A perk of working as a personal trainer is the ability to wear comfortable gym clothes to work every day. Yoga pants or spandex capris and sneakers? Sign me up!
The gym where I am working provides a polo for trainers to wear (mine should be arriving soon) and we have to wear black exercise pants or capris on the bottom. This makes getting ready for work a breeze and so far I am a fan.
Earlier this month, Reebok sent me a pair of the PWR fitted capris and they have quickly become my go-to workout capris and my favorite capris to wear to work.
When it comes to working out in the capris, I love them because they don’t fall down or ride up. Though the legs are fitted the whole way through and are nice and snug, the bottoms are thicker and slightly more fitted which keeps them in place during plyometric movements like box jumps, burpees and mountain climbers.
Overall, the capris are thicker than the majority of workout capris or pants I’ve owned in the past which is why I love to wear them to work.
The high-quality material makes them look more professional (no pilling!) and work-appropriate for a trainer. (Just FYI, should these capris interest you, I’d definitely order a size smaller than you think you might need as they seem to run a bit large.)
My shift at work today was only four hours, but it ran right through lunch. I ate a heavy snack before work, but was more than ready to dig into my real (late) lunch when I arrived home.
I made myself chicken salad with carrots and served it with kettle corn and a sliced Ambrosia apple.
At work today, I was able to sit in on some appointments with new members at the gym. I’ve been learning a lot about the various programs that are available to members and am continually impressed with my new employer. I love that they put an emphasis on helping those who are brand new to fitness develop an exercise routine.
There is a free 6-month program available to members where they can meet with a gym employee, set goals, discuss exercise obstacles and brainstorm ways to develop a fitness habit. I’m excited to be a part of it!
For example, one new member is trying to cut soda out of her diet and consume more water (in addition to fitness-specific goals). She’s been doing great with eliminating soda, but is struggling with water consumption. One of my fellow trainers encouraged her to buy two giant water bottles and use a Sharpie marker to draw lines on them with times that tell her when she needs to drink water.
Creating mini water goals to keep her on track throughout the day seems like a great way to encourage all-day hydration. I want to use this idea, too!
Question of the Afternoon
- Do you struggle with drinking enough water?
- How do you make sure you drink enough water throughout the day?