Congratulations to those who completed the first night of the program! I have now begun charting your progress.
*Those who missed last night, please come next Monday (6:00 – 7:00) prior to the regular scout meeting so I can start you on the program. If you were not at the meeting last night, Please DO NOT START this exercise program until after I have had an initial meeting with you.
I was very impressed with the over-all effort last night. As you now realize, this is not going to be easy, but it can be fun and it will be very rewarding if you commit to the program.
Be aware that I will give NO FREE PASSES on the work that needs to be done to complete this program. I expect everyone to do the work and to progress steadily. If you do not show measured improvement at the various check-points, I will work with you. This is not a competition. Every participant will have their own unique goals and standards to improve upon. By working this program together, my hope is that you will all help each other along and celebrate each other’s personal successes and improvements.
**Those who may be a little sore today, don’t worry it gets better…eventually J. You have to work through the normal muscle aches that come from the first week or two of a new exercise program. If you experience any injuries, please let me know immediately, and be sure to see your doctor about it.
The exercise plan that I put together is specifically designed to avoid injury, but you will definitely feel some normal exercise-induced soreness.
It gets harder before it gets easier! The program for the remainder of this week is outlined in the attached document. Do not let today’s soreness stop your progress! The program is designed to work on an alternating basis so that your body can heal while you continue to work on other areas. Make sure that you record last night’s effort on the Week 1, Monday sheet.
Tonight is a STRENGTH night. NO HERO STUFF, keep it reasonable and remember the goal is to have measured improvement over time. Too much too soon will only set you back. Be sure to record ALL information each night.
Please let me know if you cannot make a meeting, otherwise I will expect to see you all on Monday at 6:00 SHARP!!! (which means on the floor, ready to begin our routine at 6:00, not arriving at 6:00) Please do not be late.
· You must be dressed appropriately for exercise. NO JEANS, NO BOOTS. Athletic attire must be worn.
· You must bring your scout uniform with you so that you are dressed appropriately for the scout meeting directly following.
· You must bring water every week
· You must keep an honest record of the program, and you must show it to me each week for sign-off. This allows me to make sure that nobody falls too far behind. You will be asked to physically demonstrate (in person) that you are following the program.
**The Personal Fitness Individual Tracking Document: (Attached)
Please save the attached file and use this to track the program that we are working on.
Please save each week (1-12) as a separate file (example: PF_Week1.doc, PF_Week2.doc, ....) so that if you lose your paper copy that you bring each Monday, you still have a record of each week. Please do not leave any information blank on each sheet, specifically, record the Week #, the Date, and all of the required information for each part)
I am looking forward to doing this with you guys!!
“A Scout should be physically strong and mentally awake”