Cet à dire we often end up filling roles and taking on responsibilities we didn't initially sign up for.
I knew taking on other roles would come eventually, but I was hoping for more the 5th or 6th month-mark, not the second.
I'm not sure how it happened . . . but it did. I'm now officially the SIM Galmi Water Aerobics Instructor!
If I remember correctly, the interview went a little something like this:
N: We should start water aerobics back up again.
All the women of the compound, in one accord: GREAT IDEA!
N: Well, we need someone to lead it.
All the women of the compound, in one accord: (silence)
N: Hey, Deb., could you lead water aerobics?
Deb.: Uh . . . . . . uh . . . uh . . . . . . okay, sure, why not.And that's how I got the job. I figure I'm the only ATC, MOTR/L on the compound, so naturally I have a background in strength training and conditioning, as well as coaching others through strenuous exercise sets. I mean, it's water aerobics after all, not cello lessons! (But just for the record, if we ever had a cello teacher on the compound, I would sign up!)
With a little advice from my omniscient friend Google, I found some great ideas for not only an aerobic component, but lots of toning too.
I wrote down the order of exercises on a pieces of paper, along with a few notes to myself about coaching through proper technique. I'd hate for one of my ladies to miss a session due to a pulled muscle because I didn't advise correctly . . . No Pain No Gain was a lousy ad campaign. Wrapped the paper in seran wrap . . . can't have Google's wisdom washing away . . . and hit the pool.
Tonight was our first session. It went really well.
Except, now I'm tired and sore. Oy.