Dave and I will not be exploring the City on foot together today, as we have on most Saturdays since we’ve been here.
No, we didn’t get in a fight.
However, I am spending my entire weekend in the gym!
It’s been a long time coming, but this weekend I am attending my second Les Mills initial-training program to begin the process of certification for CXWORX, an intense 30-minute group fitness program focused on core conditioning. I’ve been preparing all week, and my bag of extra clothes, food and equipment is packed by the door. I’m soon to embark on two, nine-and-a-half-hour days of physical and mental challenges, and I can’t wait.
The great thing about living in San Francisco, the home of Les Mills West Coast, is that this training is just moments away at a 24 Hour Fitness in the Financial District, (the same one where I auditioned weeks ago) so I don’t have to commute or travel far – I just have to walk ten minutes. That might not be the case for my fellow participants, who could have traveled far and wide to make it here today.
This initial training is just the beginning. If I receive a passing score for my performance over the weekend during presentations and tests, then I can work toward shooting my official assessment video, filmed of me teaching a full class.
It was more than three-and-a-half years ago that I went through this process to become certified to teach BODYPUMP, and I recall that shooting my video and those first few times teaching on my own in front of a class was the hardest part of becoming certified. But, I’m taking it one day at a time, and all I am worried about right now is peak performance today and tomorrow!
While I’m immersed in all things Les Mills core training over the next two days, Dave will be painting our City-apartment walls.
There won’t be any surprise run-ins at sketchy bars or park parties today. This weekend is ALL WORK and NO PLAY!