That title doesn’t mean what you think.
I am still on a leave of absence from my job as a high school English teacher.
I am finally, however, get back to teaching in two ways next week:
1. I will be teaching a cardio circuit class at my gym on Saturday mornings.
Think lunges and bear crawls and farmer’s walks and push ups.
Lots of them.
2. I will be teaching a nutrition class at my gym on Wednesday nights.
This is the class I am thinking the most about. I feel like I could teach a cardio circuit class in my sleep. I won’t, because I think my clients would notice I was snoring while they were lunging, but I do circuits at least once a week myself, and I run similar workouts with some of my more advanced clients already.
This nutrition class, however, has me thinking.
I have six weeks, one class per week, to cover everything I think our gym members might need to assist them in weight loss and overall health.
Here’s my current plan of approach by week:
- Week 1: Overview — What NOT to Do
- Week 2: Proteins (metabolism, daily needs, healthy sources, poor sources)
- Week 3: Carbs (ditto protein topics)
- Week 4: Fats (ditto protein topics)
- Week 5: Putting it all together & Special considerations
- Week 6: Q&A Session
It also allows me time to cover personalizing a diet (week 5), and I think it will give me a chance to cover some of my clients’ special needs like autoimmune issues and blood sugar regulation (also week 5).
Oddly, I am super excited about running the nutrition series (versus the cardio circuit class). This is sort of my first large-scale foray into my field of study — I want it to go well so badly that I have been literally lesson planning these classes in my head. I genuinely want to give out good information in a smart way, a way other than a simple lecture/handout review.
Perhaps my class attendees will do a little pantomime to explain carb storage.
Or the Krebs cycle.
Or maybe — MAYBE — I’ll get really good at teaching both classes, and we can reenact the Krebs cycle via a series of frog jumps, plyolunges and squat thrusts.
Though I do think squat thrusts are a PERFECT way to represent ATP.