My Fitness Consultation

Good news!  My stint in Coke Rehab is working!  I have lost almost 20 pounds, and am now on my way to being actually not fat, instead of just relatively not fat.  I know this because I had my fitness consultation yesterday.

My second trip to the gym went much better than my first trip.  I brought sneakers, for instance.  I didn’t do much actual fitness, but I was weighed and talked about my general exercise routine (none) and what I like to eat (cheeseburgers).  Surprisingly to no one, I am overweight.  But it’s not as bad as I thought.  I only have to go down 5% body fat to be considered healthy.  I’m sure I can convert 5% of my body fat to something else pretty easily.  Maybe I will try to make some extra bones.

My fitness consultant spent most of the time explaining to me what the rates are for hiring a personal trainer, which was very helpful, but I tried to make it clear that I am an opera singer, and so have no money.  This did not seem to dissuade her in the least.  Persistence is a top quality in personal trainers and fitness consultants.

She did take me around to see all of the different pieces of equipment and, as we approached each area, she told me in great detail how much it would cost for her to tell me how each piece works.  By the end of it, I had a very clear understanding of the cost of fitness.

Well, I decided to opt out of personal training, but I did go on something called an apocalypitcal machine (or something like that) which was basically a machine that got you in shape using the everyday activity of float-walking to get your heart rate up.  After ten minutes of float-walking I was ready to grab Edward from the nursery and head to school to get Ruby.

Overall I am quite happy, mostly because my weight was down, but also because it seems pretty doable to work out at the gym a few times a week.  I just need to figure out how to afford their gym nursery, or wait 4 years until Edward is in school.  Health does not come cheap.

Posted in Fitness, Gym, Health.


  1. A month’s membership at a CrossFit gym costs about what two hours of personal training costs. With better workouts and a supportive community of knowledgeable trainers and members all around you.

    Just sayin’.

  2. Apocalyptical machine… hilarious. Finding a workout buddy (to do the machines or strength-training with) can be just as good as a trainer… if your buddy knows a lot about the exercises, that is. I did it for my friend for a year or two – she got free personal training, and I got a free workout buddy. Win win! And there is a WW scale that measures body fat percentage for you, that could be fun to invest in, if you think it’s worth it.

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