I know I laughed at people when they asked me if I was actually going to teach classes.... I really never thought I would. The girls said there was no reason why I couldn't teach a level 1 class, I mean, I've done level 1 more times than I can count.... I just couldn't see myself at the front of the room trying to call out moves, when I can hardly catch my breath and keep up most of the time!
But I got a phone call from a personal trainer on Thursday who had a client interested in trying out pole dance. They wanted to come to an intro class on Friday night. I didn't want to pull any of the instructors from their Friday plans, since this was the night before, so I said that I would do it.
I had previously looked around at some other dance and fitness studios, and realized that pretty much anyone who owns one, can, and does teach classes offered by their studio. I felt a little silly that I could not.
But there's that "I can't" attitude again.
An attitude I squashed with my surprising ability to perform under pressure!
It was totally fine. And they called me graceful!! ME! But the really strange part is, that I think I actually was graceful.....Like all the things that I normally struggle with, were not a struggle last night. And I know I am not a natural teacher, but somehow teaching pole dance didn't fluster or frustrate me.
Plus I really like it, and so I am excited when other people like it. :-)
I'm not saying I am going to teach aerobics tomorrow, but maybe I can someday. For now, I'm happy to say that I did it. I jumped another hurdle in my fitness career. That's right.....I said fitness career.
The fact is, I own a fitness studio.