report from RES week

Okay, so it takes me a little while to get around to things.

I traveled out to beautiful Sequim (pronounced "skwim"), Washington between August 10th and 16th to complete was is known as RES week (Restorative Exercise Specialist) at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest.

RES week - Aug 11-16, 2016 - 22 women strong! (The dudes in front are teachers...)

RES week - Aug 11-16, 2016 - 22 women strong! (The dudes in front are teachers...)

This 5-day training is part of the larger two-year RES - CPT (certified personal trainer) course, of which I am gunning down the home stretch. :)

The weather was amazing, the Olympic Peninsula a sight to behold. Snow-capped mountains in August! Sequim is within what is known as a 'rain shadow', so, unlike the the dreary reputation the rest of the state has, this place is sunny more than 300 days of the year, and, as such, hosts perfect conditions for a number of lavender farms. (We were also treated daily to the aroma wafting in from their other cash crop, recently legalized, if you know what I mean...)

The training was intense. For me, anyway. Days started from 8 am to end somewhere between 3 and 5, offering classes like a whole hour of squatting, or unthrusting the ribs, or crawling around on all fours. And then there was the obstacle course. And the playground. And then, on our off-time, we checked out a trail at the very top of the Olympia Forest one day, and Dungeness Spit another. Barefoot, of course.

Bonus photo opps with Katy!

Bonus photo opps with Katy!

Good stuff. And over the next few months, I'll be sharing some of the bombs Katy dropped on us.

In the meantime, here are some photos.

Want to learn more about the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest? Unfortunately, the certification programs are closed, but you can still partake of her online offerings, and if you're in the Sequim area, they have lots of workshops, classes, private sessions, even retreats!