As you all know, I used to teach GGX classes. GGX = Gold’s Group Exercise, Fitness Classes, Aerobics classes or what ever you like to call them.
I taught for 7++ years, several times a week and made the most amazing friends! Friends for life who I miss dearly. Prior to teaching, I was a groupie, following my favorite instructors around from gym to gym…
Clearly, teaching that very last class, BodyStep on Jan 4th, was very emotional! I think I was more nervous than for the three tapings, teaching with a GFM (aka one of my bosses) in the room. I wanted to nail it, wanted to deliver the magic one more time — and I think I did! 60 or so of “my” members and friends came out and we got to celebrate for an hour, the best GGX hour of my life!! I still remember the chorey, I still remember the playlist, I still remember what I said, I still remember the emotions I felt running across the floor into Anthony’s arms, but above it all, I remember all of you! I can hear you, see you, feel your energy — over a month later, on a different continent — and I think I’ll carry those memories with me for a long, long time!
I didn’t cry during that class, I cried for all my other “last” classes, not this one. I felt too complete, too accomplished, it was too special for tears…but: confession #1: I’ve cried several times over the past month. Just because I love and miss you all, because it was so amazing to see you all step with me (and maybe a little bit for me?!). And yes, I got emotional writing this bit as well….(see below — what’s not to love?!)
I have had a gym membership for a bit over a month now, I’ve been taking BodyPump a few times a week, enjoyed Tae-Box once or twice a week and attended mat Pilates as well as circuito (think CXWorx gone 80ies aerobics sculpt class)! All classes are fun, very different, much smaller classes and for starters, the classes are 45′ and of course, en español! Confession #2: I don’t miss teaching — here I said and wrote it! I enjoy (for now!) the flexibility of being a member and being able to come and go as I please! And, confession #3: I have rediscovered my love for lifting weights, muscle group by muscle group as well as working out outside!
So maybe, maybe this move came at the right time, maybe it was time to stop teaching to rediscover old loves but also, truly appreciate what I’ve been able to do, what all of you, my friends and most loyal members, EVER (!!!!!), allowed me to do!
Words cannot describe the love I have for group fitness, I’m sure it will resurface! But for now, I love being on the other side of the GGX room but also, walking 3-4 miles in the bay and lifting weights!!