This has been the week for very meaningful conversations. In addition to many messages, emails, and phone calls with friends and fellow instructors/trainers and aspiring instructors, I've conducted over 5 very intensive interviews this past week (and this week isn't nearly over yet). I can't wait for them to be ready to share. Some of the personal stories are inspiring to say the least. But I don't want to give anything away just yet. Many of the non-interview conversations brought up a number of questions that more people may want to hear answered, so I'll address them here too!
Really interesting day - mostly fun even - one of the highlights before class was visiting the really cool no-nonesense studio Leanne Ellington has in Maitland - I may have gotten her hooked on the / style swing - we had a blast discussing Primal Move, , and quite honestly geeked out just a heck of a whole lot.
I felt like having a simple class (even though T/Th is usually "advanced") after all the talk of the power of just good old fashionedswings and get ups.
It's been a great week, but as you can see from my personal lack of article posting here, a BUSY ONE too! The good news is there's tons of new content on the way for you very soon. In the mean time, here's what's been going on: I switched up the schedule for PrimalBurgher.com and soon-to-be- -candidate, Janelle was visiting Florida this week too. She's been able to join us for a couple of classes, and also a fun impromptu session at my favorite park last weekend. Read MORE!Small Group - the now very exclusive class I teach - and this was a great thing to do because we had a much better attendence AND since no one had to really crush their schedule or commute to get here, the energy and enthusiasm was even HIGHER. Of course, it also helped that the brains behind
Finally back to the last installment of the Orlando Recap! We further worked on the , with a troubleshooting section. People who felt like they had a problem somewhere with their volunteered to demo and have the participants and instructors help them improve their form. It's fun to watch this learning process even as a helper AND it's a great time to pick up or refine coaching cues and tools. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure that everyone stays safe. If someone is going heavier than normal, or isn't feeling quite confident with a new , it's important to learn how to spot someone in the .
We came back from lunch and promptly started back in on the. I really love the - at first, waaaay back when (a couple years ago or more) I was first learning it, I thought it was actually very overwhelming. It seemed awkward and unnecessarily confusing, and somehow (now I have no idea how I was doing this) I'd always end up facing the opposite direction. Fortunately, with the coaching skills of Tim Shuman, I was able to quickly get a clue in the department. It's really not something you can teach yourself from videos - videos and DVDs are great when you're just using them to reinforce live coaching, or to build on your skills etc.