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The Fitness Journey Begins, Week 1

Posted on | October 3, 2015 | No Comments

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For 3 years I have been doing a weekly radio show called GETFITRADIO with Marcus Smith the creator of www.innerfight.com.


If you have listened to the GetFitRadio show you will know that we talk about all aspects of fitness and personal wellbeing and everything in between.  One of the common themes running through the show has been why I have not come out to Innerfight and tried a workout.

Well, on last week’s show Marcus spoke about parent’s working out with their children and the positive effect this can have on mental and physical fitness. Well after that conversation I thought maybe I need to come to the gym and join my son and we can workout together.

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I did it, joined my son at the gym, joined a workout and got shattered.

I don’t have any lofty goals at the gym I want to get into better shape.

I want to increase my upper body strength and maybe be able to crank out a dozen pull-ups on demand if need be.

I thought it would be interesting to document my weekly gym experience and that is what I am going to do here.


I will be honest my 1st class was a killer.

We started off with bench presses of 15kg from 9 to 1 and in between each rep we did 10 weighted sit-ups.

My arms felt like jello and my abs were burning, but it did feel good in an odd way.  Marcus hit the nail on the head it was great to workout with my son and it was even better to have him pushing me, maybe a bit too hard actually.

Then we moved into the bike, the ski machine the rowing machine and skipping all 5 sets with 20 seconds between the activity.

By the time I got to the skipping my arms were burning and I was trying to will the time to pass faster. I just couldn’t seem to get the skipping rope to rotate as it was suppose to.

What a workout.

In the end I was sitting beside some stairs, drinking water, sweating and wondering if I was going to be sick.

Thant was week 1!




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