The best thing happened to me yesterday morning.
Let me back it up.
So I’ve been teaching Zumba® Fitness for almost 5 years – taking for longer than that. And the entire time I was taking, and the entire time that I was training, I had a total fitness crush on my trainer/original teacher Koh Herlong, and then Tanya Beardsley, with whom I had the pleasure of taking a master class before she retired from the company to do her own thing. I loved the way they taught, I found myself tearing up when they made a connection to their classes, and I’ve always strove (striven?!) to bring the same to my classes. I love to teach, and I hope that comes through to my classes.
Yesterday, I was working in my office on the schedule when the kid from the fitness desk downstairs called.
“Yeah, there’s no one here to teach the 4:30 step class.”
By the grace of God, I’d already planned to take a cycle class, and was already in workout gear. I literally jogged downstairs, strapped the mic on, broke the news to the class that I would not be teaching Step, but a Cardio Dance class, and went for it.
“Whew, it’s over,” I thought 45 minutes later!
“The teacher that teacher this class always teaches the toning class after. You’re teaching toning, right?”
Of COURSE! I found a CD that was like 140 BPMs (a little fitness inside thing) with Miley Cyrus featured, and I WENT FOR IT. I stepped out of my little Zumba box, dusted off my AFAA certification, and played my role of Fitness Director perfectly. I had an awesome, awesome time, and after, a few of the chicks in class walked up after, and told me how awesome the toning class was, and how I’d kicked their butt! (Thank you Body Pump™ training!)
Which brings me to this.
I’m still working through some of my team teaching for Body Pump, and was super nervous to teach with this beautiful goddess, Monica, who introduced me to Body Pump. She’s a flawless instructor, and radiates a really unique sort of beauty and professionalism in her classes.
This morning, she allowed me to team teach with her, and following the class, she gave me a hug, complimented my connection with the students, and said that I was ready to teach.
I have died and gone to heaven!
Do you have any fitness crushes? Spill!