When my wife and I signed up for our GoodLife Fitness memberships, they suggested we have a Fit Fix Orientation to learn how to use the circuit machines. Due to time constraints, we weren’t able to do that until about two weeks after we signed up. Thankfully, we were given enough instruction and familiarity with the club that we managed on our own until recently, when we went in for our orientation.
We walked into GoodLife Fitness for our 8 am appointment on a Saturday morning. Thankfully, at this time of the day, it wasn’t very busy. We were anxious to get started and quickly got changed for our appointment.
Scott was the name of our Member Ambassador. After he introduced himself to us, we told him that we were good with the cardio machines, but were eager to learn how to properly do the 20 Minute Fit Fix workout.
What is that, you say? Well, this particular GoodLife Fitness location has a number of circuit/weight machines in a specific area of the gym that are numbered from 1 to 9. If you start at 1 and work your way through the circuit, you can be done in about 20 minutes and receive a “total body workout”. Due to time constraints most evenings, I don’t have the 90 minutes I would like to run 10K on the treadmill. Being able to have a complete workout in 30 minutes or less is extremely appealing.
So Scott began to take us through all of the pieces of equipment. He explained how each piece of equipment worked, how to set up the equipment to match our size and shape and weightlifting ability, and how to use proper form when doing the exercises.
As someone who has only done walking and running as a way to workout, why should I be doing the 20 Minute Fit Fix?
- Maximum Results– Take it from a guy who simply wants to be healthier and doesn’t have any specific fitness goals; if I do this workout regularly every week, I will absolutely end up seeing results. End of story.
- Minimum Amount of Time– Once you get into the swing of things, it’s only a 20 minute workout session that you should do 2 to 3 times every week. Right now, because I’m still writing things down as I go and I haven’t memorized all of the details for every machine yet, it’s taking me about 40 minutes to complete a circuit. Still…I feel the results the next day and my body is telling me that I was in a total workout. To get that feeling for less than an hour’s worth of work is great for my schedule.
- Easy to Learn– All orientations are absolutely free and GoodLife encourages all new members to take the orientation so they can get a good understanding of proper weight training. Everyone is taught proper form and technique by the Member Ambassador.
- Easy to follow– The circuit itself is already set up for you with numbers and instructions on every machine – you just have to follow it from exercise #1 through #9.
- Safe– The Member Ambassador ensures that you learn proper form and technique so you get the most from your workouts and do not injure yourself unnecessarily.
- Multi-Leveled– What I love about the Fit Fix is that even though I’m a beginner, I can do something on every single machine. It’s also easily adaptable for people who are regular exercisers, as well…so it really can work for everybody.
I have done the circuit three times now and I know that it’s working because I can feel. My abs, my pecs, my arms, my legs…they’re all a little stiff and sore. Not debilitating soreness, but just sore…so I know that those body parts were worked over really well.
My plan is to continue doing the Fit Fix for the remainder of my membership. Doing cardio is great, but it only works out one part of the body. I’m ready to overcome whatever other obstacles are put in my way.
The struggle IS real. #MakeItHappen