I am not really where I wanted to be, but I do have a good enough job for the time being. When I was in college I took some personal trainer courses. My girlfriend talked me into it, but then she regretted it when she found out that the class was full of other hot girls. In particular there were these two girls who might be described as rather naughty and definitely very catty. They turned that class into a little sporting event and I was quite sure my girlfriend was going to end up trying to scratch their eyes out. It was not like she could not tell that they were deliberately making sure that I had a great view of everything that they had. The two of them would flirt with me too, but to be honest I thought that what they were doing was low rent. Now I did look and I enjoyed the attention, but those girls were bad news and I had a girlfriend who was perfectly satisfactory in every way.
At any rate I got certified as a personal trainer and now I am managing a little gym. I am still looking for more of a career, but this job does pay well and I do get to work out for free. I started working here when I was a junior at college. I needed a job to make my bills, it was either that or sell my car and save money by not driving and not paying car insurance. I had enough time to work a job and a lot of the time I was just studying. However the guy who owned the place really liked me and he soon realized that I could run the place instead of him, in fact I hardly see him now.
Those in Irvine who would like to get away from the frenetic pace of high impact aerobics and contact sports, or the cold impersonality of working with free weights and nautilus machines, can find what they’re looking for in yoga.
True, as a form of exercise, yoga lacks the machismo of football or martial arts, but it can be just as sweaty and physically taxing, with the added benefit of mental and emotional relaxation.
Yoga is all about the breath. One has to get the breath right before beginning anything. The deep inhales and the long, slow exhales have a way of calming and grounding a person in one’s own body. When one pays attention to ones’ breathing, all other concerns fade away. The past fades, and the future retreats, and all that is left is the present.
The different poses or asanas in yoga work on one or a combination of either strength, flexibility, or balance, all while maintaining a steady and deep breathing. Strengthening poses involve weight-bearing and are focused on upper body – arms, shoulders and chest, and the core – that is, the abdomen. Flexibility poses involve bends – forward bends, side bends, back bends, and twists, and different permutations of these. The forward bend is different when it is done standing, and different when done while seated. Balancing poses are those that involve remaining upright while in a precarious position, usually with one foot and/or one hand bearing the body. Most asanas have simpler versions for beginners or more difficult versions for those who are more advanced. One has to be in touch with one’s own body in order to gauge its limitations and capabilities. There’s always room to grow, and none for stagnation. It’s like being one’s own physical therapist in InMotion.
Sessions usually end with a relaxation or meditation pose, usually just lying down on one’s back with eyes closed. This is called savasana or “corpse pose”. After the physical exertions during the session, this portion becomes a place for catharsis, and one feels quite boneless. It is not unusual for yoginis to doze off while in this pose, or release some pent up emotions.
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Working out and getting fit can be a real challenge for anyone. I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing my biochemistry on a purely physical level – measuring changes that seem to happen with my mood, concentration and so on as they change (if they change) based on what sort of diets and supplements that I use on a day to day basis! I started my adventure into working out with a personal trainer manchester who helped me see the error of my ways. For a long time I had been simply going to the gym and using whatever equipment that I felt was worth my time in that moment. I had been unknowingly using the equipment wrong and even caused some degree of injury to myself in doing so, without even knowing it! Apparently I had been straining my knees with these exercises which had caused a form of hyper tension to settle into the ligaments, which accounted for the stiffness I experienced every morning.
With a personal trainer, I was able to learn about the exercises I should be doing and not just that but also how I should be doing them. That was a huge part of what was missing in my experimentation. I just never considered that there would be a veryb specific way of exercising. I always thought the act itself was simply good enough! I am so glad that I went to a personal trainer before I hurt myself even further. Who would have thought that I was putting so much stress on my knees that I could have caused myself far worse damage in the future; which is exactly what I was trying to prevent in the first place by exercising! I suggest to my friends they should do a lot of research before exercising.
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