Tuesday Trainer is back again!
This week (actually, last week; Lindsay decided to take some well-deserved time off, so last week’s theme was postponed until today) the trainers are showing off their favourite Taebo and Kickboxing moves.
While I competently teach step aerobics, I’ve never managed to excel at kickboxing.
Maybe it has something to do with my tight hip flexors. Or my inability to follow the choreography of other instructors. Or my fear of being in a group fitness class without my step to hide behind (really!).
Regardless, this week’s assignment took me way out of my comfort zone! Rather than castigate myself for not being very good at something (heck, we can’t excel at everything!), I chose to have fun with it. Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. Fitness is supposed to be fun and laughing is a great abdominal exercise!
Next time you’re having difficulty following your group fitness instructor, remember my less-than-stellar kickboxing demonstration. Don’t get frustrated. Don’t get angry and blame the instructor for wasting your workout time.
Take a deep breath and remind yourself of the reason you came to class in the first place; movement, positive energy and the great feeling you have when you’re all finished! Leave your self-judgement and perfectionist tendencies at the door and allow yourself to have fun regardless of whether you’re keeping up with the rest of the class or not.
Want something else to laugh about? Check out the top search terms that led people to my blog this past week.
My favourites? ‘Senior woman in spandex jogging pants’ and ‘hot chicks that invigorate the mind’. I’m picturing a little old man sitting behind his computer ogling middle-aged fitness bloggers. Was it you?
And NO, pull ups will not make you short.
How serious are you when you’re working out?
What type of workout is completely out of your comfort zone?