Injuries, Aging, and Other Indignities That Shouldn’t Keep You From AbsoluteFIT

Past a certain age, we all have our injuries and other issues — but that doesn’t mean we can’t work out!

One thing I’ve always appreciated about AbsoluteFIT is that every trainer asks the group before we start: “Any injuries or other issues I should be aware of?”

Because it’s a rare day that no one says yes. Given that we’re all adults, with active lives, there’s gonna be some stuff to work around — a pulled muscle, a sprained ankle (recovered but not fully trusted yet), neck strain from an old car accident, a tender knee, a slight hangover, low energy from being awakened by a first-grader throwing up at 3:00 a.m. … (those last three were mine, today).

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And lemme tellya, that’s actually pretty cool. First, it makes for a kind of camaraderie among us — as demonstrated by our three-point situps, arranged by Marie, lol:

Second, and more importantly, it means you can still get a good workout — all the trainers will happily and carefully modify or substitute any move for anyone who needs it. They’ve helped my peers and I through hip replacements, broken toes, restarting exercise after months or years away — you name it, someone’s probably done AbsoluteFIT with it.

So don’t let minor physical issues keep you out of the studio — if you want to work out, your trainers will help you make it happen!

See you on the turf,

—Lydia M. 

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books. 

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