Glowing In Health
WITH COLLEEN DOUCETTE
filled out the “ Contact us ” form and clicked “ submit ”. Tired of being tired , not sleeping , having no energy , and essentially feeling weak , I clicked “ submit ” to reach out to someone who could help me feel energetic and strong again . Having been to the typical gym in my small town , I decided it just wasn ’ t for me . There was no one who was encouraging me , watching my abilities , or pushing me to do more . I decided that that was exactly what I needed and what 3rd Degree Training in Truro would be able to do for me .
And then came Crystal . The force . The powerhouse . Crystal Mills is the owner of 3rd Degree Training in Truro , Nova Scotia , and the brains behind my personal training experience . It all started with lunges . The one exercise I dreaded to do because I knew my legs were weak and I knew that I would be suffering for days afterwards . Sure enough , I could barely walk up and down the stairs at home . In fact , I couldn ’ t . But that only lasted a few days , and I was back doing more lunges along with planks , squats , crunches , and working on the incredible TRX © Training system , which is a fitness method that challenges you with your own bodyweight to get you stronger , faster . I fell in love with this method . Crystal noticed how I was getting stronger because I was moving closer and closer to the wall , capable of using more and more of my body weight for the exercises .
We used a lot of dumbbells too . The brilliant part of this is that Crystal was able to see where I was capable of doing more . She would say , “ If your elbow snaps , it ’ s too light ! We need to go higher !” Sure enough , I would get a heavier weight and the muscles would then start to dance , and that , according to Crystal , is what you want . If your muscles aren ’ t dancing , they aren ’ t working !
Here ’ s what I think is why everyone should have a personal trainer like Crystal .
IF THE PERSONAL TRAINER IS GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO , THEY WILL KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND NEVER PUSH YOU INTO MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE .
Because we all know what it feels like to not be able to accomplish something and then get discouraged and never do it again . She never made me feel like I couldn ’ t achieve the exercise routines she had set out for me each session , and the proof was that I showed up , every time .
I encourage you to seek out a personal trainer in your local area . They will get you started on the right path to strength and endurance , which are the primary reasons I went there . I wanted to feel stronger and get my heart pumping to feel alive , and do you know what else I got ? I got my Crystal Glow ! And I look and feel better than ever ! +
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