I have a regular workout schedule that includes swimming, running, hip hop classes, and every Wednesday morning a class called CRT (Cardio Resistance Training). It is taught by a
scary, evil lovely woman named Donna. I am convinced she enjoys inflicting pain. However, even though at some point in the class each week, I am convinced I am actually going to die, I guess you could call it a sado-masochistic relationship that seems to work for both of us.
The last couple of weeks we have had a substitute teacher.
The first week, we had a woman named Mary. She was in great shape ( a marathon runner I'm told) and did a pretty darn good job of teaching the class. There was a point when I thought if she uttered the words "10 more push ups" again I might have to inflict some for of bodily harm to her. Luckily, she did not, in fact, utter said words again and we both managed to leave our time together unscathed. Plus, I felt like I had worked hard and had a good workout.
The second week with a sub, things took a turn for the worse. I am not sure what our sub's name was...she never said. This was not my main issue with her. She did say that she is a certified personal trainer and aquatics instructor. Here is where my small issue with her comes in. She is significantly overweight. Please don't misunderstand me, I have total respect for people who are overweight working out and trying to get healthier. I am by no means in perfect shape either. I work hard, try to eat well, and all around do my best. My issue is the she is A PERSONAL TRAINER that is overweight. Why exactly would I want to take advice on how to be in shape from someone who is not. It sort of sounds like taking financial advice from someone with debt out their ears and their home in foreclosure doesn't it? To make matters worse, she read each exercise we were to do off of a piece of paper with zero enthusiasm and NEVER, doing a single exercise herself. Not a very satisfying experience.
Tomorrow is time for class again, and I really hope Donna is back. I never thought I would say this, but I miss that little drill sergeant.