It's something we all need whether we like it or not. I don't typically respond to it that well. I could list tons of situations where it was suggested I do something and basically because it wasn't my idea, I didn't do it. At least didn't do it at that moment, I did it on my own time..that way it was my decision. I say that in past tense as if I don't still do that. The first literal push that has stuck with me to this very day came from my sisters. I was only 4 but vividly remember them tying on my double bladed hockey skates and pushing me around the outdoor rink in my home town of Willmar Minnesota. I still play today, albeit a beer league where what goes on after the game is more important that what does during. Some gentle nudges here and there got me through high school, college, and lots of instances in my career. After a long list of them from my wife that were treated as mentioned earlier..her last nudge finally stuck. She emailed me the link to Orange Theory and for some reason I looked into it. Here I am after just two weeks with them and am 24 lbs lighter. First thank you goes to her for continuing to push long, LONG after I should have been given up on. One of the great things about OTF is that they push, whether you like it or not. Working out 5 days a week I usually have three different trainers with in that week. Each one has their own twist to how they run the work out. No matter which one, they all give you a great work out. It's not one of those places you can come and skate by with minimal effort. Your effort is up on the TV screens for everyone to see, and if you're slacking they call you out on it. Coming from a guy that historically doesn't respond well to being pushed, I'm also giving a big thank you to the trainers and staff at OTF for doing just that. It's what I need and will hopefully have as lasting of an impact as my big sisters did.
A little push.
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Mark Noordmans - Husband, son, son-in-law, brother, uncle, nepheiw, and father..to a pretty cool Boxer named Tyson. **And as of Aug. 15th, 2013..an amazing little man named Blake!