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Byebye 2012

30 Dec

Cannot believe 2012 is almost over! So many amazing things happened this year:

I know I left out lots of other experiences, but those are the ones that stand out the most. I’m so blessed to be where I am in my life right now! My family is the SO supportive of my decisions, my friends are always there to listen and talk to, my boyfriend is my rock, and I’m involving myself in so many different things-kind of crazy! I’m unsure of where I’m going, but I know that I’ll enjoy every.single.minute.of the journey to get to my happy place.

This next year has ample amounts of opportunity:

  • excelling in my GA position and incorporating programs into group fitness
  • building my blog with Oakland University
  • hosting an IFTA event
  • presenting at Student Lead-on in Chicago and TBHII2 in Las Vegas!
  • growing with lululemon into a social media/people potential/community/digital guru position
  • creating a blog for the Somerset store
  • sweating in the community and building relationships
  • traveling Michigan
  • spending time with family, friends, and owning MY life.

I cannot wait for 2013!

What are your goals for the New Year?

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Strength Circuits

7 Dec

A couple of Thursday’s ago, another instructor and I switched classes; I got to teach both her Core & More and Strength Circuits, while she taught my Abs, Glutes, and Thighs class later in the afternoon. That’s one of the perks about being able to teach it all; having the opportunity to teach another format to new participants! They say variety is the spice of life..no? 🙂

Because it’s a 40 minute class, I wanted to give them the biggest bang for their buck…SUPERSETS! The idea behind supersets is to move from exercise to exercise, with little to NO rest in between. It allows one muscle group to rest while another muscle group works, thus constantly working throughout the entire set.

PicMonkey CollageSupersets are a great way to push through a plateau; our bodies are smart machines, they recognize when we’re doing the same workout(s) over and over again. This not only stops producing results, but also takes a toll on our motivation.

This way of working out can work with cardio exercises too; performing back to back bursts of cardio exercises takes little to no room, equipment, and can be done in under 10-15-20 minutes; perfect for travelers!

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I got the BEST news today..

a4c7c4e4408e11e2900e22000a1f96c7_7Presenting at NIRSA Student Lead-on in Chicago in January!! Cannot wait!

MIRSA Conference at SVSU

25 Oct

What a weekend!

lots of coffee before the conference begins

Me, the rest of the GA’s, and most of the professional staff all loaded up the cars and drove to Saginaw Valley State University for the MIRSA conference! It started early Thursday morning and lasted through Friday afternoon; lots of educational sessions were available to attend as well as the social on Thursday night.

Sarah, Stephanie, and I pre-social!

I attended all of the fitness-related sessions. I love hearing what other universities are doing in their respective settings! I leave so motivated and have ideas flying around upstairs! One session that I really enjoyed was about including all types of participants in a group fitness class and how to properly teach to them. I’ve never been faced with a situation like that so learning how to instruct a certain way hit home.

There was an early morning boot camp workout that I really wanted to attend but decided to do my own circuit at the hotel gym.

I completed a 20-minute walking workout followed by a mini body weight circuit; it doesn’t compare to flipping tires like Laura did! It did feel good, though, to sweat the drinks out from the night beforebefore sitting through more sessions, a business meeting, and the ride home.

It was my first MIRSA conference and I’m super excited to see what student lead-on in Chicago next year has in store! There may be a presentation involved.. ;-).