This section of my website used to be dedicated to triathlon training, personal race results and certification reviews, like Turbo Kick. I am expanding it to include more generic health & fitness topics. Also, I talk a lot about "D" -- he's my husband (Dave Liu)!

Friday, May 02, 2003

Turbo Kick Round 16 Debut

I know I still have to put pen to paper (finger to keyboard?) and document my thoughts on the Turbo Kick (TK) certification and on TK in general, but I taught my first TK class last night and I just had to write about it. I debuted Round 16 (R16) yesterday at the Seqouia YMCA in Redwood City. I had originally planned to only teach Sections 1 & 2, but made a last minute push to learn the whole routine and just go for it. It went as well as I had expected. I didn't have all the combos at the tips of my fingers so I warned participants in advance that my cueing may not be as awesome as it usually is! ;-) I was also less rowdy as usual because I was concentrating so hard on what came next. That'll change quickly! I'll iron out the kinks by next week.

Fortunately, I teach a wonderful group who are patient (and forgiving!) and they all had a great time.They like the new format better than drills (I usually make them do lateral shuffles and they hate that), and they LOVED the music. Since my philosophy is that it's the participants' class, not mine (and I really mean it), I hereby declare that I will teach the TK format on a regular basis. Having said that, I'm not giving up on drills, since I think that's valuable too, but that's for another post.

Thanks to Loida and Lisa for giving me tips on how to modify TK for YMCA participants.

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