Last Wednesday morning, Regional Manager Jess was hit by a car while riding her bike to see a client. She has a broken tailbone but is, thankfully, on the mend - thanks to the fact that she was wearing a helmet (the police officer on scene told me that if she hadn't been, the outcome would have been very different).
And on a much less-serious note, after spending the day and evening at the hospital with Jess on Wednesday, I (Poul) was down and out for 48 hours with the stomach flu.
It got me thinking about those weeks we all have where things go off the rails - including exercise plans. It can be frustrating when things like injuries and illness gets in the way of your fitness goals, but it happens to the best of us, and it's important to be gentle with yourself when it does. So that's what we're trying to do over here.
Here are some tips if you find yourself recovering from an accident or injury like Jess (or down-and-out with a nasty bug like yours truly).
Poul Nielsen is the owner and operator of Nielsen Fitness, Toronto's leading team of in-home personal trainers. He has 16 years' experience in the fitness industry and has taught courses in Fitness and Lifestyle Management at George Brown College.
In addition to exercise (obviously), he loves spending time with his family, playing the guitar, strong coffee - and dark chocolate!