We have a lot of reasons behind our decision, in spite of the initial sticker shock and the overwelmingly bad experience we had with crazy head-trainer lady. Dan was able to work out a better deal for us- especially with the initiation fee, which helped give me the extra push I needed. When I broke it down it actually is the same price as the YWCA for us both to train, but we get a lot more. It's the same price because we can both train for the same price- as long as we both go to the same session. It's actually kinda cool working out together in that setting because it adds a competition element which y'all know I am all about.
And I'm not gonna lie- it's nice being told I am better than my husband in something :-P
So part of the extra element is full body evaluations which include strength and flexibility tests, monthly weigh ins, measurements, and body fat %. This is when reality reared it's ugly head and I realized that I still wanted a trainer. I may not need a trainer based on the level of my knowledge, but I need the continued motivation a trainer provides. I enjoy getting pushed to and then past my limits. The reality is- I like having a trainer and I simply do better with one. This was proven immediately as soon as I started working out with Emily- I'm hoping I get another surge with my new trainer, Upinder. Yes, hard name- but very nice guy and he is going to school for nursing. I definitely could use somebody with a medical background to help with my constant injury issues. lol
And apparently, I need some extra help because my body fat % as of Monday is 30.4%! Below is the rating system that LA Fitness uses. According to it I fall in the "risky" category. Frustrating after all my hard work!!
Female Body Fat Rating Scale
I gotta admit, though- I am confused because I've seen some other classifications as well, mainly this one below.
So, according to one, I am risky, according to another I am average.... Well, in the end Dan set a goal of being in the low 20s, which he thinks is reasonable for me.
What do you think is a better indication of health- body fat % or BMI?