I never teach anything in a class that I haven’t done myself recently.
I review the last few classes and my notes about things that came up or things I noticed happening that I want to change or focus on.
I review any changes that I decided to make in the class.
I make sure I have all the equipment I need and that it is in good condition.
I take a moment before I enter the class area to remind myself that it is up to me to make the class a positive experience.
I am sure I do a few things differently from week to week and class to class, but these things are fairly constant in my prep.
I usually plan my classes a day before.
I have folders separated by types of classes I teach and I either clip magazines, print outs from web sites and choreography that I design and file.
1. Depending on the class I look through my folders and write down an outline for the specific class including modifications, reps/sets, time, etc. (I usually use a clipboard) If its a kickboxing class there is no need … I don’t choregraph we just do drillwork on the bags and I teach off the top of my head.
2. I pick out the music from my workout playlist
3. I eat about an hour prior and drink 16 ounces of water (especially if it is cardio which I mostly teach)
4. If using my Gymboss or WorkoutMuse program , I set that up.
5. Not much goes through my mind, I am so used to teaching group exercise, I’m just myself and tell everyone to have fun
1. Panic (I’m actually a bit shy)
2. Research (May have new information out ther since I last checked)
3. Construct (If they are going to do it, I’ve already donne it… twice)
4. Adapt (Always looking for modifications that allow everyone to work effectively)
5. Hydrate (I’m very spirited when teaching)