Well, as you may or may not have gathered from my previous blog entries, I did my attack training on the weekend. I haven’t really said anything about it, cuz well………that’s just me.
Since the weekend, I’ve had this horrible fear that cuz I’m an experienced instructor, I’m going to get thrown in the deep end and get called for a fillin. Was setting up plans asap to shadow classes and try and get a few tracks to teach. That fear came true tonight.
With 1 hrs notice I got a call asking if I could help out
What happened, is 2 girls I did my training with were going to team teach. One had passed to teach, the other passed to shadow. Cuz they’re both new to attack they were helping each other out. The girl that passed to teach though got a migrane and couldn’t do it.
I have to say, I didn’t really know the chorrey THAT well, although I kinda had a feel for it. However the girl that passed to shadow was helping me out, so reluctantly I agreed to do the class.
During training my track was track 3, and I was pretty sure I knew 1, 4 and 6……listened to track 2 on my way in the car. My partner in crime did tracks 7, 8, 9. Basically I used my BODYPUMP skills to get me through 5, 10 and 11.
While I don’t think this will be the most impressive class I’ll ever teach, I’m surprised at how damn well I did. Of course I screwed up the chorrey in spots……..but I didn’t let them see it. Actually, I’ve discovered that attack seems to be easier to recover from than pump (can be so easy to get lost in pump if you lose it, whereas attack seems easy to get back on track? dunno, time will tell).
Anyway, I guess I knew it was gonna happen……..got thrown in the deep end and I swam. Still can’t quite get my head around the fact that I’m apparently an attack instructor, but after tonight it’s starting to sink in?
By the way, while I’m at it, Vanessa was an awesome trainer, and I hope she comes back to Adelaide soon because she was so inspirational. She’s also to the point when necessary, which really suits my style. I love it! Tim joined us as a trainee trainer and we had a lot of fun! And I can now also confirm that the attack challenge (and entire training weekend) is nowhere near as hard as pump.