AbsoluteFIT with Lydia: Drop and Give Me 20!

via – Lydia M, AbsoluteFIT Blogger @ AVAC®

All kids are always listening. And sometimes that’s awesome. 


I didn’t ask them to do it, I didn’t tell them to do it, I wouldn’t have expected them to do it — but yesterday afternoon, there they were: The older kid (8), instructing the younger (4) in proper push-up technique on the living-room floor.

Just like a trainer in an AbsoluteFIT session will do, she told him to exhale on the “up” part, to keep his hips in line, and to not let his head fall too far forward. I just … watched, boggled. I asked her where she got that.

“From you,” she answered, “that one time you were telling me how you didn’t used to be able to do one and then you showed me,” (which YOU GUYS I swear was over a year ago and I had no idea she was paying that much attention).

“Also,” she added, demonstrating again, “we do this in PE sometimes and a bunch of boys do it wrong and then they go like this—”  she stands, striking a classic arms-up strongman pose, “which does NOT make you strong!”

They listen, you guys. They watch and they listen. And then they pressgang their younger siblings into whatever it is, too. I’m just glad she’s picking up my AbsoluteFIT technique instead of other, less-awesome things I do … heh.

—Lydia M. 


Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.

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