Ladies and Gentleman, Fitness Enthusiasts alike,
Drum roll please …..
I have successfully completed my Group Fitness Instructor Certification process! That’s right, I am now a fitness professional and ready to take on the fitness world. My mind is spinning with all sorts of ideas and plans.
I received my certification through our local YMCA and must say that their program is outstanding! The mentorship that I was provided over the last 6 months was truly exceptional, professional and supportive. The studying and preparation for becoming an instructor is so different from my day-to-day job, and despite how anxious or frustrated I became I was always encouraged by fellow Fit Professionals.
My experience included several weekends of in class courses, a take home exam, apprenticeship program, many hours practicing in the gym and teaching solo before I was ready to be certified. While my evaluation was a success, the process itself really highlights your strengths and weaknesses, and what it is you must and should work on to become a stronger professional. I have a lot to work on and learn, so much experience to be gained — it’s going to be a fun process.
I will be volunteering this fall at the YMCA one hour a week, and hope to be able to use my certification to help friends and family in their health and fitness journey and feel the best that they can. I have always said that it is important to take care of YOU, your body and your mind.
For now I will take everything in strides, but I have a passion for healthy living and sharing my energy with others.
But stay tuned for great things to come, and watch my own fitness journey unfold.