Thursday, July 9, 2015

Angie (Again)

I love going into classes taught by teachers who have been with their "peeps" for a long time. Too bad Angie is moving back east in a couple of weeks. We'll miss her.

"Hi, my name is Angie, and I have an Oreo problem."

She uses basic words of encouragement and facts about exercise and fitness that end up encouraging us, too. A few of her gems:

The heart is an inefficient pump, and it takes awhile for it to catch up.

The central nervous system only makes changes if it absolutely has to. You have to create a deficit for it to make changes. 

Remember, you walked in here with a goal, and what you're doing now, you're achieving it.

I want you to keep going. ATP. This is it. Three. Two. One. You did it. 

We're almost done. This has been a relentless ride, and you guys have crushed it.

Calories are expended in oxygen consumption, AKA respiration, so it makes sense to work hard so you'll need more oxygen.

You guys want me to tell you how much time you have left on this interminable climb? No?