I am asked this frequently; my answer is always the people around me! There is nothing like the rush of energy I get right before I go teach a class! I get the exact same exciting nervousness as I did when I first started nine years ago. I relate teaching group fitness as being an actor on Broadway! Our members come for a workout but more importantly an experience, so I want to deliver on that every time I teach.
I’d have to say the most inspirational thing I’ve done in my career is working with one of my youth clients with special needs. I worked with him for three consecutive years in the pool teaching him how to swim. The first year he was terrified to get into the water with a life vest on. By the end of the first summer together he was comfortable staying in the shallow end. By the end of the second summer he was swimming laps in his vest. But the best part was at the end of the third summer, he was swimming unassisted without his life vest! I often think back to his commitment and am humbled by what he was able to accomplish!
I love making others feel good and find joy in the hard-work we do together.
The most important thing is to believe in yourself! Know that each class will provide a learning opportunity and with the right confidence you can do anything.