Although Modus will never be easy for me, I know if I want to continue running & being active it’s necessary.
Why am I constantly getting injured from running? That’s what I would ask myself. I was exercising almost daily (sometimes more than once per day!) & felt like I was in good shape. So, what was the problem?
I was in denial for a long time because I knew the answer but didn’t want to do anything about it! I had great cardio endurance but could barely do a sit-up or push-up. As a former collegiate athlete, our rigorous year-round training included heavy weight lifting…which I grew to despise. So, once my college days were over, I did what I love (all cardio!) and stopped what is hard for me (strength training!). I signed up for many running races each year but would never pick up a weight or do a plank if not forced–ha!
As I got older & after back-to-back pregnancies, my lack of strength training caught up with me. I was constantly getting injured & knew I couldn’t bury my head in the sand anymore. I had to start strength training. My 1st Modus class left me so sore I had to take ibuprofen for 2 nights because of the pain! Although this made me want to never return, it also told me how ridiculously weak I was! I decided that I would commit to Modus twice/week for a few months and see if it reduced my injuries.
Since consistently coming to Modus, I’ve had no major injuries & am significantly stronger! I especially notice how much stronger my neglected upper body, abs, & glutes have become! Although Modus will never be easy for me, I know if I want to continue running & being active it’s necessary.
So, when you see me in class shaking like crazy at the barre it’s a testimonial that Modus works…really works…or I wouldn’t be there! 😉