Monday, May 20, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Today I co taught my first Aqua aerobics class. Teaching group is so very different than personal training. I got so good at personal training that I could whip out a program and get a person going no problem. I know I still have a ton to learn in Personal Training, but I got to a point where I could hold my own. Today I really got to see how different teaching a group can be. I couldn't respond to just one person. I needed to work with the whole group. I had a whole hour routine to do and it was kind of hard to remember it. In fact most of that hour I felt like my mind was blank. Then there was the complication of being in the water. Being in the water made it hard for people to see what I was doing. Then with all the splashing, filters, a few people talking to each other and acoustics in the pool area... I felt as lost as some of those in the pool. It was hard. It was hard remembering everything. It was hard being heard and seen. And the hardest part was I felt like I had lost the class. They just drifted off in the pool and did their own thing. The good part is... I'm not alone. Talking to the others trainers, what I experienced was normal. As in everything we all do, I have so much to learn. It's going to take me a while before I'm as good as the woman I'm replacing. After all she has been doing this for 18 years. I had so many hopes of just stepping in and being great. Being great is still to come. For right now I just need to keep on swimming.