Should I stay or should I go?This morning I woke up with a terrible headache probably due to the weather and a muscle spasm that flares up every so often in an attempt to keep me from doing what I want.  Or what I need to do.  In this case it was teaching a Zumba Toning class.  This is something that probably doesn’t cross the participants’ minds.  They get in their car and drive to the gym to workout with me.  Probably dealing with their own issues.  So, I get there knowing that I have to give a great class, engage participants, motivate and inspire because that’s the type of instructor I am and that is what they have grown to expect.  But honestly I was dragging my feet, my head was pounding and I was there because I had to be there.

I’m writing this post because I want you to know that we, fitness instructors also have issues.  And although often times we are the ones who motivate and inspire you to the point that you will rearrange your work schedule and set up doctor appointments around your favorite class please know that we draw our inspiration from YOU.

Yes, I was dragging, it was raining, it was cold.  But once I stepped on the platform and turned on the music I was in a much better place.  I shared this with the class because it’s important to know that we are all on the same page.  We are not special just because we lead the class.  We are just like you, sometimes with more issues!

My point:  Just do it!  Get in the car, drive and get over the yucky feeling you may have woken up with.  Fitting in that workout will boost your confidence and make you feel better.  No more grumpiness!

After class everyone agreed that even though it was a dreary day and a bit of a hassle to get there we all left feeling much, much better.