will this weekend if given the chance. Tomorrow we plan on meeting at the gym again and I have a core exercise I will introduce him to once his cardio workout is finished. We shall see what he thinks. It won't be something too terrible but it is terrible. LOL. 
Overall, good job John, we will work on getting you to be able to do the whole 45 minutes with no breaks at a level 5. 
Your fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xoxo


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