So instead of getting up in front of the class and trying to guide them through a dance-y step aerobics combo that I had prepared, I got to do something I’m much better at—weights and stretching, even though I wasn’t fully prepared. And it went great! I lead the class through bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, shoulder presses, and then pushups and some core work using plank position. We never got our mats out, so because I have so much sport experience (basketball, track, softball, volleyball, and gymnastics) I was able to draw from my repertoire of stretches without equipment.
It reminds me of my favorite basketball player, Reggie Miller. He got his moment to shine on the court in high school when the starting player brought the wrong uniform to a road game. He took his moment and shot the lights out that night, earning his position as a starter and then eventually going on to a prolific basketball career at UCLA and in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers.
The moral of this blog is: “always be prepared.” You never know what opportunity life will throw at you, so seize your moment. Seize the day. It could lead you into a whole new realm of being.
As a side, I am absolutely thrilled because I found someone who is going to let me borrow the $400.00 package worth of ACE study materials, so that I can prepare to take the “Group Fitness Instructor” test. Gosh, it sure never hurts to ask!