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?
I try to teach a suite of classes that is well-rounded, so that if a client were to only come to me for their fitness needs, they’d get the cardio, strength, HIIT, and flexibility training that they need to be healthy. By teaching all of these types of classes, my body gets a variety of movements. I don’t go full-out in every class that I teach, but because I get good variety and less wear during my teaching time, I have energy to do my own heavier weight workout at least once during the week.
It’s not a perfect balance, and I have to adjust now and then, but by switching out 2 HIIT classes for yoga, I’m feeling healthier and in less pain than I have in several years.