Story Time: As some of you know.. I train myself like I train my clients. It is kind of “Showy”, and the Trainers at 24 would remove equipment near me that I was using and move it to another location of the gym. Other trainers would take over a piece of equipment that I was using that had my towel placed on it as a “Reserve”
I’ve asked the General Manager to please have the trainers leave me alone while I work out during my lunch breaks.
Recently I have been posting Videos of Extreme Exercises on 24 hour Fitness, Irvine Spectrums wall and they kept them up for a few days.
Today they asked me if I could stop filming at their location because its “Against Company Policy”. I agreed and continued my work out as I usually do.
I went to my gym and filmed a exercise some of you saw today. Posted it on their wall to inspire others.
I never mentioned that I was a Fitness Professional but only wanted to have people to have fun while working out and change up their routines.
I just went to see if my videos were still up, and I can no longer post on their wall and all my inspiring videos have been deleted.
I am not playing the “poor me card”, because all my videos were “Show boating” but what else can I do when I have equipment being removed from where I am working out on a daily basis.
Next step? Bring my own equipment! Sleds, Equalizers, Sandbags, kettle bells, bosu balls and more.
Is this against their policy?
I have done many events like the Tough Mudder with my clients. A local newspaper decided to contact me in order to conduct an interview regarding my experience with Tough Mudder events.
Warning: Do not try this, this is for a personal conquest.
My roommate and I have had this on going conquest to do Plyometric on a stability ball. I started with 1 stability ball and decided to move onto jumping from 1 to another 1.
I feel that to reach your peak level of fitness, sometimes you need to push yourself just a bit harder.
Last year I had the privilege to meet Mack. He was very hyped on these events that would put his training to the challenge. He introduced me into events like the Tough Mudder, Spartan Run and other events that challenges your strengths and dominates your weaknesses. It combines sub zero water, thick mud, and only a few 15 foot walls all within the first few miles. If this doesn’t sound like fun to you, try doing it in a ostrich costume.
I have completed two tough mudders and plan on taking on the Super Spartan, January 26 2013.
This event I will be taking the journey by myself to see the limits I can push myself too. All we need is that little push.
I am running a Triathlon with Team in Training (TNT) because my friend Hima asked me to help with this important fundraising event. Since I’m already planning to do a Super Spartan, I decided to have some fun!
It’s 11 miles and many challenging obstacles that challenge the athlete both mentally and physically but ill be doing it riding a ostrich. I will do this event (Spartan run in the costume below. if I can raise $600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Center) Happy holidays everyone.
Donation Page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ocie/ocinttri13/bduff2