So I started just one day a week in their HIIT (high intensity interval training) class that they call BST (blood, sweat and tyres) it's all those things, haha!
My first session I was a total failure. Nearly passing out and bringing up my dinner at the half way point. Not cool. Everyone there was so athletic and made it look easy and there I was in the corner dying. Not one of my finest moments.
At that point I think most people would think "sod this I'm not going again" or "that was too damn hard!" But I had to think of the end game, a pain free and stronger life. I wanted and needed it.
So I persevered, I kept going once a week, and kept at it. Trying harder and harder, pushing myself and checking out my Apple Watch fitness tracker after every workout. After a couple of months I upped it and could handle more, I was sure of it. That's when I noticed, oh my god wow, I can actually do press ups, or I can push the heaviest prowler with more ease now, I'm actually making progress! At this point i was feeling a lot stronger, I was noticing my body change, my stomach was getting flatter, I was getting little baby guns, I emphasise little baby ones haha. I won't be showing anyone which way to the gun show just yet!! And the only way was up for my butt!
I knew once I felt more fit and a little stronger, I knew the next step would be to venture next door into the open gym. Full of weights, strong dudes (one being my brother and I can't let down the family name), oh and more weights. I didn't have a clue where to start, so I booked in for an assessment to build me a programme I could work to.
During my assessment I mentioned about my knees and the fact I was hypermobile etc etc. My trainer said he had experienced the same kind of pain in his knees, and explained it was likely I could be tight in my quads causing a lot of it. Hmm interesting.
The next week I went back to receive my programme which looked a little something like this
A pretty standard warm up I was used to doing. And there was quad stretches in there to try and loosen me out. We shall see how that goes!
So I've only run through this programme twice now so I'll have to update you all soon on how I'm getting on!
Any questions or anything you would like to know don't hesitate to drop me an email.
Thank you to Force gym and myself for helping along the road to this pain free new start. I'm doing really well currently and only having the odd flare up here and there, which currently is heaven compared to where I was!!!