Ok, so I can check off complete an Olympic triathlon from my fitness bucket list. So far, it was the hardest training for me to complete but definitely rewarding to cross the finish line. But it also made me feel like I was missing out on my other hobbies and priorities.
I contemplated signing up for a sprint triathlon in October, but decided against it. I want a rest from swimming and biking. I'll still ride on the weekends with my cycling club, but I want it to be more for recreation than training. Instead, I plan to attack a few more things on my bucket list before the new year.
First up was to get certified to teach fitness classes. I had expressed interest with the gym at the university where I work and found out that they needed a kickboxing instructor. As luck would have it, AFAA was offering a certification class, so I signed up for it and went to the training.
The certification can run anywhere from $100-150 for kickboxing, and does not include the training manual, which was another $40. So it's definitely an investment, but if you keep up with the certification requirements (called CEUs) that recycle yearly, then the certification lasts forever.
I start teaching on Monday, and I'm pretty nervous. I need music and to create a routine. But I've taken a ridiculous amount of kickboxing classes at various gyms and worked out to Tae Bo with Billy Blanks in the 1990s. So while it might start out a little shaky, hopefully things will fall into place and I'll get the hang of it.
I'm going to channel a little Billy Blanks tonight to get me prepared...