Open Gym!

Today was the first day back in a workout mode in a long time.  Didn't I mention how I cleaned up the living room so I could get back on combat?  Well that got ruined last night when I moved some stuff around to play carpernter and put together my IKEA dresser.  I'm going to finish unpacking into the dresser today...but that meant at 6am I had to find another place to workout or wait until after work.  Ya'll know I do NOT do after work well or consistently...so that wasn't an option.  So I figured I'd check out the morning rush at the apartment gym and scope it out.  I figure some mornings I will want to bring my laptop down here so I can do the DVDs if they are high intensity (I don't live on the ground floor) so today was a scouting trip.  I was beyond surprised to see.....


Right....nobody.  I was in the gym for about 40 minutes and there wasn't a single person that was there when I got there or came in while I was working out.  Perfect for me...it's like my own private gym :)  You can see from the picture that the apartment gym is pretty well stocked - treadmills, arc trainers, bikes, yoga mats, medicine balls, swiss balls, free weights and weight machines.  There is some free room by the free weights that I could use if I set my laptop up with a DVD.  Plus I could probably do some kick butt P90x in there if I wanted to since the weight rack is close.  

Today I was pretty all over the place to be honest...I'm usually better with building my circuits.  But I was just antsy to workout.  So I did a 5 min warm up on the arc trainer then did a low weight/high rep circuit alternating legs and upper body.  Added abs at the end and cooled down with the bike for 5 minutes.  The good thing about this gym is that I will definitely get some practice building my own circuits and routines :)  

Also - if anyone out there is a personal trainer/health/wellness coach and would not mind me asking them some questions, can you please shoot me an email - healthyengineer@gmail.com.  I am currently researching certifications and getting wildly confused about all that is out there!