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Masterclass

Monday, August 20, 2012

Whew! I did it! Gave a water aerobics instructor masterclass for my fellow teachers at the health club to share some of the ideas and techniques I got from the conference I attended in May. (blogged at http://subptropical.blogspot.c
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Most people's big fear is speaking in public. Now add to that being in a bathing suit. And not young and definitely not cute! The antidote for that supposedly is to imagine your audience naked or in their underwear. But they were already in bathing suits, too!

Anyway, it went well; I had more material prepared than I had time to deliver, which is the best way round for that equation. And they were a very eager and collaborative audience.

I had a hard time deciding what to pick out of a week's worth of conference workshops to try to distill into my 45 minute pool time, but eventually chose themes that I had heard from more than one presenter, as these are likely to be emerging trends. So: incorporating diagonal movement into workouts, alternatives to the supine abdominal crunch, and a little taste of Ai Chi.

I did it; it was good; and yay! it's over! Kind of like exercise in general--the best part is being done!
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ARLENE_MOVES 8/20/2012 9:08PM

    Good for you. Wish I could have heard it!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 8/20/2012 5:44PM

    Good for you! It sounds as if you did an excellent job! I think that Wet Ptarmigans are rock-stars!

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BEARGODDESS 8/20/2012 11:50AM

    Congratulations! You're right talking in public AND in a swimsuit would be a challenge. Wonderful that you were a great success at it!

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