I decided to be proactive and meet up with friend of mine, Suzie Cooney, at her fitness studio. Suzie is the instigator behind many of my friends taking up stand-up paddling through her free SUP clinics, she's somewhere around my age, and she has bounced back from injury with great results - a perfect fit for a personal trainer. Even though her injury and rehab we're much more serious than mine, I knew she wouldn't discount my concerns about maintaining my fitness while I am recovering myself.
Suzie met my expectations and more! In this intro session, we talked about my injury and my expectations, and she took me through a series of modified exercises that were creative and challenged me. One of the most important things, though, was that she reassured me that I was in good shape and despite this downturn, I would be able to regain my cardio fitness fairly quickly once I was able to bike or swim.
It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to some additional sessions to "check-in" during my recovery. I feel motivated, refocused and confident that I will come out strong and healthy at the end of this period.