I got my very first job when I was 19 years-old, I had worked before, but this was my first official pay check job.
This job has kept me employed throughout my spine injury, as well as periods of my life when my weigh has fluctuated by 27 lbs.
When I was a freshman in college, I saw a sign at my campus gym for a summer program that trains group fitness instructors through the AFAA program.
I immediately signed up!
Before my freshman year in college, I had been taking group fitness classes for 4 years and I was in amazing shape.
When I completed my training and started teaching my own group fitness classes, the role felt natural to me.
I am confident teaching 30+ students and faculty members and I am always excited about my routine.
(Did I mention, I love wearing cute workout clothes?)
I knew it worked, because when I workout I use my own routine to get in shape.
Since 2007 each, semester, summer and winter I have taught either ab crunch, boot camp or cardio box.
I now only teach ab crunch because of my current fitness level due to my spine injury.
Teaching has also come with it’s negatives. I am an overweight group fitness instructor.
I don’t have a sign on my forehead that says I have an injury, nor do I tell the people that come to my class.
I just give them a kick ass workout!
They can assume whatever they want.
Some days I am not in the mood to be a perky group fitness instructor. On those days I wish no one would show up. However, those are the days that end up being the days that the studio is jam packed!
I leave every class with a smile on my face, I love giving other people a good work out.
I have taken hundreds of people through medicine ball workouts, we have done side planks, jogged flights of stairs holding a medicine ball and we all have sweated.
Sure, some days the music does not work or the entire XC teams shows up and they talk throughout the entire workout.
Sometimes people even get up and leave in the middle.
But I have fun teaching.
I am kinda good at what I do!
What was your first job?