Hi! I instruct a group exercise leadership course at a technical college. The course curriculum does include book/lecture components but I am looking to amp up the class this semester and incorporate more practical hands on assignments/activities. Thinking back to when you first started teaching, what do you feel would be a helpful activity to help better prepare you to instruct a class? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Hello Becky Ingebrigtsen,
What best helps me prepare to teach group sessions is my training to be prepared with the knowledge and confidence to work with people of all ages and fitness levels. ACE personal trainer, health coach and group fitness courses all go hand in hand to keep me on my toes and able to think quickly while demonstrating moves. Learning how to speak properly, so as not to offend anyone, is huge.
I go in with a class in mind, notes on my wrist; but, I am floating on cloud nine when the participants take me off the designed scheduled course and are fully engaged with questions for the complete experience of large group personal training. I attend to each and every one.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.