I was thinking this may be sort of a fun idea. I'm in my 40's, my weight is in my ticker, and I DO NOT MOVE. Well, I move to like, get a glass of water or do laundry or walk upstairs to take a shower.
but, my dr. says I am fine to exercise and I NEED to do SOMETHING!
One of my personal struggles is having someone to cheer me on, encourage me. My family is supportive but no one knows what it's like to be 300+ pounds and trying to start an exercise program . I'm sure there are other people here in the same boat, and some of you may be willing to take some of us under your wing and get us started on a new and healthy path!
So, what's involved? All participants agree to make a one month commitment. Mentees will list their goals, equipment, and any other issues they have. Mentors will tell them how to get started, any tips they have, and check in on occasion to see how their trainees are doing.
MENTEES, if someone is willing to take the time out to offer advice, please be prepared to follow their guidance! You should be cleared for exercise and committed to it for one month!
MENTORS, you won't get any financial compensation, but maybe you feel like helping someone and offering advice and encouragement in hopes it will make a difference
So anyone interested? I thought we could list our info and hook up with each other
I will start: I am sedentary, cannot run yet, have access to seven pound free weights, a ten pound kettlebell, walking shoes, an Xbox kinect with various fitness/dance games. I don't belong to a gym yet. I'm looking for a mentor who started out roughly like me ( I have different abilities than someone who started at 150 pounds) I'm willing to work out between 5-7 days a week.
Anyone else wanna do this?