A client commented the other day, "You must be in such great shape from training all of your clients, right?" Unfortunately, no. Just as having a two-story house does not make you thin (darn it!), training clients does not "count" as a workout. It does help with being generally active, for sure. But regular workouts need to be in the mix too. For example, here are my past few days of training:
Monday: boxing camp, train 2 clients
Tuesday: tough weight and kettlebell workout with a client (I have ONE client who I workout with at her request), train 3 more clients
Wednesday: boxing camp, train 6 clients
Thursday: boxing camp, 5 mile run
Friday: train 3 clients, P90X+ full-body workout, 4 mile run
Saturday (tomorrow): kettlebells with Fawn and Tracy!!!
Sunday (planned): 10 mile run
When I train clients, we warmup together and I sometimes do core exercises with them, but for the most part my activity is limited to demonstrating an exercise, spotting, or giving and taking weights needed for various exercises.
I suppose as I look at my week, it's not surprising that it's only 9:30 and I'm tired. But when Tim gets home (in the next 10 minutes or so) we are watching Lost (taped last night) and no amount of tiredness is going to stop me from that!