This week, HTS will be closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, while I head to Atlanta. So, there will be some bonus semi-private sessions added on Monday at 4pm, Wednesday at 5am, and 5pm.
Congratulations to: Maggie, Abby, Penny, Ernest, Liz, and Amy for achieving the HTS strength Triathlon (Pull-ups, Push-ups, and Single-leg squats)!
Here is Amy finally getting her pull-up!
Technology is great, but the ubiquity of technology has eroded the art of face-to-face conversation. Conversation is essential to relationships. Now though, it is more and more being replaced with instant "connectedness." Like this blog, texting, and Facebook! One of the often-overlooked values of HTS semi-private training is the the face-to-face support, camaraderie, and connectedness clients get from their trainer and other clients on a very regular basis. Don't underestimate the importance of this for long-term adherence and success. I came across this great article, The Flight From Conversation, by Sherry Turkle Saturday in the NY Times on this very topic. She writes:
"Human relationships are rich; they're messy and demanding. We have learned the habit of cleaning them up with technology. And the move from conversation to connection is part of this. But it's a process in which we short change ourselves. Worse, it seems that over time we stop caring, we forget that there is a difference."