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!!!!!!!
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.
Squats: Large+Medium+Small … but I think I’m ready to move up
BodyPump instructors, any weight suggestions? I’m scared I’ll be on the smallest weights that weekend but I’m trying not to stress!
Oh yeah, the training is 9 1/2 hours both Saturday and Sunday :) I’m so excited!!!!