Gisele Q.

Gisele Q.

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A tough program 

  • Aug 27th, 2018 at 6:57AM

To be completely honest, Reach hasn't been my favourite Kenzai program.

There was of course the whole hip issue that was tricky to deal with physically but also mentally....I hate not be able to move the way I'm supposed too. And there was the fact that although I am very interested in stretching, yoga etc., it's not something like cardio and strength training that are programmed into my DNA.

That being said, I really learned a lot in reach. And I know that I will incorporate a lot of what I learned into my cardio and strength training. Case in point, yesterday I did a strength class, with weights and barbells. I hadn't done one of these in more than a month and I knew that I was going to be super sore today. So, last night I really worked my evening stretches and even added a couple. Today, I am sore, but not as sore as I would have been without the stretching.

A big thank you to Ward, who helped me along, especially when things weren't going great. Your support was amazing! Thanks to all my wonderful teammates. This was really a great group. It's tough to do a Kenzai program in the summer, while on holidays and traveling....I think we all had to deal with that........but we had a pretty good group. And thanks as always to those teammates from past programs who are always there cheering me on through thick and thin.

I'm looking forward to taking some time off-program, but will be here doing my workouts on a regular basis as a member. For me Kenzai is no longer an exercise/diet program.....after 8 programs I can really say that Kenzai is my way of life!

 
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7 comments

Yvonne T.Yvonne T.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

Congratulations for completing Reach! Well done for getting through it with determination despite the hip issue! I did it a few years ago and also prefer the more active programs. I love your final comment how the programs have become part of life! See you around the blogs another time!


    Nikhil K.Nikhil K.Alumni
    about 2 years ago

    It was great training with you Gisele! You’re a trooper for sticking on despite your hip challenges. Glad that you did. I second the “Kenzai is a way of life” motto! See you around the blogs... 😄


      Steven B.Steven B.Kenzai Member
      about 2 years ago

      Hi Gisele, just signed up for the next Reach group. Will see how I go. To your point, my aim is to learn more techniques that I can use in the long term to balance out cardio and weights. Enjoy your time off program!


        Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        another big win for you, just a different kind of win...congratulations. Take care of the hip and see you out there soon. I'll be keeping a lookout for your off-program updates!


          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
          Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

          Reprogramming and rebooting the way you training is the ultimate challenge. It's brain work. Thanks for leaning in and taking the lid off the 'how' and 'why' behind flexibility work. May that hip quiet down as you enjoy nurturing your health, Gisele. COMPLETE.


            Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
            about 2 years ago

            Gisele, it has been a pleasure reaching with you. I think it was helpful for all of us to recognize the pitfalls as well as advantages of a summer program. I agree, there has been a lot of learning that should impact our choices in the future. All the best.


              Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              well done
              Your Kenzai is strong


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