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Physical flexibility of the body is one thing, but flexibility time-wise is a whole other kettle of fish. We’re busy people living in a busy society. We thrive off of busy-ness (and business. Hurray rhetoric!). This often means that we run out of time to do some of the things that we’d like to have as our priorities.
Aspire Fitness is a great gym, but there is one major problem: it is a 20- or 30-minute drive from my house (depending on the time in the morning and if I’m caught in rush hour or a construction zone). I’m used to Good Life Fitness being a 5-minute walk from my house. There are no buses that take me directly to Aspire Fitness. The nearest bus stop would let me off the bus at least a 30-minute walk from the gym itself, and there are no buses that go that way at 5:30am anyways. Biking would be insane at that hour of the day (for one thing, it would be dangerous in the dark; for another, it would be a hell of a long trip and I don’t think I’d be able to make it to work on time). Driving is my only option.
But I don’t own a car. The mother dear very kindly lets me borrow her car the evening before I have HITT workouts, which I then drop off at her condo before I head to work the next morning. However, the mother dear is also an incredibly busy person. Not only does she run her own business and practices veterinary medicine, she is also the provincial president of her women’s group, P.E.O. She has meetings all over the place.
I like being in bed by 10pm most evenings. Sometimes I’m asleep before that. If the mother dear has to go out of town in the evening for a P.E.O. meeting and won’t be back in Winnipeg until midnight, there’s no way that I want to drag myself out of bed to get the car from her place once she’s arrived back in the city. So if she’s going out of town, I don’t borrow the car – and that means that I miss my HITT class.
But that’s okay, because they are incredibly flexible at Aspire Fitness. If you can’t come one morning, Jason and Holly encourage us to come the next morning, or that evening, with one of the other HITT classes. There are HITT classes every day of the week. Their main concern is making sure that we get the workout that we want. I love that.
Being able to make up classes is wonderful. My HITT classes are supposed to be Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6am, and Saturday mornings at 11am. It’s difficult for me to get the car on Saturday mornings (plus I often either have breakfast plans with the boyfriend or am working at the vet clinic on Saturdays), so I attend HITT on Friday mornings at 6am instead. I really like it, because the Friday morning HITT class is Level Two (my Tuesday/Thursday classes are both Level One). Friday mornings are killer with the tougher workout. As if it isn’t challenging enough on Tuesdays and Thursdays! But I like the extra challenge every Friday. It means that I’m pushing my body to the limits.
What do you do if you need miss a class? Do you make it up or do you skip it completely? How flexible are you with your time? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
I’ll touch on this again next week, but I felt like making a video last night (vlogs are kinda fun! I’ll improve with practice ;)). So, here goes: my little high-raw eating plan for seven days, starting today. I have chocolate chia pudding, raw apple crumble, salad with homemade dressing, apples, pineapple, and I’m planning on making green shakes and hot chocolate and cheezy zucchini rounds. I’m doing this to see if I can kick the emotional eating for seven whole days. More of that in the video below:
Sorry for the poor quality. The video is from my iPhone. Hence why the video is also not very wide.