“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost
I got really comfortable teaching fitness in person. I had my regulars, my room setups, my volume levels perfected for ultimate “dance on the mat” vibes, and I had confidence. This is why when the world shut down last year, I was NOT ready for it.
As fitness instructors, we have a special kind of passion for creating an environment for our students. We want them to love our workouts as much as we do. We want them to feel confident and powerful. We want them to come back! When you take away control of that physical environment, sometimes we are left with uncertainty, anxiety, self criticism, and self-doubt. When the world told me I had to go virtual or go home... I was not ready. But don't worry - YOU will be.
Let me tell you about my very first “virtual” class. I created a Facebook group and invited EVERYONE...
Congrats! It's an exciting time! As you start to practice your routine and prep your notes, I want to make sure you are as prepared as possible. Why? Well, anything can happen at an audition... and it sure did for me.
I was working at a print shop in Orange County and told my boss that I was going to audition at 24 Hour Fitness during my lunch break. I told her that it shouldn’t take more than an hour for me to change, drive to the gym, do my audition, change back, and get back to the office - after all, I had been to dozens of auditions and had even held many group fitness auditions during my time as a regional manager for LA Fitness.
When I got to the gym, I made sure that I had my music ready, my hair looked good, my outfit was on point, and then stepped out into the parking lot. Knowing that anyone could be watching me from that point on, I smiled as I walked into the gym, checked in with the front desk, and...
Interviews and auditions look nothing like they used to pre-COVID, but they are still happening. Being prepared and knowing what your fitness manager or studio owner is looking for, is the key to getting hired.
I'm so excited to be where I am now, but none of this happened overnight. POP Pilates was the first fitness certification that I ever received. I had done POP with Cassey since 2009 and loved every single aspect of it. I knew I had to share this love with others, but rest assured, I was nervous to dive into it.
I didn’t have any ties to anyone in the fitness industry in my town so I took a receptionist job at a local cheerleading gymnasium that also held group fitness classes. The owner was so excited that I was studying for my POP Pilates Instructor Training and she promised to put POP Pilates on the...