There was a lady in the class who was new to the gym, and it was a joy to help her get started on her fitness journey. Afterwards, she came up to me to say she had a great time and then left with a smile on her face. Another person who has been going to the class for a long time also came up to me and asked if I had taught before. She was surprised when I said no, and then she replied, "You should consider making it a career." That certainly boosted my confidence level, and I told her that I recently began studying to become ACE certified as an instructor. It is my hope to become a fitness instructor and a personal trainer. This has been a new development for me this summer, but it just seems to make sense. I graduated in biology, with an emphasis in physiology and biochemistry, and being healthy is a hobby of mine (much to the chagrin of my husband, sometimes!). It's interesting to see how the pieces of life fit together.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A Future Career
I taught an aerobics class today, which was only my second time teaching. I started substituting for a friend (who also happens to be my coach) a few weeks ago. I never imagined myself teaching aerobics--I prefer to do my workouts outdoors--but I've been enjoying it immensely. Plus, I get paid to do what I love, which certainly helps to support my triathlon "habit."
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