RPM Training – step one complete
“A great reminder about setting goals, challenging yourself & keeping your chin up.”
I just completed the first step of the Les Mills RPM training program this past weekend and am here to tell you I learned a lot more than how to ride or how to teach others to ride a stationary bike. I learned how to create life-changing fitness experiences. I have been participating in RPM spin classes for a little over a year and a half and have really enjoyed the experience, but had no idea how much thought and preparation went into these workouts. When I heard there was local training I quickly jumped on the band wagon to get into this training. I had no idea what I was about to put myself through. I’ve been through a lot of training for many different things and this was definitely one of the most difficult and rewarding both mentally and physically.
So, I set a goal to take and pass this first level of the Les Mills training. It never even occurred to me that I had to learn the choreography, technical lingo, positions, pace, and coaching skills in a matter of a few days. It was intense. I enjoyed the challenge and had to keep my chin up (a positive attitude is critical). I have not been that physically and mentally challenged before and I loved it. It reminded me of just how important it is to step outside of your comfort zone on occasion and try new things. The skills I learned and practiced this past weekend are transferable to so many parts of my life. It is amazing how a little group fitness class can truly create such positive energy and motivation.
I am excited to be a part of the Les Mills team and truly believe they provide an experience that can influence and motivate people of all fitness levels. Now that I am through the first step I still have 60 days of self and GGX team training as well as my video submission to complete the program. So although I am excited I got through this past weekend, I now have to set new goals and focus on the complete package and deliver a great end result. The most exciting part is that their process works. I love a good process. (cheers Andy!)
I want to share the experience with everyone and although I know only a few will read this post I do hope to inspire many in my RPM classes once I am fully certified.
I will keep you posted on when and where I am teaching once I am given the green light.
Set a goal, challenge yourself, keep a positive attitude.