TMI. On to better news!
So I forgot to talk about my workout session yesterday. In addition to me being a mock teacher, I was also the student. My partner led me through a series of Fartlek intervals. For anyone who is not familiar with Fartlek, here it is:
I found it slightly painful yet funny that even though I was sick, he still proceeded to lead me through a sweat inducing, high intensity CV workout. My average running speed is usually 10-11 km/h. He pushed me to 12.5 km/h for 2 minute intervals **with one minute fast walking/jogging in between** and then had me running at 13 km/h for a few minutes towards the end. He recommended incorporating Fartlek into my running routine at least three times a week in order to boost my PB (personal best) for my 5k run. We'll see if I actually take him up on this advice since I'm sort of a
For the teaching aspect of the morning, I was given some good advice.
Things I need to work on
- Being more confident in myself (the YMCA assessor assured me that I seemed to know my stuff so I must come across that way to my client)
- Memorizing the muscles/joints and knowing which machine/weight works what part of the body
- Observing the client from all different angles
- Explaining the exercise in a clear and efficient manner so you can minimize the time in between demonstrating and actually having the client perform the exercise himself.
and fingers crossed* hopefully going out for korean bbq and karaoke (pending sick status)