I stepped outside my comfort area and did something for the first time yesterday.
I taught ADVANCED Step Aerobics!
Me. The girl who trips over cracks in the pavement (real and imaginary).
The girl who still thinks the Macarena is cool.
Because she can’t dance.
I won’t lie. My anxiety level was through the roof yesterday.
You see, teaching step is COMPLETELY different than teaching any other class. It’s choreographed from start to finish, you must stay on beat (a very fast beat, I might add), and you’ve got to keep moving once you start. Calling steps, listening for the 8 counts, moving your heavy legs up and down….it’s quite similar to the, “Now rub your belly and pat your head at the same time,” bit.
And well, I CAN’T rub my belly and pat my head at the same time. I fall over.
I overcame my fear (because I had to) and I made it through the 60 minute class.
Only to do it again next Monday.
At least I’m challenging myself. Feels good to be challenged. That’s where true growth lies.
The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is VANITY MOVES!
Vanity moves don’t specifically get your heart rate up or burn a lot of calories, but are the exercises that you might do as active rest or added on to the end of a workout. If I’m teaching Core Conditioning, I’ll often incorporate “vanity” exercises into the routine – women tend to LOVE these moves because they think they’re spot reducing. Aren’t we all so vain?
The workout below can be added on to your traditional strength training routine – or if you’re a beginner, repeat twice through for your entire workout!
Plié Calf Raise – ME
Wide Arm Pushups – Jill, jillhanner
Drop and Catch – Andrea, andiandhercandy
Leg Raise Transfers – Michael, frugalfitness
SB Hamstring Curls – Tamara, fitknitchick
Scorpion – Bonnie, lifetothefull
Backstroke Kick – Rhonda, kidsrunningwild
As always, thanks ladies (and gent!) for the submissions!! Come back this Thursday to find out what the theme for next week will be! We love having new people!
QUESTION: What body part are you most vain about? What are you most proud of? <-ME? My traps always develop easier than any other muscle – pretty proud of them!
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