Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Dream Realized...



So many of you know that I have been in the process of becoming an aerobics instructor for weeks - months even... I have wanted to forever and decided to just go for it... With lots of help and support from so many friends and family - I took the test and certified in November...
*Special shout out to my darling Trish. She has been invaluable in my training... I must have called her one million times in the first few weeks and still use her as my expert resource... She has been too cute for words -- and I am emotional at how she has been close to my biggest fan. (McKay would say he is my biggest fan for sure.) She let me team teach with her (scary with such a rookie) and steal some of her best moves. She let me use her mic and music when I lost mine. She has been an incredible emotional support when I have been frustrated or discouraged. She cheers me on and is genuinely happy for my successes. She has helped me in more ways than I can count! I am so lucky to be close to her outside of the gym too... I could go on and on about her amazing qualities, but in a nutshell - she is one of the most giving, selfless, caring people I know. I adore her and her husband and her babies! I love you Trish!
The funny thing is that certifying is only the very beginning of what can be a LONG process... I have been a member at the Treehouse in Draper for almost 8 years - I think. I have serious loyalty to the club and have wanted to teach there since I started this whole process! First I had to audition...(Gut-wrenching to be honest...Felt just like high school...HA!) After that comes the team teaching then the sub list. I have been subbing for a few weeks - just hoping to one day have my own class... Well, today my little dream came true. I am an official treehouse instructor! YAY! I am teaching 2 classes on Tuesday evenings - ABS and FIRM PHYSIQUES (a weight-lifting class.) I am super excited! I am starting step training within the next month and hope to pick up a few more classes soon, but this is the beginning...WISH ME LUCK!

16 comments:

Engineer: martha griffiths; Conductor: j. bradley griffiths; Restless Riders: norah corinna, lucia louise, j. abram; On the Caboose: tequila the foxdog said...

I had no idea you were so accomplished Steph. You need to be a bit more boastful sometimes!
I'm sure you are a fantastic instructor, you are the best 'friend cheerleader' I know. I would love to take a class from you, maybe on a Tuesday night. I'll have to ask Brad if I can become a member. So COOL!!!
Good Luck! You don't really need it though.

The Lawrence Family said...

Congrats Steph on becoming an aerobics teacher!!! I would think the benefits of being an instructor would be great. You would always have great body, have great energy throughout the day, and it would force you to go to the gym. It sounds like you have worked really hard for this. Doesn't it feel good when you accomplish a goal.
Love Ya......

JR and Kelie said...

I was so excited to hear the great news!!!! All of your hard work and dedication paid off. Such a great accomplishment and I am so very proud of you! You kick butt girl! I love you!

Lisanne Lee said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so happy for you. You are amazing and capable of accomplishing anything you set your mind to. I'm also your #1 fan! You know I believe in you all the way. I hope that someday I can be just like you.

Lu

Brad and Kelly Tate Family said...

SOOO proud of you...WAY TO GO on reaching for your goals!!! I'll have to come check out your class sometime...YOU ROCK !!!

Tanya Kimball said...

CONGRATS! You are a fantastic motivator and will be absolutely great at that! Wish I could be taking that ab class from you!

Granum Family said...

Oh how exciting! I'm sure you will do so great! I want to take your class!!!

Jami Stevenson said...

I am coming Tuesday night! Can't wait to see your moves. So proud of you.

Palmer Family said...

That is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you. I wish I was still a member of the treehouse. I have gone to the dark side ( Lifetime Fitness). Maybe i'll have to sneak in and come to a class! Love ya!

becky said...

hey bf! so proud of you! you know i'll be finding a way to come to your class! you deserve this and i'm so EXCITED for you!

Trish said...

Steph, I am so proud of you! You are gonna be fabulous! For all of you reading these posts and are already Steph's biggest fans, go to her classes. She is AWESOME! Steph you are going to add so much to the evening classes! I love ya! xoxo Trish

The Christensen Family said...

Whoa -- I feel so overwhelmed by all of your love and support! Thank you for your sweet comments and for cheering me on... I am ridiculously blessed in the friend department...Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

Laurie W said...

I'm so happy for you! I know you've been wanting this for a long time - good job!

Breeza said...

Hi my love! I am beyond proud of you....I am amazed by you! I admire you, respect you, appreciate and love you! You are priceless to me!
Also,Thanks for getting my "chubby-ness" in check!!You are my motivation!
Love You~
Breeza

I also check your blog just to hear Michale Bubles song HOME. I wanna come home too!!!

Breeza said...

Hi my love! I am beyond proud of you...I am amazed by you! I admire you, respect you, appreciate and love all that you are! You are priceless to me, I love you muy mucho!!!
Also, Thanks for getting my "chubby-ness" in check!You are my motivation!

LOVE YOU-
Breeza

J-Lee said...

Steph,
Such a big timer! When are your classes? I'm coming to do your classes but I'm not promising I'll finish. I've been known to up and leave 7 minutes into the ab sessions because I don't like the burn! I'm sure you're such a pro! Congrats...we'll talk later about this, but I do want to come.