Seeing as how Shape’ril is all about putting the fun back into working out, we decided to interview our own Tim Malley and his 11 year old client, William, to get an inside look into what makes their trainer-client relationship something you’d like to be a part of.
Note: If you haven’t seen the two of them in action, keep an eye out- William is funnier than most grown-ups and they create a lively, motivational atmosphere.
How long have you guys been working out?
(Tim and William, looking at each other to confirm) About a year?
What’s an average session look like?
Tim: We usually start out with legs and then do some core. We incorporate a full body workout every session. We mix in cardio, as well. Sometimes we’ll use the Jacobs ladder, sometimes the rowing machine, sometimes we’ll box and sometimes it’s sprints on the Woodway.
William: We do full-body stuff, lifting weights. I maxed out at 100lbs on bench! And with great form.
What improvements have you seen, both physically and mentally?
Tim: William has physically changed in a number of ways. He is much stronger and has more endurance than when we started working together. On a mental level, he’s a lot more excited to work out.
William: I started bench press at 20lbs, now it’s 100lbs. I feel stronger, and I’m definitely happier.
William, do you play any sports, and if so, have these workouts helped?
I play rugby and football and the workouts have definitely helped. (Tim chimes in that William rocks at both sports)
Tim, what’s the biggest difference between working with kids and adults?
You definitely have to be on your toes the entire time when you’re working with kids.
What have you guys learned from each other?
Tim: I’ve learned a lot about Minecraft.
William: Really bad jokes, Bram is a narwhal, don’t lock your legs on a leg press (Tim: Yeah, you learned that the hard way)… Oh! Better form is better than more weight!
How many jokes do you tell per session, and what’s your favorite?
Tim: Our joke count has definitely gone down over the past few months, but I think my favorite joke recently is: How do you cut the ocean in half? With a seasaw!
William: The number of jokes vary, but my favorite is Spider-Pig (Tim and William close out the interview singing the Spider-Pig theme song).
Life gets a little hectic sometimes- watching these two is a great reminder to relax and just have fun. See you next week for more Shape’ril tips!
// Your La Jolla Sports Club team