Was really thinking about this yesterday, and it still occupies my brain a bit…
I have a routine before I teach, and it looks different in different classes and different occasions. But still, I have and will always have a routine to do, a way of making me feel in the ”zone” for that specific class.
Here is tw0 examples:
BODYCOMBAT class at the gym:
I will have a HUGE coffe on the way to the gym. U will see me there at least 45min before, with my ipod and full gear. Probably doing some shadowboxing in the studio or if I have to, in the gym. Then I will do some stretching, and some light dynamic work. During this time, I will drink at least half a liter of water. Then Im ready!
BODYPUMP convention class or Quarterly ed:
At the venue no later than 60-90 min before (want to hook at the sound, lights, material etc) gear up and set everything up that I need before. If it’s a BIG convention and people set up everything before. I need to walk around, looking and talking with the participants, i guess I want to know who is there. I will do a light warmup for legs and lower back about 20 min before. The strange thing is that I don’t drink any coffee before normally. That is only part of my ”gym teaching” routine. Cuz I have learnt that it’s WAY EASY to cramp up, when U have massive lights and lots of adrenaline in your body. So caffeine, nope…
Well, been doing this since 2004 and maybe my routines have changed a BIT. But they look pretty much as my routine I had before my first classes in the gym as a seventeen year old boy… hahahah, LOOONG time ago!!
If you are in Fitness Festivalen this weekend, observe my routines. Im not kidding u!