I started thinking about this topic a few weeks ago, and Monday after my run, I decided that it needed to be discussed. Do you workout alone, with a buddy(buddies) or in a group? Do you like a loud gym or quiet & serious gym? Music? TV?
I say this needed to be discussed because I am interested in your perspectives and especially interested in why.
Yall know I run with Black Girls Run (BGR) in Columbia. I usually run a 9:10-9:45 mile pace, but to be honest I have no idea, I never track what I run, my running partners do. Also, back at USC I did a few group fitness classes. I liked it because it added variety to my workouts, but at times I just was not feeling the whole group concept & having an instructor consistently motivating and encouraging the group. Yup, that sounds AWFUL, especially since I’m a trainer. Yes, I need a push every now & again, but I don’t like people telling me that “You can do it!” or “Give me one more good rep” is that bad?
I prefer to do strength training alone UNLESS I am working out with a strength/conditioning coach. That sounds soooo snobbish of me, but that’s how it be. If you’re a friend or client, I’ll workout out with you and do stuff to keep you on track, but I wouldn’t consider it my workout. Do you get me?