Body Pump Instructor Update

Back in January, I took the body pump initial certification and passed. Smile 

I then had 2 months to video tape myself teaching the class and submit it for review to get my “official” certification from Les Mills.

I did my video tape at the beginning of March and am not so patiently awaiting the results. I passed!!!

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I subbed a little bit here and there for a few weeks until the next session started and I had my own class.

I taught Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:45pm (at my local YMCA). I had a class of about 15 participants. A good group of regular body pumpers and brand new body pumpers. We started off doing the currently release 84 and then halfway thru the session, I was able to release 85!

It was much easier to learn the new release than my first time learning 84. I had heard this from other instructors that it gets easier with each new release, but I wasn’t so sure. Thankfully it was! It still took me about a week to get it down, I think learning 84 initially took about a month total from learning my 2 tracks for the class and then adding in a few more each class that I co-taught during my training. And I am already looking forward to learning 86!

Now, the bad news. I didn’t have enough people sign up for my evening class for the next session (The YMCA needs at least 10 people to sign up). . . so I am not currently teaching a class. I have a few classes that I am subbing over the next few weeks so that will help to keep me in body pump shape and to keep the teaching fresh in my mind. . but I am so bummed to not have a regular class. (And of course, I am still making Scott practice with me in the basement a few nights per week to make up for not having a regular class!) Cross your fingers for me that next session has better sign up!!

So, body pump is still as awesome as I thought it was going to be. I love teaching it, I love the music, and my muscles from doing it. Winking smile And now I am an “official” Les Mills Body Pump Instructor!! And I am looking forward to *hopefully* having my own class again next session.

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  1. Congratulations!! If I lived there, I would absolutely sign up for your class!!

  2. Congrats!! I’ve always wanted to try Body Pump but it’s never been at any gym I’ve belonged to. If only I lived in Mankato… 🙂
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  3. So awesome! I would love to take your class if I could! I haven’t been able to get to classes, but with my at-home kit I can do it at home 🙂
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    • KT

      Your at home kit looks pretty awesome. . . and once you get the hang of body pump you can do a pretty close version at home!

  4. Congrats! This would be so fun to do! Im glad you are still loving it. I would love to take a body pump class.
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  5. How exciting!! Congrats!!! If I was there, I would sign up for your class! I really enjoy body pump, but they are offered at times that just don’t work for me at my gym.
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    • KT

      Isn’t that a total bummer when the times don’t work with your schedule! That’s how I feel about the body pump at the YMCA, if there isn’t a night class then none of the others work for me.

  6. yay!
    i love body pump ; its really one of my favorite workouts.
    all of the twin cities ymca just started the new release on saturday ; so my first time with 85 was last night!
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  7. YAY!! Congrats 🙂 Maybe you can teach a class for one of our next meet-ups! And yes, a huge bummer that you don’t have your own class but it’ll give you some time to practice and get ready for the next session when you hopefully will.
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