I’m a group fitness instructor that teaches Step/strength training two days a week and a Zumba class one day a week. I’m a bit on the cubby side and I really want to get in better shape. I really want to try the P90X and/or Insanity. I also want to be able to balance my own fitness routine while still teaching classes and not over due it or injure myself. Do you have any suggestions?
Yes I am very busy and I do admit I like to eat, so I’ve started tracking my meals using Weight Watchers. I have a hard time taking the time tracking my food, but I know it works if I work the program. I do realize I need to take a closer look at my nutrition. But I also want to explore other types of fitness I want to find some kind of balance between my own fitness and teaching classes.
I’d say trying to get into a routine is the best way to go about this. Plan out the next few weeks you have and have specific times you’ll be working out.
If you’re already working out in your classes, you’re working out 3 days a week. Might want to add two more days where you hit it harder than you would with the class, and keep two rest days in there.
Hello Melissa Ortega,
You are rather active, already; that’s great.
When I find myself in the same predicament, what seems to work is treating myself as I would treat a client.
That is good you want to balance your workouts. Exactly what kind of strength is being done during the step classes? It seems to me that you may benefit from adding a separate strength training session to your workout schedule.
Do you teach the classes at a facility? If so, is a personal trainer able to help you? The face to face contact would be very helpful.
I hope this helps, take care.
I am a huge proponent of High Intensity Interval Training. It’s fast, efficient and burns calories! Look into classes in your area. It’s good to be a student every once in a while.
I also suggest tracking your food intake with Myfitnesspal along with Wwatchers and speak with a Nutritionist that can assist you.