Teaching My First Boot Camp Class

Yep, that’s me!


Today was my first time ever teaching a group exercise class! I subbed for an instructor at one of the gyms in my area at a bright dark and early 5:45 a.m. I was a bit apprehensive about the turnout since the class time was so early, but luckily I had an enthusiastic class that was more than ready to sweat!

During training I received basic instruction about the format of the class and I worked with what I knew!Β I started by demonstrating each of the exercises at the stations, followed by a 5 minute warm up. We jogged around the room and then it was time to start.

We completed the circuit twice before meeting in the middle for all-together fun. We did two exercises back and forth across the room: shuffles and Frankenstein walks. Everyone grabbed a drink and headed back to their original stations to complete one more round. We ended up finishing in just under an hour!


I wanted to make the experience personal, so I hopped from station to station to complete exercises with the class. Everyone was SO awesome and I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience! To say I love this job is quite the understatement. I am so blessed!

Now it’s time to leave my baby Cocoa and head to school. I’m hoping to catch up on blog reading at some point today.. Life is nuts right now!

[Of Possible Interest:]

Boot Camp Workouts via Women’s Health
Boot Camp Workout: Is it right for you? via Mayo Clinic
Outdoor Boot Camp Workout via FITNESS


35 thoughts on “Teaching My First Boot Camp Class

    • Thank you!!! I hope so. I set up cones and you sprint to the first one and touch it then return. Then you sprint to the second cone & return. Then sprint past the third. So, yes, the name is quite fitting πŸ™‚

      • HAHAHA I love this so much. I may or may not have been on PetFinder looking at Yorkies that need adopting….

      • YESSSS!!! Do it. I’m not kidding. I thought I would be so overwhelmed with 4 jobs but she is so, so worth it. I just love coming home to her every day!

      • 4 jobs?! Holy guacamole lady. You are super woman! I want one so badly, but my roommates and I already have a cat so that will have to be enough for now I suppose πŸ™‚

  1. What on earth are suicides? They sound terrifying!! πŸ™‚

    Well done on teaching your first class, good to see your name on the schedule, sure we are going to see that a lot more times too! Sounds like the class went really well which is a great thing to hear.

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