My third and final suggestion is that you multi-task your exercise. For instance, if you are cooking dinner you can exercise while dinner is cooking. Slice vegetables put them on the stove then knock out 3 sets of pushups. Go in the living room and do jumping jacks while waiting for the water to boil. You can also exercise while watching your favorite tv show. You can do dips, crunches or squats and not miss a beat while enjoying the show. If you have dumbbells bring them into the room where you are enjoying your program and use them.
Why Her Clients Train with Her
Tonja is a terrific trainer and inspires me to keep getting stronger and trying new things in and out of the gym. We started training together a year ago and I love it. She’s a strong, fierce competent woman who really knows her stuff and also makes me laugh while I’m working really hard. I’m 48 and love training with someone who is my age because she gets what it is to be a middle-aged athlete. My goals then, as now, were to get stronger and release stress, and to do it in a smart way (and not charge right in and hurt myself, as is my usual way). We’ve definitely done that. I can do a lot of burpees, sit-ups, and push-ups now. My upper body strength has increased significantly as has my endurance overall. I play on a women’s over 30 soccer team and as a result of training with Tonja, my kicks are deadly now, thanks to our sessions (and apologies to teammates who have been on the receiving end of those), and I have much more stamina.
One day, at PFP Tonja surprised me by introducing kickboxing to our one-on-one sessions and I was hooked instantly. My pal Jodi saw us and now we do partner kickboxing training with Tonja once a week. These sessions are astonishingly fun and empowering and have significantly increased my self-confidence. It’s one thing to want to kick butt and another thing to know you could actually do it. I’ve also recently been adding weight loss to the mix and am down 9 pounds (10 more to go!). Training with Tonja and her classes are a huge factor in that.