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Under Construction
In case your wondering why we haven't posted in a while - we are at the tail end of a year long kitchen remodeling project! New counter tops are coming in 2 weeks and the cabinets need to be refinished before they install - floor needs to go down - painting, cabinet doors, etc! If anyone has ever remodeled their own kitchen you know what I'm talking about! Plus - Craig and I have signed up to do the 'Marine Corp Mud Run' (mudrun.com) in Salem, VA on Sept. 17. It's only a 5K but the best part is when you get to the end and you HAVE to crawl on hands and knees through mud! So - we have been trying to run in the evenings to get ready but it has been so hot we tend to find other things to do...like the kitchen!

Now - on to BP related issues. I need to find out if you guys regularly participate in the Instructor Challenge. I know at our club - we have only done so a few times but had a lot of fun doing it. I have been put in charge of pulling this thing together, which I had done a year ago. The first time was great. The second time, everyone managed to have other things to do. This is not only a time for us to challenge ourselves physically - but it gives us a great opportunity to get to know the instructors and even brainstorm ideas for launches, etc. Yes it's hard - and the first time I did it when training for BP I thought I was gonna die! But when I was done - I was proud of myself for getting through it. For pushing myself as hard as I could - I had never been through anything like that! Plus - the excitment from my classmates cheering me on was awesome. What made it great too was - and I hate to admit this - but I was the oldest one in class! Not to mention on that first day of training I had only gotten about 4 hours of sleep. Craig and I had been in New Jersey for a conference. We were supposed to catch a flight back to Backsburg but it was cancelled with no other flights leaving till Saturday. So - Craig rented a car and we drove all night making it to Blacksburg about 3am. But - I still did it. The point is - we NEED to challenge ourselves! Push ourselves to the limit sometimes. Do what you think you can't do!

That being said - does anyone have some ideas about getting instructors together? How to make it something no one wants to miss? Our club is making it mandatory - but, I still think we should WANT to come. After all it's for our own benefit that we do this. To remain in top physical condition so we can look good while teaching and not get winded while lifting our bars!

Keep pumping!
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On 25 August, 2005, Blogger Tami W. said...

Wow - None of the posts that I deleted had anything to do with BP - only advertising! PPPPlease!! Do not post your advertisments on this site! This is for Body pump /Body Flow / and fitness related info!

 
On 28 August, 2005, Blogger pipera said...

Where I am from Instructor Challenge is done by Instructors.Is it different in the uSA?

 
On 30 August, 2005, Blogger species_8472 said...

i once participated in an instructor's challenge. it happened by chance, actually. i auditioned for a bodypump instructor and i got in. i have yet to take the training (which has not been scheduled as of now). i was in the gym when suddenly i saw almost all my bodypump teachers arrive one at a time. they numbered around 20. then i knew that there was going to be a bodypump challenge for instructors. the challenge was about to begin when one of the participants declined since he was feeling under the weather. the facilitator saw me loitering around (he recognized me from the classes and the audition) and asked me to take the place of the sick instructor. i would have enjoyed it better had i not joined bodypump and bodybalance that afternoon. nevertheless, it was a good (yet sweet and painful) experience since i got some pointers to improve my form. we did bodyattack for 30 minutes, 1 hour bodypump challenge, and finished the remaining 30 minutes of the bodyattack session. i think i slept my sweetest sleep that night. imagine doing 3 les mills programs (pump, balance, and attack) and a bodypump challenge in one afternoon!

IMHO, quarterly releases and workshops are the best times for instructors to get together. other than that, well the internet will always be there...

the revolution magazine is also a good medium of communication for instructors.

by the way, i just got an e-mail from an old high school classmate that he personally works with gandalf archer! he gets to take over gandalf's classes when gandalf is not in town. my high school classmate migrated to new zealand a few years ago and good thing we still keep in touch. the bad thing is that i do not join bodyjam classes though...

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"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."

--Karl Marx

 
On 30 August, 2005, Blogger Tami W. said...

It is the same in the US. Instructors only may participate.

We usually try to pick a Sat afternoon or Sunday when the gym is less crowded.

 
On 31 August, 2005, Blogger pipera said...

I have not done a Instructor Challenge for awhile. Will try and do one soon :)

 

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