Yay! I passed my BodyPump certification training! This training was no joke – 2 ten hour days of intense training, seminars, and presentations. When I came home after day 2 I slept for 12 hours. 12 HOURS! That should tell you how crazy this past weekend was. So let me break it down for you:
Day 1: Glassboro, New Jersey
Our training was held at the Four Seasons Health Club in Glassboro. Wow. Four Seasons Health Club is awesome. I had gym envy right away. I am thinking of planning a road trip to Glassboro just to work out there again. After our initial greeting/intos – we moved right into the BodyPump Master Class. This is a BodyPump class taught by a Master Instructor. Our instructor, Jacqueline, looked like an athletic Barbie: Beautiful, tall (5’10” I think), and in such amazing shape. Her class was amazing – she definitely had some fitness magic.
After the Master Class I got to know some of the other trainees a little bit better. The vast majority of my fellow trainees were instructors from Four Seasons. Another reason to go back to Four Seasons – all of their instructors are super fit. Not only am I hanging out with athletic Barbie, but all Barbie’s sorority sisters who are equally as hot. (Enter super self-conscious Courtney). Four Seasons currently does not offer BodyPump – so this style of workout was new to them. It did not take them long to quickly pick it up and master their tracks.
When I walked out to my car during one of our breaks, I noticed a huge picture of one of the women taking the training on the wall. In the picture she is posing with Arnold Schwartzennager and it says, “Fitness Hall of Fame”. I am intrigued by this. A quick google search reveals she is Cathe Friedrich – one of the pioneers of fitness/workout videos and has made over 190 DVDs. Besides being in amazing shape, beautiful, and so nice – she also has awesome T-shirts that say “Cathlete”. http://shop.cathe.com/Cathlete_100_Cotton_Tea_p/71382.htm Did I say she was in amazing shape? Well if I didn’t, let me say it again – Cathe’s in amazing shape. AND I got to take a BP class right next to her! AND, when I presented my track she said I did a great job!
I was very sore from Day 1, but that doesn’t stop our trainer from pushing us all to the next level with BodyPump 2 times AND the BodyPump Challenge. I learned so much at BP training – form, technique, and how to coach. I made some great friends. I met a fitness legend. But most importantly, I PASSED!
Now I get to be the fitness video star! In order to complete the final step of BP certification I need to film myself teaching an entire BP release in front of class. I will be holding an open casting call….ok, just kidding. But I will be doing a video – and I could use some friendly, smiling faces in my class. So if you ever thought about a career in Hollywood – give me call.
Have you ever taken a Body Pump Class? If so what do you think of it?
Questions about my certification training? Ask away!!!!