I always feel inspired by my students. I appreciate that they rearrange their schedules to come to my class and many of them go out of their way to find me on the schedule. Their dedication over the years and their smiling faces always motivates me to give them the best experience.
One of my favorite moments came after class one day when a new student came with tears in her eyes and said that my class made her the happiest she’s felt in a long time. She is a Mom to two children and rarely gets time to herself. The wonderful places that I work at such as Lifetime Fitness and LA Fitness offer childcare with the membership, allowing myself to teach and have my kids close by as well as my students. As a mother myself, I know how hard it is to try and get in shape after so many years of raising our families. She was so happy to sweat and dance and have that one hour to herself and go back home to her family in a better mood!
I love the confidence that grows within my students, especially when they start losing weight and really letting their personalities come through when they dance.
I would say to take as many classes as possible. I have been in the industry since 2015 and I still go out of my way to attend other people’s classes and workshops as well as online courses. There is so much to be learned and it is ok and very necessary to ask for help in this industry.