Monday, October 26, 2009

Not the Expected Outcome..

I rang Les Mills this morning to enquire about the outcome of my application. Unfortunately, I am not going to get an audition spot but it seems they liked my DVD presentation and would I be interested in presenting another program (as well as RPM)? This would mean that I would have to submit a Bodystep DVD as well - either next week (I have to hear back from them on that first) or for the next round of auditions. I was told that they wanted presenters that could teach multiple programs.

So it seems that even though the outcome isn't what I wanted, I don't feel it's a negative thing - my assessment was very, very positive - maybe it's now a push to make my Step classes as banging as my RPMs! Obviously there is a new challenge to rise to! I am going to be having more coaching with Maka on the RPM and a formal assessment done in November and in the meantime, I'm going to start focusing on Step a bit more now. Never thought I'd "need" it, but maybe I just do!

I'm really proud that I put myself out there and went for it, had the initial assessment from Maka etc because I'm sure that it has helped me buckets - not to toot my horn too loudly but I've have spoken to a number of people lately who have told me that I've really taken my RPM coaching to the next level, something that I am really thrilled about. I think it's a long, long journey to become an exceptional group fitness instructor and when I hear these positive comments it really makes all the unpaid hours of choreo learning, DVD watching, practice and coaching etc worth it. I'm never going to make any real money out of teaching classes but what I have learned about myself, other people and relationships is priceless.

Had a great run this morning and am about to head off to work. Onwards and upwards!


ss2306 said...

You go right ahead and toot your horn as loud as you want babe!! You deserve to.

What about leg training this morning (LOL)

LizN said...

"Hmm" she says,scuttling away, hanging her head in shame. Got a text from the hubster - Miss G is sick so parents are watching her from 1.30pm until 6.30pm (so I can go to work) oh the joys!
I can see you've been practising on those pins, you'll need it for tomorrow he he

Magda said...

Hi Liz,

I agree that you're an exceptional RPM instructor. Loved the class I did with you at the start of the year. Good luck with your LM endeavours


Shar said...

Hey Liz
Glad they liked your presentation, although not the outcome you thought right now, if its meant to be it will be and if in the meantime you are motivated to make Bodystep as slammin then it all good!

Good luck

KatieP said...

I think you are a banging RPM mistress and congratulations for going for it. You never know what the future holds. ♥

Kathiej said...

Sorry it didn't turn out the way you wanted, but I think this is much better.

Keep your chin up I am proud of you for putting it out there when it may not have been the most comfortable thing for you to do

Take care

Kek said...

One of these days, I'm going to get myself to one of your totally awesome RPM classes. But only if you promise not to kill me....

Anonymous said...

What did I miss? Ahh who cares - I think you ROCK...let's chat about RPM!!! I NEED to get to your classes REGULARLY!!! xxoo