Physical therapy leads to signing up for a fitness class

Although I have gotten older, I am still able to enjoy my life.

Sometimes, I might enjoy it a little too much. I recently went roller skating with my granddaughter, fell & broke my ankle. I went through weeks of physical therapy after the cast came off. There is a health & fitness center located nearby the hospital where they offer physical therapy. I most enjoyed the physical therapy session that had me working out in a pool. I was told that this type of physical therapy was ideal for strengthening muscles & tendons without causing stress on the recovering bone. I felt a bit intimidated when I first started working out at the health & fitness center. I was a lot older than most of the clientele. When I explained how I broke my ankle so badly, the trainer at first assumed I was joking about roller skating. I participated in physical therapy sessions for the next few weeks. The sessions were extremely beneficial. Not only did I work to regain the range of motion in my ankle, but I felt improvement in every area of my body. The exercises helped with my balance, flexibility and strength. The trainer pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I realized that I need to do more to take care of my body. Once the physical therapy sessions concluded, I asked the trainer for a recommendation on a group fitness class for someone my age. She actually guides a senior fitness class and welcomed me to sign up. It has been really wonderful. I’ve met new people and seen a real difference in my fitness level.

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Joining a group physical class targeted at seniors

My wife & I have been struggling to get around lately. She and I are both in our early seventies & arthritis is a problem. We were so happy when we heard that a health & wellness center for senior citizens was opening in our neighborhood. It was such a relief that the intended location was less than a mile from our home. Ever since the grand opening, it has been so easy for us to hop into the car & drive just a couple of minutes to the health and wellness center. It’s a really beautiful facility. Up until we retired, my wife and I had no problem with walking or going up and down the stairs. Once we stopped working and were no longer keeping up with hectic lifestyles, our muscles began to tighten up on us. Our joints become painful & we’ve had a hard time navigating. She and I used to take walks around the neighborhood every night. We’d travel almost 2 miles, but then the route became too challenging for us. I went through knee surgery, & my wife dealt with a hip injury. The hip injury actually forced her to quit working. She was hurt at work. She was fortunate that the physical damage was not more severe. She and I were hoping that once we both got into physical training, we would improve our range of motion, balance and quality of life. We joined a group physical training class at the health and wellness center, expecting to struggle to keep up with the physical demands. We found that most of the people were far worse off than us. We were some of the most mobile people in the class. We felt like we weren’t old enough to join the senior center. We plan to continue with the group physical fitness class. We’re also going to make use of some of the equipment, especially the swimming pool.
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Positive thinking helps with my workouts

Confidence is very important

The psychological impact of positive thinking has been well documented. When I was in school, I took a class in sports psychology. I learned that inner dialogue has a major impact on performance. If I pump myself up & tell myself I will succeed, I am more likely to achieve whatever accomplishment. If I berate myself, the negativity definitely affects my performance. There is a great deal of influence from simply being positive. This is not just related to sports, but for any workout program or exercise regimen. I have proven the benefits of positive affirmation. Certified fitness experts tend to support this belief. It is a method that is included in the book The Power of Positive Thinking. It all stems from positive reinforcement. It is recommended for raising children, training pets and training elite athletes. I use it for myself in the context of workout classes. I push myself a little further every time I participate in a cross fit or spin class. I achieve just because I tell myself that I can do it. I try to push myself beyond what the personal trainer sets as an end goal. I tell myself that I have it in me to be better, stronger, faster and more physically fit. It works when I run or bike and attempt to beat my personal best. It helps when I am lifting weights or focusing on increasing flexibility. Confidence is very important. I’ve found that this positive thinking during workouts has not only improved my fitness level but overall confidence. Because of my accomplishments in the gym, I am ready to tackle challenges in my career and personal life with the same determination.

 

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I have different playlists for different types of workouts

I listen to music when I workout.

Now and then I listen to a podcast.

