I should have done this a decade ago. 🤦🏻♀️
I used to watch as my members (I worked the front desk) hurried through the gates, eager to snag a spot at the front of their fave HIIT class with their fave instructor. 💨
I couldn’t blame them. I loved her just as much. ❤️
I used to strategically take my breaks so that I could take her class. 🤸🏻♀️ I swear I had googly eyes looking at her, I admired her so much. 👀 In today’s AMQ lingo, I would refer to her as a weapon - strong, direct, and empowering AF. ✊🏽
What I loved about her class was that she truly connected with all of her students. ☺️ She cared. She knew our names, about our lives, our injuries, corrected our form (without totally calling us out), and made of us feel like we belonged there. 🥰
She doesn’t even know how much she impacted me. Why? Because I never told her. 🤷🏻♀️
I would watch her as she bounced around the class giving her cues, and thought to myself “I wanna do that.”
I would watch her as she got to class ALWAYS early, looking over notes, making sure everything was set up, and thought to myself “I wanna be like that.”
I would watch her members hug her and thank her, and thought to myself “I wanna feel that.”
But I let FEAR get in the way. 😳
I was scared because I’ve never been good at musicality and I knew if I wanted to teach high energy, high impact, high vibe classes (sounds v me, hey?!), this would challenging. So I avoided it. For years. Until today! 💁🏻♀️
Today, I got to start choreographing a warmup for a 45 minute HIIT workout that I will soon present to my @canfitpro trainer. 📝💪🏽
Was it challenging?! Oh yes.
Do I still feel lost? YUP.
Have I picked what song I’m gonna use? Nope.
But I’m smiling. I’m breathing through the anxiety. Because I’m proud of me. And instead of saying, “I should have done this a decade ago!” I’m flipping the script. 👌🏽
I looked in the mirror at that studio today after everyone left and said to myself, “AMQ, I am proud of you for stepping outside your comfort zone.” 🙌🏽
... And then I practiced a little more before getting kicked out. 🙊
Stop SHOULDING all over yourself. 🛑💩
You want it? Go get it! 💥