Getting in shape for taking a trip

For the last several years, there was no time or money to take a vacation. My wife and I were saving up for a special trip to celebrate our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. We were excited to take our first cruise ship and visit a variety of tropical islands when the pandemic began. For the next year & a half, we were stuck inside the house. Finally the restrictions eased up and we once again began preparing for our trip. The cruise line was accepting reservations. However, I realized that during the quarantine I’d managed to gain almost thirty pounds. I was not happy with myself. I knew I needed to head to the gym, get more active and lose some weight in a hurry. I wanted to be in decent physical shape and feel good about myself during the trip. When I signed up at the local fitness center, they were quick to recommend their personal fitness trainers. I am not sure if they were running specials on personal training or if they always push this aspect of the business, but I jumped on the opportunity. The trainer who consulted one-on-one with me was absolutely wonderful. We met for training sessions 2 times per week and I also attended her group class. I started with light weights at first & then gradually increased to higher weights and more reps. By the end of the first two weeks, I noticed significant improvement in how I looked and felt. During the fitness class, we focused heavily on high intensity aerobic training and stretching. At first, I was out of breath immediately. I needed to rest several times during an hour-long class. After a few weeks, I was able to make it all the way through to the end. Every private session and class was extremely demanding but so satisfying and worth it.

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Paying attention to my physical fitness

I never like going to the doctor’s office.

Every time I have a checkup, the doctor berates me about weight gain & encourages me to meet with the nutritionist.

The nutritionist then talks to me at length about my diet. She tells me that I need to give up sugar, processed foods and fast foods. She tells me I should start an exercise program. I never paid much attention. I have always been focused on my career and finances. My health was not something I gave much thought to. I assumed I was young and had plenty of time to worry about it later. As the years have gone by, I started to notice some aches and pains. I was having trouble being productive throughout the day and sleeping at night. My back, hips, knees and shoulders were always sore. I finally realized that my neglect of my physical well-being was harming my career and threatening my future quality of life. I needed to make some changes. I went in for a checkup with the doctor and actually listened to what the nutritionist had to say. I made changes to my diet and signed up at a fitness center. I started out just walking on the treadmill because that was all I could manage. I gradually worked my way up to running. I then added in the elliptical, rowing machine and stationary bike. I began using the strength training machines and lifting weights. For the last twenty minutes of the workouts, I swam laps in the indoor pool. I noticed a steady increase in my energy levels. I was no longer suffering from my assortment of aches and pains. I started sleeping better at night and feeling more energized in the mornings. My doctor was absolutely thrilled with my progress.

 

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New health & fitness center offers lots of perks

Last week, my friends & I were out on the town for the evening. For the last few months, we’d noticed a construction site and wondered what was being built. We were always making guesses about what was going to be in that spot. They finally placed a sign in front of the brand new building with an announcement for the business coming soon. We weren’t overly excited when we realized that the building was the future site of a health & fitness center. That is something our area already had plenty of. There are multiple fitness centers operating in our area. They all offer a wide selection of exercise equipment and group classes. They advertise massages, saunas and tanning beds. I was hoping for a new restaurant or shopping center. When I found out that this new health & fitness center facility was offering all kinds of activities I became more interested. They provide yoga classes several times a week. There is an area set aside as a spa that includes massages, saunas, mud baths, facials and body wraps. Kids are also welcome in the health & fitness center. There is a basketball court & a room with trampolines for them. I am thrilled that they also provide nutritional counselling to partner with weight loss exercise training. There is something for every fitness related goal. My friends & I were relieved to learn that the building was going to be something so useful. This new facility is a great opportunity to focus on overall health and wellness. They offer different price packages that include a variety of amenities.

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Group physical training class specifically designed for seniors

I was to hear about a senior fitness class offered at the local fitness center.

Students were required to be 65 or older to sign up for the class.

