Best of...infomercials

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Best of...infomercials
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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 7:29am
I was talking to the director about new class ideas. She wants to do a P90X, Beach body insanity, BOSU Xplode type class for people who want that high level of workout. It sounds like a class I'd want to take. But, she was asking if I'd be interested in teaching something like that. I think my class is kind of like that and the new one will be harder. I think an instructor who wants to teach that even higher level needs to be in amazing shape, which I don't think would be me at this point, after shoulder injury, bad winter of working out, etc. What kind of instructor would you expect in this type of class? I hate being lame with "You do push ups, I'll just watch!"










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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 10:30am

Do a class with those machines that are the giant hip thrusting things and they look like they belong in porn. :D

I haven't done a class in ages but energy level and enthusiasm are far more important to me than how "in shape" the instructor is. Plus, I do prefer it when instructors are walking around (except when they can't, like in step) because that adds to the energy and enthusiasm. I've always had the impression that instructors who stay up in their little spot and do the class are more interested in their own workout. But that's just me.

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 12:03pm

I agree with Kel.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 3:33pm
I agree with the others. Especially in an advanced class, I don't think the teacher should even try to do what the class does. I feel like it limits the class to what you can do. But it's not your job to be more fit than the students, it's your job to get THEM fit. It should be assumed that if someone is a good teacher, at least some of the students should be more fit than her.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 5:17pm
Hmmm,food for thought. Maybe it's just the type A participants like me who want their instructors to be better than they are. My most motivating teachers are ones who totally kick butt and are in awesome shape.