It’s impossible to hold my phone while my two hands are occupied with pushing and pulling me on the TRX suspension training platform. I strategically position my phone at my feet so I can watch the timer and perform suspended chest presses. I push and pull, push and pull and look down. I forgot to push the timer on my phone. I lean down to tap the timer and now I’m out of position for the chest presses. Push and pull and count, push and pull and count. Lovely, working out and multi-tasking.
I like my personal trainer. He gives me plenty of fun, challenging workouts via an app on my phone. Last month, he says he’s giving me a new type of workout, Tabata. Its 20 seconds of workout, then 10 seconds off, done 8 times in a row. Sounds like a piece of cake, how hard can it be? He neglected to mention the multi-tasking. It takes several minutes to adjust the TRX straps up and down as I’m spatially challenged. I barely manage to avoid a face plant getting my foot stuck in the TRX ring. And now I have to remember to position the phone where I can see it, tap the timer, count the repetitions and do the exercise. He’s expecting quite a bit. The scissor kicks are the worst. 4 minutes of scissor kicks make me scream. The multi-tasking is a snap though while scissor kicking. I just hold the phone in my hand, stare at the timer and pray for the 4 minutes to be up.