What are you up to this weekend? We’re heading into a wedding weekend—one of Brent’s good friends from childhood is getting married, and Brent’s in the wedding, so the festivities start tonight!
I just wanted to stop by and share a few pictures from class last night. One of the girls’ moms tagged along to hang out, so she was kind enough to snap a few pics for me.
We lucked out on the weather—80 and cloudy, perfect for an outdoor workout.
I only had two participants again, but it was a different two than last week, and I continue to get emails from women who are interested in starting with us, so hopefully the group will continue to grow.
Turns out, the chances of being caught in a super awkward position during a group exercise class are incredibly high. I think this was during a plank –> dolphin transition, haha.
I was constantly checking on the girls to see how they were holding up (as you can see). This workout included a pretty intense plank section that I was a little nervous about going in, and although it went ok, I ended up only going through it once instead of the 2x I’d originally planned.
I also put together a short yoga flow that we ran through several times during the workout, in between bursts of strength and some cardio. (I’ll be posting that here soon!)
After only two classes, I’ve already learned SO much about group exercise instruction. The cues and modifications are coming a lot easier than I expected, and I’ve been surprisingly comfortable and confident in my instruction. So yeah, so far…I think I love it!
The hardest part has been trying to gauge how everyone’s doing, so I can adjust accordingly. Are they dying, or completely bored?? It’s so hard to read faces and body language when everyone’s straight-faced and focused on the workout (or thinking about their day?? Who knows!).
Ultimately, I just keep reminding myself that they can modify/take breaks as needed. My job is just to give them the tools they need to make the workout what they want it to be.
Back at home after class, I was surprised to find this super attractive belly sweat line:
Ha! It was probably just from things getting, uh, pressed together during my ride home, but doesn’t it look like I worked hard??
I also rocked my new Momentum bracelet all night. This phrase is basically my motto for the summer:
To me, this means: if you want to do something, just go for it. The scarier, the better. You probably won’t regret trying, but you’ll definitely regret not trying.
This prenatal class was a huge gamble for me, and it’s been a major “put myself out there” experience. But so far, it’s been nothing but positive, and I have high hopes for what it will hopefully lead to down the road.
Never underestimate the value of that first little step forward!
Have a fabulous weekend. :)