The Reason(s) My Workouts Got Significantly Better

By Alexa Lezak – 


The majority of my life, I have been an athlete. My life was filled with practices, games, tournaments and workouts for as long as I can remember. When my athletic career came to an end in the Fall of 2018, I no longer had the accountability that I had been used to for so long. I knew that I wanted to continue working out to stay in shape and was excited to begin programming my own workouts. However, what I didn’t realize at the time was how much accountability would be lost. My coaches weren’t there to make my daily schedule for me of when, how and where I would workout. My teammates weren’t there to push me to go an extra rep or beat my time in a sprint. What I got out of my workout would solely depend on me.


The first few months, I loved it. I loved being able to do what I wanted for a change without there being someone telling me what to do every second. This worked well for me during the first 4-6 months of retirement. I was diligent and consistent and had fun while I was doing it. However, as more months passed, I started working out less and less and that became an easier lifestyle for me to fall into. I didn’t feel bad if I didn’t make it to the gym because I didn’t have anyone to answer to, even if in the back of my mind I knew I should go. This led to a bad habit of not getting workouts in and losing a lot of the progress that I had made.


Fast forward to the beginning of this year. I was referred to a gym that had group training sessions with both strength and cardio in each session. I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but I wasn’t hoping for much. I wanted to try it out before I committed to a membership, so I decided to give it a shot one day after work. After the first day of class, I was hooked. It’s exactly what I didn’t even know I needed. It was the perfect fit! A challenge with the perfect amount of high intensity workout and strength training. My trainer at the gym is incredible. He pushes me to work harder than I ever did on my own. The workouts are really tough but having someone there to keep me accountable and to push me to go the extra mile (literally) is so important for me. I also love the people who I work out with. They add a competition aspect to my workouts that you don’t get when you work out on your own. As much as I thought I wanted to get away from having a coach to tell me what to do is exactly what I was missing. My workouts are consistent, and I am seeing results even after just a couple months. Finding a way to enjoy working out again has been really great for me not only physically but also mentally. If you are considering joining a gym, I recommend finding a trainer you love and a great community to surround yourself with to keep you accountable!


This is one of the reasons why training at the Texas Baseball Ranch® is so special. You will benefit from having a coach push through your training as well as other “teammates” to hold you accountable and challenge you through your workouts.  If you are wanting to improve both your throwing and training, then The Ranch is the place for you!


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Important TBR Updates


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