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Today: A personal trainer who believes in slowing down when she needs to.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Occupation: Project Manager and Personal Trainer
Monthly wellness expenses:
Strength coach: $125/month
6:00 a.m. — I got up to see my client for their 6:30 a.m. session. My private gym was able to re-open under health authority guidelines, so I’m seeing my clients in person again. Trainers have the option to wear a mask, we only allow 1:1 private sessions, and everything is physically distanced in a massive space with good airflow. Seeing clients in person again after months of Google Hangouts has been a huge boost for my mental wellbeing. It’s re-engaged me in studying for my CSCS (strength and conditioning) exam in December. Spending time (safely) with real humans is so important to my mental health.
8:00 a.m. — I read 30 minutes of my current Kindle book My…