Sunday, November 8, 2009

Body Pump Training

Hey guys! Thank you for all of the great vegetarian pot luck dish ideas!!!! Sorry for being MIA the last three days. Did you have a good weekend? I hope so! I spent my weekend in Charlotte at Body Pump training.

The training was three days (Friday 11-8, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 8-5)- it was a long and tough but FUN weekend for sure. I left early Friday to make the drive up to Charlotte. I got a skim misto to make the drive more pleasurable :)
After an afternoon/evening full of lifting and technique classes, I headed back to my hotel to learn my choreography and to sleep. A bed never looked so inviting:
Saturday and Sunday were filled with more coaching/technique classes, lots of education, tests, and a Body Pump Challenge. A lot of the time, the room looked like Body Pump threw up all over it haha:

In the end, I passed (hooray!), made some great new friends, and left Charlotte with lots of achy muscles. Here is a group shot (I'm on the bottom left):

And one of me and one of the other instructors, Cassie! One of the greatest parts of training is meeting instructors from other clubs:

I just got back a bit ago and decided to go food shopping for the week. Now I'm ready to do some showering, eating, and then pass out! Hows your week looking?

37 comments:

Anne said...

Haha, the room for body pump looks crazy. It sounds like fun, though! Congrats on passing! I had a fun weekend, but other than a crazy hard bio test on thursday this week doesnt look too bad. I have no classes on wednesday, so I'm totally thrilled about that! Have a lovely night :)

Molly said...

Looks like a great weekend!
Have fun shopping - one of my favorite hobbies!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Congratulations! I haven't heard of Body Pump before. Will you be teaching it?

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I need to try a body pump class. Cute pictures!!! I bet being an instructor is so much fun.

This week is not too busy for me. I plan on getting lots done around the house for once.

Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama said...

We have a body pump class at my gym. I have been meaning to try it out!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

did someone say misto?
LOVE YOU :)

Holly said...

i had no idea there was such intense training for this - YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Nicole said...

That looks almost like my AFAA weekend for group fitness and spin certs! haha. By the way, spin is going great!! I'm faking it really good now!!

Yum Yucky said...

Humpf! As if you weren't gonna pass!? woo-haa!

Too bad that coffee cup reminds me of the cup that spilled on the couch last night thanks to Baby. Babies and coffee do NOT mix. (make a note of that)

Darn.

Jessica said...

Woohoo! COngrats on bodypump! :)

insideiamdancing said...

Looks intense, but fun! Enjoy your shopping! My week is looking good, aside from how cold it is!

lesley living life said...

Congrats!! : )

Ha, I'm sure you'll be feeling the full effects of all that lifting you did in these next few days ;)

I totally wish I could come to one of your Body Pump classes ... I would LOVE it!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

I bet your muscles were sore, what a crazy fun workout weekend! I hope you had a great time, looks like you did :) Our weekend included a bunch of relaxing, family party time, cooking & baking! Happy Monday girl :)

Abby's Vegan Eats said...

WOW, looks like an awesome weekend!! Honestly I didnt know how intense the training was.. GO YOU!! :)

just me said...

wow, i've never done anything like that but it looks intense!!

what a great weekend though!

my week shouldn't be too bad as it's my last of work and then 1/2 marathon then home!!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I figured you'd be body pumping away this weekend :o)

And congrats on passing..and meeting another Cassie lol!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

The room for body pump is awesome - love the weights and mats everywhere! A skim misto is one of my favorite drinks to get at Sbux - sooo good!

Julie said...

wow you had a crazy good time! I would have been super exhausted haha so I have no idea how you drove back! You're totally a champ dude :)

mmmm I would always be up for food shopping though haha. Have a great monday girl :)

Holly said...

ahhhh - that sounds so intense!!! How fun that you can meet people that way, AND get a workout, AND have a blast. I'm sure it was exhausting but totally worth it.

Get some rest, girlie - you deserve it!

Krista said...

Glad to hear your weekend went well!

Pam said...

Congrats Sweetie....glad you had a wonderful trip!

Enjoy!

Dawn said...

you know I can always find you in a picture--you have the best smile.
now I want a Starbucks latte. It's gross how much I go to Starbucks for lattes.

Maria said...

Glad you passed and had a good time. I love body pump. When do you start teaching? Did you decide on a dish yet?

Lauren said...

CONGRATS sweetheart! SO glad it was a sucessful and wonderful weekend. Sounds intense, but I knew you could do it! ;)

*Naomi* said...

oh wow! thats so awesome that you are body pump certified!! I wish I lived near you so you could kick my butt! Then you could take one of my spinning classes and I'll kick your butt :)

have a greeeat day erica!!

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Congrats on the certification!

teresa said...

what a cool retreat! i don't know how you do it, you must be in the best shape ever! i'm just barely starting to think about going back to pump, i'm just going to have to deal with being sore for a good week and a half lol!

bhealthier said...

it looks like you stayed at a Marriott!!! :) my sis works for one so we almost always stay there.

congrats on the training, you look so happy!

I love Frank's mugshot a few posts back. such a cutie!

Those artichoke burgers looked so interesting- I must try them.

Therese said...

I honestly would love to go to one of those trainings! I'm sure everyone is really upbeat and ready to learn.

My week should be pretty busy seeing as I was cut off from the world with the flu last week :(

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Diana said...

OMG INTENSE! You go girl. Do you not just die for the Starbucks holiday cups? I guess it's effective marketing if I want to buy a coffee more just because I get the red cup, haha...

Lizzy said...

congrats on passing love! i would totally love to try one of your classes sometime! :)

Alison said...

It's so neat to get a behind the scenes look of a fitness instructor! I have to find a Body Pump class around here - I would love to try it!

fittingbackin said...

Glad you had such a good time! That hotel decor is adorable!! Hope you learned lots of new body pump stuff - I think that would be the most fun to teach!

Mini Baker said...

Mmmm misto! You have me craving that now! -Mini Baker

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

I found you from Health blog helper. Congrats on passing Body Pump- I <3 BP! First time I took it was in England years and years before they came here- I thought it was the absolute coolest idea- GROUP weight lifting!! Rad! :-)

forthehealthofit01 said...

So cool! It's a crazy weekend, I know, but I love meeting all the other instructors too. Congrats! Did you train on 71?