“Change is Good?”


I have been getting stronger at my local gym for the past three years. I started going when I was 68, and I had worked most of the time with one trainer, Jen. I loved her spirit, her encouragement and her ability to accommodate whatever joint was squeaking on any given day. But last week she moved to take a better position in the company. I was scheduled to work with a new trainer for the first time this morning. I get attached to people, whether the dentist, the beautician or, in this case, my trainer. I don’t like getting to know new people. Apparently I also presume the worst about any change. So it was with some trepidation that I met with Colin this morning.

Much to my surprise, I had a great time working out with him as my new trainer. Yes, he is different from Jen. But it turns out different isn’t always worse. Change isn’t, despite my firmly held beliefs, always bad.

I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks! Or new ways to work out.

7 thoughts on ““Change is Good?”

  1. I’m sorry to hear you lost your trainer! I know what you mean about getting attached to what has been working for you. I feel that way about vendors I work with and my clients. I haven’t had a personal trainer in a while, but that was fun while it lasted too. I hope you and Colin continue to work well together. 😊


    1. We are getting to know each other. He is very politic with me. Today he noted that “that is a good exercise, but not the one I had in mind!” Then he showed me how to do it properly.


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