On Monday 8th July 2013 I cried in a circuit training class because I felt out of place and like I was kidding myself that I would every be fit, or anything close!
OK…my memory is not so good that I know what date it was because it was Day 17 of my 365 project and I wrote this:
If you had told me then that I would be teaching my own circuits class and a qualified personal trainer I suspect I would have been somewhat skeptical!
However…that is exactly what has happened…
yes… you did read that right…fully qualified personal trainer…
I got my nutrition results back today and I passed so I now have a city and guilds qualification in advanced health and fitness training…
I made it! My slightly premature business card is valid 😀
Ok…firstly…why do I insist on doing new things that absolutely terrify me!
The class yesterday combined my fear of talking to people with my fear of new groups and my fear of getting stuff wrong!
Consequently I spent the day terrified and on the verge of hiding under my desk panicking!!
I didn’t though…I organised stuff and sorted things and prepared things to the n’th degree…
I made exercise instruction cards and loyalty cards and had a plan and layout for the circuit and everything! I had all my equipment sorted out and on a little trolley, I even had a t shirt printed with my name and company on!
See lots of preparation!
Despite this, when last night rolled around I was terrified!
I got to the site over an hour early, and was immediately faced with unexpected footballers which meant I had to alter where I thought I was going to set up….but that was fine as I was over an hour early…
I set up and totally forgot to photograph the set up…which is a shame as it was awesome!
then I waited for people…
and my friend Graham arrived…
and so we waited for more people…
and noone else turned up…
noone else at all!
I am choosing to view this as a positive for lots of reasons!
- I got to work out my area and set up and I now know the areas to avoid due to children playing football!
- I got to go through the whole class without the pressure of strangers.
- I have a much better idea of how much stuff to plan for one class.
- I have a much better idea of the difficulty of the exercises for a person who has not exercised a lot in the last 6 months.
- I am now much less scared about the whole thing than I was!
As well as all of those things, I am realistic…the advertising had only been up for a maximum of a week and some of it only for 3 days so I have to give things a chance to establish!
I am already planning exciting things for my next class, including a new game based on netball using a medicine ball and an obstacle course type circuit run 🙂
Bring on next week 😀
So this is happening!
If you had told me two years ago that I would be running (or attempting to start up at least) a fitness class of any description i’d have laughed at you!
I have always enjoyed going to them…but never seriously thought I would run one…until now!!
But here we are and tonight I will be running my first ever outdoor fitness class!
I have advertised it all over the place locally but had no definite yeses fro anyone other than one friend of mine…
It could go either way and I am terrified!
I will keep you posted!!