This week I had cause for celebration. I officially became a NASM certified personal trainer. But during the same week, school was cancelled temporarily so I didn't have work. School might even be cancelled for a longer amount of time due to the Corona virus. I’m just waiting for an announcement next week. I was also unable to join a gym to start implementing what I learned as a personal trainer.
So what am I doing right now? I’m trying to make the most of my situation with the tools I have. I actually have quite a few pieces of equipment that I have been using to workout at home (my apartment) for 5 years- a yoga mat, weights ranging from 2 to 12 lbs, and a foam roller. I also have been working on creating my own workouts lately and have access to Youtube, several workout guides, and a workout game called Ring Fit.
Next week, I’m looking forward to starting Love Sweat Fitness’ Spring Slim down challenge. I wasn’t sure if I was going to participate in it before, but it sounds like it is going to be super fun. Every day there are going to be free mini workouts in the Love Sweat Fitness app called the daily 10 and a bonus move. Katie is also live streaming workouts the first week of the challenge to help people who are stuck at home and need motivation. In addition, she is offering new customers a free subscription to her app for a month.
During this challenge, I will probably do a combination of Katie’s workouts and my own workouts since I’m working on making my own workout plan. I will definitely need to get creative though because working out at home with limited equipment isn’t something NASM taught me about. But like I mentioned before, I have been working out for several years at home so I have experience with it. I will just have to adapt what I learned from NASM to the equipment I have on hand right now.
Note: I wanted to have access to a gym to lift heavier weights, do plyometric (jumping) moves, and use equipment like BOSU balls for balance training.