I have been approached to teach 2 classes each week as a result of an instructor leaving the facility and I’ve accepted and will be teaching starting next week. This instructor who left was with the facility for many years and is well-liked by the members who attend these classes. I anticipate some disappointed faces and – possibly – some lower attendance. None of them know the instructor has left and they will be finding out from me. Any advice on how to handle this in general / how to introduce myself proactively at the start of the first few classes?
Hello Cristin Sturchio,
I would approach this with joyful excitement.
In case if jitters, I use a wrist coach so I do not forget the program I planned. Of course, that is only a guide since we have to go with the flow of the class participants. That is what makes it so much better.
Be yourself and have fun. Throw yourself completely into the workout and care of the classmates. You will not have room in your head for any negative thoughts, then.
Take the downs with a grain of salt to learn from.
Emphasize and be grateful for the ups to keep you going.
Go get ’em!