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Miranda2010-05-02 13:56:30 +0000 #1
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Whoa... this thread of mine above was still here on TE, but pretty old. Thus, I just decided I would start this one...

After a long time of "thinking", and then "waiting" for my gym to have a spot for me (with economy cut backs etc.) I recently started teaching Spinning .

Omg... I was (& still am to a lesser degree) SOOOO nervous my first class. I thought I might need someone to perform CPR on ME as the instructor lol. YIKES!

Actually, trying to figure out cool music and drills has been challenging... but really more fun than I would have thought.

Gheez, the hard part is really knowing what the people in class are thinking??? Is it good? Not? What???

The worst I think is figuring out if I am coming in clear on the mic. I ask, but not much feedback. Oh well... it will all come.

Frankly, I'm just glad I survived so far!

Just an update from the thread way back machine .
latelatebloomer2010-05-02 14:01:19 +0000 #2
Congrats, Miranda. I'm sure you did well and will only get better. Reading the "audience" is so hard (I do various author presentations and workshops.) I've discovered that the facial expressions for rapt attention and utter boredom are almost identical!

Best of luck to you!
papaver2010-05-02 14:01:54 +0000 #3
hey good for you!
OakLeaf2010-05-02 14:54:30 +0000 #4
Yay! It does get easier. And more fun!
Resi2010-05-02 14:45:09 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Miranda

forums.teamestrogen....owthread.php?t=19074

Whoa... this thread of mine above was still here on TE, but pretty old. Thus, I just decided I would start this one...

After a long time of "thinking", and then "waiting" for my gym to have a spot for me (with economy cut backs etc.) I recently started teaching Spinning .

Omg... I was (& still am to a lesser degree) SOOOO nervous my first class. I thought I might need someone to perform CPR on ME as the instructor lol. YIKES!

Actually, trying to figure out cool music and drills has been challenging... but really more fun than I would have thought.

Gheez, the hard part is really knowing what the people in class are thinking??? Is it good? Not? What???

The worst I think is figuring out if I am coming in clear on the mic. I ask, but not much feedback. Oh well... it will all come.

Frankly, I'm just glad I survived so far!

Just an update from the thread way back machine .

Miranda,

Good job, it will get easier. I know it is hard, when there is no feedback, and it feels like you talk to a wall... don't give up...also think of this "you are the motivator"! Go girl go

Resi
Miranda2010-05-02 15:19:27 +0000 #6
Thanks for those replies . Yea... many of our teachers at the gym have taught for many years (like 20-ish yrs). They can all *still* remember what it was like sarting out. I think that says a lot about the process. Appreciate the support!

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