I was driving to our corporate client’s Fit Camp session last night when, out of the blue, it dawned on me that 16 years ago this week I stepped my frightened feet into the world of exercise to music.
I was recently qualified in BodyPump and had been teaching with another qualified instructor for a few weeks to get my choreography locked in. He was due to be teaching with me that evening and about 25 minutes before we were due to start he sent me a text to say he was stuck at work and I was on my own.
I was petrified. I knew the people in the class as I’d gone from member to instructor. I didn’t feel ready to stand, half naked in my short shorts and vest top and do it all on my own. So to calm my nerves, I set about fiddling studiously with the music system at St Crispins gym so as not to make eye contact with anyone.
About 7 minutes before the class was due to start, I decided to face front and stood up and turned around. The room was full. Like packed out with more people than I’ve ever seen before and I died inside. They were all looking at me, waiting for me to get them through the next hour.
There’s no dramatic punchline to this story. I did the class, I loved it and I loved it for 10 more years when, once again almost to the day I packed in my exercise to music and that same class so I could focus on FastTrack Fit Camp.
So why the story?
Firstly, sixteen years! I know I keep going on about it, but really. That’s a long time ago and yet that memory of that class and how I felt, feels like yesterday.
And secondly because we don’t know, what we don’t know.
I didn’t know then that I’d be in that same time slot on a Wednesday night at 18.15 at St Crispins for 10 years. I didn’t know that group health and fitness would become what has preoccupied my waking hours ever since and I certainly didn’t know that I’d run a business and what that entailed.
But you learn along the way.
You make mistakes, you learn and you become a bigger version of who you were to get the next phase of your life done.
As we move through life we must learn something new to take us to a new stage. We can’t keep doing the same things and expect constant improvements. We need to do something new.
It’s like starting an exercise routine with a daily walk and expecting that to take you to a body building competition. It doesn’t work. We must take on a new learning.
I am heading into that phase again.
I have two massively, humongous goals right now.
- I want to help 1000 women (men too if they wish) in EACH of the towns we run a Fit Camp to feel better with a service we offer. It might be weight loss, or fitness or health improvements. It doesn’t matter what it is, everyone’s reasons for changing are unique. But I am going to work on improving the health and well-being of those lives for the better.
I am starting with Wokingham and we will launch in September. I’ll be bringing the other camps in soon too. Yes, it’s HUGE! And I defiintely need to do something different to achieve it, but I am ready. Watch out for our #1000WokyWomen hashtag.
- The other goal is staying private for now, but I promise that I will share it when I get to the deadline whether I get there or not. It’s equally scary and there will be huge learning with this 🙂
- What do you need to do differently to get the results you’re after?
- Do you need to recognise that you don’t know what you don’t know and maybe someone else can help you?
- Would you like to arrange a chat to see if we can point you in the right direction?
I am asking for people who are interested to know more about the 1000 Challenge to complete this form and register their interest. There’s no obligation at all, just a chance to learn more.
Click here to register -> https://goo.gl/forms/0wEe5HCZ7UbvfnNm2
And before you go, what were you doing 16 years ago? How have you changed and what have you learned along the way?
I wish you a fabulous weekend.