My promised post about my body pump training. I planned to post a few days ago but got hit with a summer cold! Something about a cold in summer seems so much worse than a cold in the winter time!
For those who may not know what Body Pump is, it is a 55 min barbell workout that works all the main muscle groups from head to toe. Each class has a warm up, squats, chest, back, triceps, biceps, lunges, shoulders, abs, and a cool down.
I have been taking Body Pump classes for a little over 5 years. Since I got in the groove of the class I have been telling myself I should get certified. Several years, later I finally took the plunge.
In mid-April I was talking to one of my instructors of how I wanted to get certified but I was not up for driving several hours away for the training. It so happened a training had just opened up down the road from where I workout! So a few days later I officially signed up!
I am so fortunate to have amazing instructors who really encouraged me along the way and gave me helpful information to be the most prepared I could be for training!
2 weeks ago I showed up for training and I am SO glad I did!
It was a super busy 2 days filled with going through the release we were training on (the release a few set every quarter, so I was very familiar with this release!)
On Saturday we all did the workout together, did a technique workshop, taught our assigned track (I had biceps), learned about layering cues, worked on improving our teaching approach and we got out a little early!
Sunday we all came back ready to rock it. We taught our tracks again, did the Body Pump challenge, learned about the next steps we would as an instructor, practiced then did our final track teaching to see if we passed training!
I am happy to say I passed! I still have to film myself teaching and pass that and I will be certified to teach!
That is the most simple rundown…cause summer cold brain!
If you have any questions about body pump or getting certified, please let me know 🙂