Variety, challenge and play!
Happy Tuesday Rockstars! This week I’m giving you some insight into my philosophy and how I curate a weekly schedule so that you can enjoy complete, holistic health benefits. My combination of experience and education helps me to curate a schedule that is balanced and fun. I never teach the same class twice, always changing the exercises, the level of difficulty, the speed of exercises and the types of equipment. I also love to add an element of play into my classes whenever possible.
The love of dance sparks a career
What sparked my love of movement and my journey to becoming a fitness educator was dance, when I started at the age of 3. Later I received my BFA in Dance, and my Masters in Dance and Kinesiology. As arts budgets began to dissolve, I began a career in teaching and training and have done so ever since. I was approached by College of Marin after a connection I made at a committee meeting for introducing High School students to careers in Fitness and Health. I love the interaction with their diverse population, and have developed many lasting friendships. There are many students who take my classes every semester.
Keeping an open mind
However, having over 30 years of experience as well as 22 certifications to draw from doesn’t mean I’ve stopped learning. The field of exercise science is constantly changing and evolving. We have to always remain open and committed to learning and not just new things, but questioning and confirming what we already know. My exercise library is enormous, and I am constantly taking workshops, reading about new methods. Now that I am spending more time home with Covid-19 restrictions, I have added podcasts and online learning to my mix of inputs.
Combinations of modes and movements
Whether it’s simply to look and feel our best or to keep up with the demands of work and parenting, we all want to be strong for our daily activities as well as for sport or recreation. This means we need to work on coordination, compound movements, and include various ranges of motion. I teach this through progressive movement patterns that include balance, compound exercises, speed, agility, core endurance and strength. Moving from one exercise to the next with little or no rest is the most effective way to burn calories, build the heart and lungs and improve strength and endurance.
With this curriculum, my classes offer a balance of all the major factors of physical fitness:
- Cardiovascular Fitness
And finally I always look for a way to include perhaps the most important factor of all, FUN! Join me and the rest of my students up to 6 days a week wherever you are. Scheduling, payment and joining the class is a breeze with my Calendly, Stripe and Zoom integrations. Click the link below for the full array of fun, innovative, and diverse classes. See you there!