Okay, so we all know that CFP scores are coming but do any of you remember about Elite Performer that I was to also find out about in January? Well, here's the post on that, and another. If you don't remember and don't want to go look at those posts, here's a short summary of what it is.
I belong to a smaller gym (not Bally's or Gold's, but privately owned) and I love it. We're friends with the owner who also happens to be my trainer. When I signed up (no initiation fee and no contract - also love that) you got one training session a month with a trainer which is all I really need. It works perfectly. We meet, he changes my workout, I do it for a month, we meet again and either change or fix workout, go another month, etc. It keeps me honest and it helps change things up. Plus it's all included in the price, so I feel like I am getting a good deal. Unfortunately, that deal isn't offered anymore because (get this!) nobody took advantage of the trainer part! Don't get me wrong, they still train with someone, but nobody wanted their freebees! So wasteful! Anyway, back to me...
Every year in August, he starts what is called Elite Performer. Basically, it's a series of exercises that you do as a baseline (walk on treadmill for 15 minutes, plank, push-ups for a minute, sit-n-reach, leg presses of body weight in 2 minutes, weight and fat percentage). Trainer notes them down as to how far, how many, how long, how far or how much. Then, for 3 months, you work out and try to get better. You do another test of all the exercises again in November and you are graded on how well you improved on yourself, with some other factors added in...level of fitness, age, etc. and compared to how other people improved upon themselves.
Anyway, did that and have bugged Trainer to tell me for the last few months if I won or didn't win. He refused. Tonight, he had his annual Open House...everyone dressed up (no sweats), good food, alcohol, and mingling. Plus, he hands out prizes and tells us who won Elite Performer.
Last year it was a man who won and all men in the top three. This year, a woman won and all women in the top three. Drumroll please....
No, I didn't win. Boo. But I did come in third!!!
Probably 20-30 people did this, so I'm pretty proud of that! Trainer was also very nice and said something to the effect of, "This lady mostly works out by herself and on her own and I dare you to do her workouts because they are hard!" (He sets them up, he should know!) So it was sweet and nice.
Didn't win anything, except a little pride about a small accomplishment! And there's always 2011 to win Elite Performer. Now I need to improve MORE!
Now if I had to pick between winning Elite Performer and passing CFP...CFP wins! So maybe this is good karma?!
And no, I still don't know the answer to the CFP score.
Happy Weekend Bleaders!