Today marks 7 years of teaching group fitness classes. SEVEN YEARS!
I can’t believe I’ve been leading fitness classes for that long. It seems like just yesterday that I registered for my Zumba Fitness training.
On May 2, 2009, I received my first group fitness license, to teach Zumba Fitness, and I’ve been adding ever since!
Here’s a line-up of my group fitness licenses and certifications:
2009 – Zumba Basics I license
2010 – Zumba Toning
2011 – Zumba Basics II license
2012 – PiYo (Strength) Live certification
2012 – TurboKick certification
2013 – Insanity certification
2016 – NASM Group Fitness Primary certification (in the works)
Leading group fitness classes is a HUGE part of my life and I don’t know what I’d do without it!
I estimate that I’ve taught nearly 2,200 live classes and special sessions. That’s insane!
I teach 9-10 classes each week currently, and look forward to stepping into the studio, seeing bright, eager faces with huge smiles, and challenging people to perform their best.
I love continuing to challenge myself as an instructor. In addition to live classes in the studio, I introduced the idea of an online challenge group last fall, shorter monthly fitness challenges, special events like Zumba in the Park, fundraiser events like Zumba for the Butterfly Nest, and more.
What’s next? I’m working on my Primary Group Fitness certification through NASM, which will open doors to more training possibilities. I’ve also started a Yoga Basics online seminar, which I hope will eventually lead to full-blown yoga teacher training.
Maybe even personal training will be added at some point? I love the dynamic of group training, but also see the value in working with an individual on his or her fitness story.
I adore boot camp and lifting exercises personally, so maybe something along those lines will make it into my teaching repertoire.
I’m constantly on the lookout for better music, better moves, better techniques, better tips, and better opportunities for my clients. The best instructors are students, too, always ready to learn and share and grow.
I can’t wait for the next fit chapter to evolve, and I hope you will join me for the ride.