Coming into my first training session with my trainer Ryan, I did my best to turn off my ‘trainer brain’ and get into ‘client brain’. I told myself not to overanalyze or try and correct his logic. I brought my humble attitude knowing I still have a LOT of strength to gain back after having baby #3. Based on my self assessment, I let him know my goals of increasing my strength and my cardiovascular fitness right up front, (I figured I will withold the non-professional goal of getting my “ghetto booty” back until I know him better).
Ryan is a trainer with a similar background and training style to my own. He started me off with a warm up and some core exercises which are thoroughly needed after having a baby. From there, my first session was more of an intake session to see where my base starting point is. I have to say I liked the attention to posture and form details Ryan cues me on. I know now how some of my clients feel when I put a million cues in their head at once!
Despite learning the new trainer vocabulary for the “trembles of truth” showing my weeny leg strength, I left feeling great. In the back of my mind I thought “that was easy”, but I know the real workouts start next week. I am newly motivated to get my function back and learn some new tricks to pass along to my own clients.