BodyPump Instructor Training!

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Look what I got in the mail!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, I decided to just go for it and hopefully get certified to teach BODYPUMP :)

I haven’t blogged this week because I’ve been busy at school and practicing BodyPump as much as possible!

A few weeks ago, I started asking a co-worker that teaches BodyPump about the certification process.  I started googling and finding blogs that reviewed the grueling two day initial training weekend and instead of getting scared… I got excited.  I contacted a local gym and quickly met with their group fitness instructor.  Les Mills offers 2 day workshops to get certified in their classes in various locations.  There was one offered very close to me May 18th, but Colby has a sprint triathlon that weekend.  The next one within driving distance was 2 hours away and at the end of August after my next school year would already begin.  Colby told me to not worry about his race and to do the training May 18/19 at the location only 20 minutes from our house.  I know, he’s the best :)

So I signed up and I go to the training next weekend!!!!!!!

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I will be using the 85 release (thank goodness!) and was assigned to teach triceps and biceps at the training.  Triceps aren’t my strongest muscle group, but I’ve been working out non-stop and trying to get used to heavier weights.

My current weights (if anyone cares!) are below.  I use three weights and I keep track of them by saying small, medium and large.  Small is 1kg/2.2 lbs, medium is 2.5 kg/5.5lbs and large is 5kg/11 lbs.

Warm-Up: Medium+Small

Squats: Large+Medium+Small … but I think I’m ready to move up

Chest: Large

Back: Large+Medium

Triceps: Large

Biceps: Medium+Small

Lunges: Large

Shoulders: Medium

Core: Large

BodyPump instructors, any weight suggestions?  I’m scared I’ll be on the smallest weights that weekend but I’m trying not to stress!

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Oh yeah, the training is 9   1/2 hours both Saturday and Sunday :)  I’m so excited!!!!

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15 thoughts on “BodyPump Instructor Training!

  1. Don’t worry at all about your weight selection – there will be a wide variety of fitness levels at your training and your trainer won’t care what level you are at, just that you are looking to improve. Biceps and triceps are awesome from 85! You will rock it. . . And you only have to teach your 1st track – the second track you were assigned is for you to shadow for them to watch your timing and form so don’t stress about that one too much. And you will have lots of time to practice during the weekend too. Have fun!!!

  2. yay, yay, yay! so excited you are doing instructor training! bodypump training remains one of my all-time favorite certifications. i swear it’s where i REALLY learned how to teach. they do such a good job with making sure you can not only perform the movements correctly but also effectively lead a class.

    can’t wait to hear how the weekend goes for you. i was total body sore all over after mine! also, you’re so lucky you got your assigned tracks before. we got ours at cert so everyone was up all night on friday and saturday practicing (this was back when the certs were three days long).

    good luck!!!

    • Thank you!!! I’m a little scared of how sore I will be from the weekend, but I am lucky to know my tracks ahead of time. I do have all the tracks memorized, except for cool-down. I’ve been obsessing a bit and really want to be at my best this weekend!

  3. hi Pink, i am nervous about the weights too!!! i dont know if train more to charge big weights or go with this charge and see… i use the same as you in all tracks except for triceps i am using medium weight
    what do you recomend for me?
    thanks!!

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