I can’t imagine working out without using my air pods or earbuds. It’s so helpful to block out the noise around me. It allows me to focus on myself and whatever exercise I’m involved in. I listen to a ton of different styles of music. I have created multiple customized playlists on my Spotify account specifically for my workouts. Depending on the day of the week & what type of exercise I am engaged in, I have a specific playlist of music just for that. For example, I usually head to the treadmill & run for nearly an hour at the gym on Fridays after work. For that workout, my playlist is high energy, fast tempo. On Mondays I tend to stick to weight training & strength conditioning at the gym. I prefer heavy bass and hard beats to push myself. On Saturday mornings, I often take Yoga classes. For that activity, I listen to quiet, slower music so that I can still hear the voice of the yoga instructor. The only time that I turn off the music is when I sit in the sauna at the end of a workout or use the pool to swim laps. I like the intense heat & humidity of the sauna because it encourages a sweat to get rid of toxins & open up my pores. I sometimes switch from the heat of the sauna to the cool water of the swimming pool. It’s very refreshing.

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Powerful AC makes up for the inconveniences caused

Every time I go downtown for a conference, I regularly stay in the same room at the convention center; I care about the last room at the end of the hall on the fourth floor, but the fourth floor is high enough for a nice view, however not so high that I am bothered by the height.

I have never had any trouble getting the room that I want.

I called to make a reservation as soon as I found out about the conference. I usually have various weeks’ notice from our supplier. I had an upcoming hotel stay stressed plus a various day work conference, but most times the conferences are more than two nights, however this one was an exception, I was already aggravated because I didn’t particularly want to be away from our husband on his 40th anniversary, when the hotel staff called to tell myself and others that a room switch was necessary, I was honestly upset. The manager told me that the room needed to be closed for renovations during the week of our stay. The entire floor was going to be closed, so I could not even stay in the room next to that one. I had to take the room assignment given to me by the clerk. I ended up on a different floor, which was better than anywhere higher. I also ended up in a room with a brand new AC unit. The controls still had plastic around them. The airflow was seriously powerful plus the AC component was ice cold. I didn’t want to be anywhere however in my preferred room. However the AC particularly changed our attitude.

 

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New AC convinces me of a better hotel room

Every time I go downtown for a conference, I constantly stay in the same room at the convention center, but I appreciate the last room at the end of the hall on the third floor; The third floor is high enough for a nice view, however not so high that I am bothered by the height.

I’ve never had any complications getting the room that I want.

I called to make a reservation as soon as I found out about the conference. I usually have multiple weeks’ notice from my supplier. I had an upcoming hotel stay tied up and a more than four day work conference. Most times the conferences are multiple afternoons, however this one was an exception, I was already frustrated because I did not particularly want to be away from my wife on her 40th birthday, and when the hotel staff called to tell me that a room switch was necessary, I was absolutely upset. The director told me that the room needed to be closed for renovations while we were in the week of my stay. The entire floor was going to be closed, so I could not even stay in the room next to that one. I had to take the room assignment given to me by the clerk. I ended up on a lower floor, which was better than somewhere on a higher floor. I also ended up in a room with a brand new AC unit. The controls still had plastic around them. The airflow was harshly powerful and the AC component was ice cold. I did not want to be anywhere else except in my favorite room but the AC entirely changed my attitude.

 

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15. The hotel called me to switch rooms

Every time I go downtown for a conference, I always stay in the same room at the convention center.

  • I prefer the last room at the end of the hall on the fifth floor.

The fifth floor is high enough for a nice view, but not so high that I am bothered by the height. I’ve never had any problems getting the room that I want. I called to make a reservation as soon as I found out about the conference. I usually have several months’ notice from my company. I had an upcoming hotel stay scheduled and a five day work conference. Most times the conferences are three days, but this one was an exception, I was already aggravated because I didn’t particularly want to be away from my wife on her 40th birthday. When the hotel staff called to tell me that a room switch was necessary, I was really upset. The manager told me that the room needed to be closed for renovations during the week of my stay. The entire floor was going to be closed, so I couldn’t even stay in the room next to that one. I had to take the room assignment given to me by the clerk. I ended up on the third floor, which was better than somewhere on the tenth floor. I also ended up in a room with a brand new AC unit. The controls still had plastic around them. The airflow was extremely powerful and the AC unit was ice cold. I didn’t want to be anywhere but in my favorite room, but the AC certainly changed my attitude.