The fitness training is entirely geared toward the specialized needs of senior citizens. They focus on improving balance, range of motion and strength. We work with very light hand weights and resistance bands. I enjoy the opportunity to interact with people my own age. Everyone in the class is in surprisingly good physical condition. This is definitely because we all have focused on our health for a very long time. We are conscientious about eating right and taking good care of our bodies. That’s why we all made the effort to sign up for the class. Despite good physical fitness and diet habits, we all share some common complaints with aches and pains. We deal with issues with arthritis, muscle cramps, stiffness, trouble sleeping and balance concerns. This class is designed to help with all that. The instructor definitely customizes the exertion level to push us just enough. We all have a lot of fun during the class while being serious about getting the most out of it. The class has been so popular that there are plans to add another session. I am excited that the next session will be moved to the swimming pool. I have heard really great things about aquatic aerobics. It is very low impact and yet the water provides resistance. I think it will be fun yet super beneficial.

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Family or no family, business must be treated with respect

I would still fire him if he did not begin showing up ready to work

I run a narrow ship at our workshop, I do not make excuses and I don’t give many second chances. I hired a new kid to do a task in the shop while I was in the afternoon when the service servicemens are off, working on heating plus AC service calls. I wanted the guy to clean up the shop, keep things organized, answer phones, plus disinfect the trucks. It was a straight-forward job to be even-handed plus I could have hired nearly anyone off the street to perform the straight-forward works. Instead, I hired our nephew, but my sibling begged me to employ the kid after he got fired for stealing from the pizza shop. She promised that he did not steal anything plus Chad said it was a mistake. I wanted to hire someone that wasn’t related to me, but my sister wouldn’t let it go, and Chad started last Monday. He was late on the first afternoon, although I gave him a split because it was his first afternoon! He then backed up into 1 of the heating plus AC service trucks, but thankfully the dent was minor plus entirely repaired. He was late on Tuesday plus he did not even show up to task the next afternoon. Thursday, I took Chad into the office plus I warned him that I did not care if he was family. I would still fire him if he did not begin showing up ready to work. I wasn’t interested in hearing any more excuses from the kid. I gave him a chance and now he needs to prove that I wasn’t wrong.

 

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Business knows no relation

I run a slender ship at our workshop, however I don’t make excuses plus I don’t provide a lot of minute chances.

I hired a new kid to work in the shop during the day when the maintenance specialists are off working on heating plus AC maintenance calls.

I wanted the woman to clean up the shop, keep things organized, answer phone calls, plus clean the trucks. It was a straight-forward job to be even-handed plus I could have hired nearly anyone off the street to perform the straight-forward jobs. Instead, I hired our nephew, but my sister begged myself and others to provide the kid a job after she got fired for stealing from the pizza shop, but she promised that she did not steal anything plus Chad said it was a mistake. I wanted to hire someone that wasn’t related to me, however our sister wouldn’t let it go. Chad started last week. Unfortunately he was late on the first day, but I gave him a pass because it was his first day. On The next day he backed up into one of the heating & AC maintenance trucks. Thankfully the dent was minor and easily repaired. He was late the next day and did not even show up to work after that. took Chad into the office and I warned him that I did not care if he was family. I would still fire him if he did not start showing up ready to work. I wasn’t interested in hearing any more excuses from the kid. I gave him an opportunity plus now he needs to prove that I wasn’t wrong.

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16. I wasn't interested in hearing any more excuses

I run a tight shift at my workshop. I don’t make excuses and I don’t give a lot of second chances. I hired a new kid to work in the shop during the day when the repair technicians are off working on heating and AC service calls. I wanted the guy to clean up the shop, keep things organized, answer phones, and wash the trucks. It was a simple job to be honest and I could have hired nearly anyone off the street to perform the simple tasks. Instead, I hired my nephew. My sister begged me to give the kid a job after he got fired for stealing from the pizza shop. She promised that he didn’t steal anything and Chad said it was a mistake. I wanted to hire someone that wasn’t related to me, but my sister wouldn’t let it go. Chad started last Monday. He was late on the first day, but I gave him a break because it was his first day. On Tuesday, he backed up into one of the heating and AC repair trucks. Thankfully the dent was minor and easily repaired. He was late on Wednesday and he didn’t even show up to work the next day. Friday, I took Chad into the office and I warned him that I didn’t care if he was family. I would still fire him if he didn’t start showing up ready to work. I wasn’t interested in hearing any more excuses from the kid. I gave him a chance and now he needs to prove that I wasn’t wrong.

