The first week of “Fit for Life” kicked off with a bang. All of the participants came in with the excitement and drive to start the 12 week program. The participants began the program by getting basic measurements and some essential information at the kick off meeting. After receiving their first weekly workout, and setting up a meeting with a personal trainer, they were all ready to work hard and succeed in the weekly challenge.
The personal trainers were busy meeting with each individual in the “Fit for Life” program. Each individual has their own experience with working out, but by meeting with a personal trainer they are able to verify what they are doing is proper and are able to learn a few new methods. The participants are also able to get to know the trainers and begin building a relationship with the employees at the YMCA. The personal trainers noticed that many were comfortable with asking questions right away and have had experience using the machines and different techniques of working out, while others have little experience and are more timid about approaching equipment for exercising.