Meet Your Trainer

Daniel Rufini
(Caroline Poe Photography)

I pay for the ten pack of training sessions and set up my first session for 2 p.m. on February 7.  The manager wishes me a happy birthday and I begin to head out the door.

“Oh, wait.  So who’s my trainer?”

The manager walks me over to the training section of the gym.

Daniel, my new trainer, is with a client.  In a nutshell he is your typical 24 Hour Fitness trainer: tall, dark, good looking and very fit.  He also looks like he graduated college about 12 minutes ago.

Oh, this is going to be a mistake!  Chris was older than me;  she had had c-sections too; used to work in corporate America like me; and she absolutely understood what I was going through.  This kid is going to make me run laps around the gym!

Daniel looked up, sensing he was being watched.  I smiled and waved.  He waved back, a befuddled expression on his face.  The manager and I laughed at his confusion.

What have I just gotten myself into?

Update:  Daniel is now training at Metroflex.  If you are in Austin and interested in training with him, please contact him at: and mention this blog, (c) 2012 Lisa Traugott.  All rights reserved.  No portion of this blog, including any text, photographs, and artwork, may be reproduced or copied without written permission.

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