I’ve been out of town for the last week on a trip to Washington, DC so I am a day late with this week’s post. My apologies.
No doubt I have some catching up on what is going is on. So I checked out the comments from last week. I note that one writer wrote in that Sutherlin Lumber is moving to town. Tried to check it out, but ran into a brick wall. No one seems to know exactly what is going on with the old Walmart property. The only thing I know for sure is that the property has been repainted and appears to be cleaned up from the outside.
Took a drive around town and made some mental notes on some changes that impressed me. In the Gregory Heights subdivision the new “slurry seal” is finished. It looks good. Anyone who wants to know how much curb appeal a new street surface creates for a neighborhood should drive through one of Raytown’s oldest subdivisions (Gregory Heights, southeast of Gregory Boulevard and Blue Ridge Boulevard).
Some trees have been planted in the median at Raytown Road and 350 Highway. Those have been a long time coming . . . but they certainly do class up the intersection.
I also noted that one of the billboards for my campaign for the County Legislature has been replaced with a new sign. About two weeks ago vandals damaged the billboard – part of the sign was still showing – would you believe they came back and tore it down as well?!? Those billboards are very expensive. My homeowner’s insurance agent told me to send him the bill.
Finally, I see some progress has been made on the 63rd Street Bridge. The light poles have lights on them. One obstacle remains before we can call it finished. The light pole in the middle of the sidewalk on the southeast corner of the bridge has simply got to go.
By the way – if you haven’t been to our nation’s capitol, take the time and make the trip. It is well worth it. Watch for pictures beginning next Thursday.
What You Forgot to Ask Your Personal Trainer
7 Questions to Find the Very Best Trainer for You by Jenn Walters
You already know how personal trainers help you reach your goals and push you to the next level, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned exerciser. You probably also know a little about how to choose the right trainer with the proper qualifications. However, how do you find the absolute best trainer for you and your goals? I'm about to share a secret with you: Not every personal trainer—no matter how fabulous or talented he or she is—is going to be right for you. You may be dazzled by proven results, certifications and background, but by asking just seven questions, you can tap into exactly whom the personal trainer is and whether he or she will gel with you. Approach it as if you're in human resources and hiring for a big position in a big company. After all, you're pretty darn important, and you're handing over a big piece of your life here. When meeting with a personal trainer for the first time, most people ask solid basic questions, but these less traditional and less conventional questions really give you a sense as to why the personal trainer has chosen his or her career and what he or she can do for you. Read on to learn what questions to ask to find YOUR best trainer!
1. 1. How do you stay in shape? Most personal trainers will train themselves similarly to how they'll train you. If they love to run, then they'll probably suggest that you run, too, as long as you're able. If they swear by daily yoga to stay fit, then they'll most likely suggest that you try yoga. Although this question doesn't guarantee what type of exercises they might have you do in a personal-training session, it does provide a window into their workout soul. 2. What's your fitness philosophy? A personal trainer should—without hesitation—be able to tell you exactly what he believes when it comes to fitness. Does he train his clients for better health? To improve body confidence? To show off a six-pack? This question really gets into what makes a personal trainer tick and will let you know better what goals the trainer will have in mind for you to set and achieve. 3. Do you recommend supplements? Although healthy eating is key to losing weight and getting in shape, personal trainers are not registered dietitians, and therefore should never give out specific nutritional advice such as meal plans or supplement recommendations beyond a multivitamin. When you ask this question, if a personal trainer starts going on and on about what supplements (or worse, diet pills) he or she uses and recommends to her clients, beware. It is outside of a personal trainer's scope of practice to give specific dietary recommendations.
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