So, you guys know about my love for BODYPUMP, right?
And how I became an instructor about 1 1/2 years ago?
And, you may or may not know, BODYPUMP is a Les Mills class that has specific choreography and moves with it’s own music.
And they have new releases that come out every 3 months. So, every 3 months, I get an exciting package in the mail with a new BODYPUMP DVD + music.
And then, I have to learn everything on that DVD and get ready to teach my class. And so today, I wanted to share with you the steps that I do to learn new choreography every 3 months. . .
#1. Listen to the music. Like all the time. In the car, on my runs, hanging around the house.
#2. Do the DVD Master Class. ‘’
#3. Do it again.
#4. Listen to the music and review the choreography. x 10 (I love to run on the treadmill while reviewing choreography –> BP music is great to run to AND it is easy to look at the choreography while running.)
#5. Do the master class again.
#6. Prepare notes for class.
At the YMCA where I work, we are allowed to use sheets on the floor in front of us to help in case we have a mental break. I know not all clubs will allow you to do that. .. otherwise, I would keep the notes book by my music and take a quick glance at it before each track.
#7. Practice. I teach the class (by myself) using my notes and my music. Figure out which counts I am still having a problem with. . . sometimes watch/do the master class DVD again to help work through those trouble spots.
#8. Final class run through.
#10. Teach again. I usually teach the new release at least a few times in a row so I really get comfortable with the music, timing and teaching.
And then, start again when the new music comes again in 3 months!
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