BODYSHRED, MixxedFit, and BODYCOMBAT Trainings
The past few months have been busy with trainings for my “second job” as group fitness instructor.
In December, i completed a training for Jillian Michael’s BODYSHRED. This class is about H.I.I.T (High-intensity interval training) which is all the rage now. A 30 minute non-stop workout with a 3-min warm up, 4 circuits (each containing 3 min of resistance, 2 min of cardio, and 1 min of active recovery), and a 30-min cooldown. Doesn’t sound like much does it? Well, you should try it. Because its pretty darn effective! A great workout and makes you push yourself!
In January, Sandy and i wanted to try out a new dance fitness format we heard about called MixxedFit. It is a “people-inspired” dance class with explosive moves and boot camp toning. Basically, it reminded me more of Zumba because of its moves (a lot of booty shaking!), but they ONLY use english-worded music, instead of Latin music. I don’t think i will be teaching it, at least not anytime soon, because i have to audition in front of my boss and also get corporate appoval to add new format, and… i’m too busy doing,….
BODYCOMBAT! Which i just completed training for last weekend. This is LES MILLS mixed martial arts group fitness class. AND IT IS SO AWESOME. I’ve heard about it and been waiting for our gym to start offering it so i am so stoked to be able to have to opportunity to teach it. With LES MILLS you have to submit a video of you teaching an entire class to participants. Whew! I have to study, practice technique, coaching, choreo, etc! In-Shape plans to launch in this area in mid-April.
Meanwhile, i am still teaching U-JAM and R.I.P.P.E.D. — i still like these formats as well, and of course, BODYPUMP i love, but haven’t actually ever taught a class since i don’t have a class of my own in that format.
I’d love to teach MORE classes (currently i teach 4x a week – Mon, Wed, Thu, and Sat)… but with family life and full-time work i don’t know how its possible. I’d also love to just TAKE a person’s class, you know? Never really happens anymore. *sigh* Well, i do love all THREE of my jobs, — Mom, Designer, and Fitness Instructor. I lead a busy life but it’s my life and i’m happy!