Last month I said I was going to be doing something surprising on the 21st of January. Then, a few days later, I said that the surprise sadly had to be postponed until February due to an ice/snow storm in Pittsburgh.
February is almost over and the surprise happened yesterday.
I’m a certified Spinning instructor!
A little background: I started regularly attending spinning classes with my mom and sister in the fall and my mom commented on how it didn’t seem too hard to teach a class. I agreed (to an extent.. lol) and thought nothing of it.
Fast forward to Christmas. My parents bought me the materials/orientation pass/exam to become a certified Spinning instructor through Maddogg Fitness.
I was really surprised and nervous.
I had to read the instructor manual before the spring semester for PSU began and my orientation (class day of learning) was scheduled for January. I couldn’t attend the January orientation because Pittsburgh got a mega snow storm so I rescheduled for February.
- I’ll never get hired, I’m too young
- I’m too shy to teach a Spinning class
- I don’t even know if I’ll like Spinning
- I haven’t done Spinning long enough
- I don’t have cycle shoes, biking gloves, etc.
Now that the orientation is over and I’m certified, I feel a lot more confident, but not 100% confident in my skills and abilities. I think part of this is my personality. I’m a perfectionist and I want to teach “the best class” and feel like a teacher. I know these feelings will come with experience.
So this post doesn’t become too long, my next post will discuss:
- What the orientation was like
- What the exam was like
- What I plan to do with my certification
Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