 

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New HVAC employee has queer behaviors that question his expertise

I have been actually working with the same service worker for the past several weeks plus this guy is never going to make it in the HVAC service field.

I truthfully don’t think how he made it this far, because he does not seem to think anything about HVAC service services.

I have to tell the guy the same directions over and over yet he seems not to understand. We did more than two HVAC tune-ups this week and he still had to ask questions about easy parts of the system that he should already know in detail. I asked my boss if he checked the guy’s qualifications and he said that it wasn’t necessary, but meanwhile I’m stuck doing twice as much work while I try to teach this guy stuff that he should already know. It’s very frustrating, not to mention the fact that the guy talks all morning too, and not about anything interesting. Even more annoying is that all morning he talks about birds of unusual species. I’ve learned more about yellow jays than any single person should unless they are a zoologist. It seems like he might have some mental issues. I’m not being mean but he seems unusual from other guys. If I get stuck teaching this guy again next week, I am going to urge the boss to spend a morning with the guy. I don’t know if my boss understands how much information this child still needs to learn. He won’t be ready to work on his own for months plus he is supposed to be ready at the end of more than two weeks. I don’t want to be the person to blame.

 

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New HVAC recruit needs to go back to training

I’m not being mean, however he seems odd from other guys

I have been truly working with the same maintenance specialist for the past many weeks & this guy is never going to make it in the heating, ventilation, & A/C maintenance field. I sincerely do not suppose how he made it this far, because he does not seem to suppose anything about heating, ventilation, & A/C maintenance services. I have to tell the guy the same instruction over & over & he still does not understand. We have handled loads of heating, ventilation, & A/C tune-ups this month & he still had to ask questions about simple parts of the program that he should suppose in detail. I asked our boss if he checked the guy’s qualifications & he said that it wasn’t necessary. Meanwhile I’m stuck doing twice as many tasks while I try to teach this guy stuff that he should already know. It’s totally & particularly frustrating. The guy talks all day too, but not about anything interesting. All day he talks about birds of odd species. I’ve learned more about yellow jays than any 1 person should unless they are a zoologist. It seems like he might have some mental complications. I’m not being mean, however he seems odd from other guys. If I get stuck teaching this guy again next week, I am going to urge the boss to spend a day with the guy. I do not suppose our boss understands how much information this kid still needs to learn, but he won’t be ready to task on his own for months & he is supposed to be ready at the end of many weeks. I do not want to be the person to blame.

 

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Dilemma as new clueless employee seems to know nothing about HVAC operations

I have been working with the same repair specialist for the past many weeks in addition to this guy is never going to make it in the heating, ventilation & A/C repair field, then i truthfully don’t know how he made it this far, because he does not seem to know anything about heating, ventilation & A/C repair services.

I have to tell the guy the same instruction over and over and even at that, he still does not understand.

I am thus forced to deal with twice as much heating, ventilation & A/C tune-ups this month yet he still asks questions about simple parts of the system that he should know in detail. I asked our boss if he checked the guy’s qualifications. He said that it wasn’t necessary. Meanwhile I’m stuck doing twice as many tasks while I try to teach this guy stuff that he should already know. It’s totally frustrating. The guy talks all day too, about nothing interesting, then all day he talks about birds of unusual species. I’ve learned more about yellow jays than any single man should know unless they are a zoologist. It seems that he might have some mental troubles. I’m not being mean, although he seems unusual from other guys. If I get stuck teaching this guy again next week, I am going to urge the boss to spend a day with the guy. I don’t think our boss understands how much information this child still needs to learn, however he will not be ready to task on his own for weeks in addition to he is supposed to be ready at the end of three weeks. I don’t want to be the man to blame.

 

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