In late June I’ll be heading to San Diego to attend to the IDEA World Convention. It’s like I’m going home to the Mother Ship – 4 days of everything fitness; seminars, lectures, workshops, workouts, equipment testing, social media, class programming, etc., etc., and etc. I’ve signed up for 10 sessions and wish I could clone myself because there’s so much more I want to do.
Continuing Education is important for our industry. And while one doesn’t have to re-boot their program every month, it’s smart to stay on top of trends and adapt to the changing landscape. Remember taking a slide class? With the booties? It was hot. Then it was not. Now it’s back; or rather a refreshed version is. Using the slide more for interval training instead of the traditional aerobic version that some of us recall. So see, things change.
I like to research and learn new trends and fitness modalities. I can’t always apply them within my class since we’re outside and on the go, but I like to try and tweak things and make it manageable for what we do at 5:30 am. I’ve signed up for body-weight sessions, boot-camp sessions, HIIT sessions as well as some other classes that I think will add a lot to my program. I can’t wait!
Speaking of sharing – how’s everyone doing with the 20 Day Plank Challenge? We’re on Day 4 – Side Planks for 30 seconds each side; up to 3 rounds. Not so bad, right? Hang in there – tomorrow is a rest day so take a break off your wrists and we’ll get back to it on Wednesday!
Here’s the challenge if you’ve missed the first few days and need to catch up.
There are 3 days left to get your name into the hat for the New York City Marathon lottery. I ran this race in 2006 and 2008 and is at the top of my list for great marathons! The energy. The people. The boroughs. It’s amazing. And it’s a hard race to get into. There’s not a time goal like Boston. Here’s how it gets broken down.
The Elite get an invite, others (celebrities, politicos, high profile people) get invites, there’s fundraising for one of the charities involved with the group and if you live in the NY area and complete 10 or so races with the NYRR (New York Road Runners club) you can get an entry. (I’m not sure it’s that easy but that’s what a runner told me one year). The rest of us sign up for a chance in the lottery.
Runners are notified by April so that gives you 6 months to train. And to book your flight and hotel.
Now go run!