Speaking of official, I just got word yesterday that I will be an Additional Qualification Instructor for OISE Phys-Ed this summer!!!!!! Basically, once teachers have their Bachelor of Education, they can upgrade their current Health & Phys Ed qualifications to a Specialist (what Carter and I have previously done), or they can get their basic Health & Phys Ed qualifications.
Christina is taking the course this summer, though I'm pretty sure The Athletarian should be the one running the program! Christina is a fellow teacher and blogger, and has the cutest and funniest blog ever. She really helped me start my own blog up, and I have her to thank for posting most of my comments! She is much more inspiring than I am (take for example, the fact that she doesn't drink alcohol... Girl has willpower), she runs a killer 1:44 half marathon (I'm not worthy!), she has amazing clothes (I stare... I'm not ashamed) and yeah... she is GORGE. So make sure to check out her latest blog update here.
|Christina and I at FRESH- an awesome vegetarian restaurant she introduced me to! And yes... we ate the whole thing. And then had dessert. Girl influences me.
Today I did a full day CPR/AED re-cert, which was great. It's surprising how much you forget in a short period of time. I had a student pass out on a run this year and the ambulance needed to be called. It was a great refresher course and definitely made me feel more confident in case of an accident.
After the course I went to teach my regular Pump and Bootcamp classes at System Fitness in the Beach. I've been busy with end of year functions (Athletic Banquet, Coaches AGM, NKOTBSB... yes, this is important) that I've had to find coverage for my classes a lot in the month of June. It was so great to be back and the feeling of people excited to see you really makes the job that much better.
Pump class was PACKED and we rocked out to some serious beats. When I say beats, I mean mainstream pop. I love you, Lady Gaga.
Bootcamp was packed too- System has a small studio space and we really take advantage of it. I generally bring some of my own equipment to this class- it is awesome to teach and the people who show up LOVE to get their butts kicked.
|Not bad for a home gym- I bring the Equalizers, Kettlebells, Agility Web, skipping ropes, pylons, and gatorade cups to the gym, and do a makeshift ladder using electrical tape. Works wonders!
Repeat: Interval training (100 jacks, 100 skips, 50 back lunges, 25 push ups, and 1 minute plank)
Repeat: Circuit (above)
Repeat: Interval training
Then we ended with 20 partner leg push downs (aaaaaaaabbbbbbbsssssss, baby!)
WOOOOO! I felt so jacked up that I rewarded myself with a People Style Watch magazine,
|Oh thank God! Strappy heels!
a new blush (I'm obsessed),
and a Vitamin Water 10 from my favourite store: Shopper's Drug Mart.
|Oh, right. I haven't showered yet. You're welcome.
What a great indulgence!
...Alright, fine. I also had a bowl of Chocolate Cheerios. Stop interrogating me!!!
1. What non-food related indulgence do you allow yourself?
I love magazines and I often try to reward myself with one instead of food like chocolate or candy. Problem is, I've started getting subscriptions to most of them... :) Oh... and I kinda have a thing for heels, in case you didn't notice.
2. What kinds of yoga poses do you think I should include in my teacher training?