I just had my Biggest Loser moment right here in Chester County. Tennis Addiction Sports Club is welcoming Rachael Sokolic to our training and fitness staff. She is a certified personal trainer, a Dietician and has a degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University. She is Chester County’s and now Tennis Addiction’s version of Jillian Michaels.
I just had the opportunity to train with her this morning at the club and I really thought I was in an episode of the Biggest Loser getting ready for my last chance workout. If I had to weigh in I am sure I lost a pound in just that workout. I thought I was in pretty good shape, but boy oh boy my eyes are open now and I have a ton of work to do.
The workout program was all about Plyometric Training, which is high intensity training techniques to develop strength and speed. We only used our own body weight no free weights or bars. I am told that the exercise are great for athletes – Tennis anyone… We worked hard and fast for a shorter period of time which is great for all us busy moms. I loved that the most of all. Rachael told me that she had a client do the plyometric training 3 times a week for 2 weeks and the result was a 6 pound weight loss. My answer – sign me up, I would love to get back to my pre-baby (2 kids) fighting weight. She also told me that during the holiday’s the average person gains 7 pounds. That just makes me sick. (I want the number on the scale to go down not up) Well, this holiday season that is NOT going to be me.
If anyone out there is feeling that there workout routine is stale and they need a jump start stop by Tennis Addiction in Exton to meet Rachael.