I feel like I should put my hands out and make one of those clay impressions that says, “Baby’s first Mother’s Day” or “Baby’s First Day of School”, except mine will say “Baby’s First PiYo Instructor Class”! Ha HA 😀
As most of you know, yesterday was my first time teaching PiYo to anyone other than my fiancé. Since so many people asked how it went, I thought I would chronicle my first experience here, on my blog!
I wasn’t nervous to teach my first class until I tried to find parking outside of the studio. Then I started to get nervous that I would be late!
I made my way up to the studio and spoke to a woman who looked like she was going to my class on the elevator. I asked her if she was, and she said, “oh yes! I’ve been going to gentle yoga now for a few weeks, and it’s been really helping…” Her voice trailed off in my head. “Did she just say ‘gentle yoga’? Is that a thing? That’s a class? I knew I was subbing for someone, but I didn’t know what….” I thought to myself.
I had to tell those waiting for me to arrive that they would be trying PiYo today, not gentle yoga. Some stayed, and some didn’t want to get sweaty before their next class.
And so I taught mostly gentle yoga students who had never tried PiYo! Overall they were quite receptive and seemed to enjoy the class.
Today marks day 2 of teaching PiYo, and I expect a much larger crowd for today’s class. Some of my coaches and friends are coming to cheer me on, which makes me even more excited for round 2. It also reminds me of how great this journey is. If you had told me, two years ago, that I would be doing everything I am today, I wouldn’t have believed you. But that’s the blessing of this business. I now have the opportunity to help women in group classes and in their homes, on their schedules.
I get to wake up every day and change someone’s belief in themselves. Give them more confidence. Give them the tools they need to feel great about themselves. Give them the opportunity to plug into a positive network of women who all want the same thing.
Teaching PiYo in a group fitness setting is only a small puzzle piece of the Fit Family’s impact, and that blows my mind every day.
Today’s lesson: go out there and do things that scare you like crazy! Because if you want to do them and you think about doing them all the time, you should go after them. I’ll be right there with you.
In peace and health- xo!
Amanda & the fit family