Last Sunday I “exercised” my way through Montgomery Park. Godelieve Babey, a local personal fitness trainer, led a group of local residents on a fun fitness romp through the walking trails of the Montgomery Park Arboretum. Godelieve led us through a series of warm-up exercises before leading up down the path to fitness. Bhavana and Shaan were with me as well as my good friend Prasanna. Prasanna had brought his camera hoping to find something interesting in the arboretum. My camera was focused on capturing the event as part of my volunteer efforts to help Montgomery Friends of Open Space with social media. Bhavana had fun but Shaan looked exhausted after just twenty minutes.
Godelieve Babey possesses over 12 years in the exercise industry providing personal training and fitness services to those who prefer to exercise in a non-gym environment. Godelieve is well versed in training clients to get them moving especially to survive the physical and sedentary demands of one’s daily routine.
The workout was not intense but I did feel it in my thighs and calves. Godelieve showed us how to get exercise doing the Monster Walk while combining arm movements designed to increase our range of motion. Godelieve core belief is that you can be fit and exercise anywhere.