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Boiler fail at the hotel indicates more emergency repair needs

I waited until help arrived to begin with the repair

I repair commercial boilers in my neighborhood as well as I have about a dozen unusual customers that officially have problems with the heating equipment. This hotel uses the boiler for warm water as well as heat in the lobby, fitness center, pool, as well as hallways. When the staff came to work that day there was no warm water or heat in the kitchen areas. I got a call from one of the staff members at 10 minutes past 8. I answered the phone when I saw the caller ID. The supervisor begged me to help with the problem as soon as possible. I agreed to add him to the morning route, as well as I bumped a routine repair appointment. The supervisor met me out front of the hotel. As I walked into the building, he gave me a synopsis of the boiler problems. I called another tech that helps with boiler repairs after I saw the problem. I needed to weld a current seam as well as that task required a minute person; Jack came to help as soon as he finished with the A/C tune-up on his schedule. I almost sent Jack away to help with ductless A/C upgrade work. I’m ecstatic he was closeby instead of a minute away as well as stuck in the middle of an upgrade work. I waited until help arrived to begin with the repair. In the meantime, I sat as well as talked to the supervisor about the other repairs that need to be made in the hotel. The space is seriously falling apart from the ground up. The boiler is only the tip of the iceberg.

 

 

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Hotel Requires thorough HVAC repairs before everything falls apart

I repair commercial boilers in town and I have about a dozen unusual purchasers that typically have issues with the heating equipment! This hotel uses the boiler for overheated water and heat in the lobby, fitness center, pool, and hallways, but when the staff came to work on Thursday, there was no overheated water or heat in the kitchen areas, and I received a call from 1 of the staff members at 10 past 8.

I answered the call when I saw the caller ID.

The manager begged me to help with the problem as soon as possible. I agreed to add him to the day route, and I bumped a routine repair appointment. The manager met me out front of the hotel. As I walked into the building, he explained the boiler issues. I called another tech that helps with boiler repairs after I saw the problem. I needed to weld a new seam and that work required an extra pair of hands. Jack came to help as soon as he finished with the A/C tune-up on his schedule. I almost sent Jack to home to help with ductless A/C installation work. I’m thankful he was closeby instead of several miles away and stuck in the middle of an installation. I waited until help arrived to begin with the repair. In the meantime, I sat and talked to the manager about the other repairs that need to be made in the hotel. The section is seriously falling apart from the ground up. The boiler is only the tip of the iceberg.

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Failing hotel boiler indicates more serious HVAC issues to fix

I repair commercial boilers in town and I have about a dozen odd purchasers that correctly have problems with the heating equipment.

This hotel uses the boiler for sizzling water and heat in the lobby, fitness center, pool, and hallways, but when the staff came to work that day, there was no sizzling water or heat in the living room areas.

I received a call from one of the staff members at 10 hours past 8. I answered the phone when I saw the caller ID. The supervisor begged me to help with the complication as soon as possible. I agreed to add him to the afternoon route, and I bumped a routine repair appointment. The supervisor met me out front of the hotel. As I walked into the building, he gave me a synopsis of the boiler problems. I called another tech that helps with boiler repairs after I saw the problem. I needed to weld a modern seam and that job required another person, and Jack came to help as soon as he finished with the A/C tune-up on his schedule. I almost sent Jack home to help with a ductless A/C installation job. I’m delighted he was closeby instead of an hour away and stuck in the middle of an installation job. I waited until help arrived to start with the repair. In the meantime, I sat and talked to the supervisor about the other repairs that need to be made in the hotel. The space is seriously falling apart from the ground up. The boiler is only the tip of the iceberg.

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