W O W !!! What a week! I had a truly amazing birthday, was spoiled by friends, family and class members. I was totally overwhelmed. Thank you to everyone who posted, liked, tweeted, poked, emailed, text or called. What did we ever do without the joys of technology eh?
So, I had a little think, a bit of reflection does wonders for getting you in the mood for mapping out your future goals and ambitions. My priority right now is my wedding later this year and then we are hoping to start a family, I will still teach the odd class but I will definitely be re-directing my worklife. I guess it’s that crossroads in a fitness professionals life / career when you have to ask the question Am I going to continue to teach forever? And what do I do next?
Would love your thoughts on this? Especially if this is something you are facing now or have faced recently. Don’t forget you can catch me on twitter @JoParryLeeds #chat
And if this is where you are at right now then here’s a little wisdom from Anthony Robbins to help you on your way ;
“You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.”
I will be focusing more on Mission Clean & Lean as a business venture, getting more into teacher training and education, organising events and workshops and finding opportunities where I can have a passive income. Not quite hanging up my aerobic shoes but definitely heading into a new phase.
In preparation my husband to be is making me an office, he is a superb joiner *shameless hint for anyone local who wants some work doing* and I know he will do an amazing job. I can’t wait!
Still riding the wave with my classes, very busy, full of energy and full of smiles. I feel blessed to have a mix of freestyle and pre-choreographed classes. I get enough balance and enough creativity without the stress.
I love Zumba. I love the fact that I can introduce a new song every other week and I have a repotoire of routines now that everyone likes and knows. Takes the pressure off me a little and they love it! Don’t get me wrong I love my freestyle classes but coming up with new sparkly routines all the time can be a challenge especially when life gets in the way, I like a challenge but I don’t like stress!
So a mix of the two suits me very well.
Of course this week is half term up north. I haven’t seen a dip in my classes at all but I have had an array of beautifully well behaved children colouring and playing at the back of my classes. I don’t mind this at all. It’s a safe environment for them and I’m broody so I love having children around.
How are your classes going? If you want some additional help or ideas and inspiration for your classes please check out my website…
Mission Clean and Lean
Mission clean and lean opens its doors again Monday 25th Feb to new members wanting to drop weight and inches, make a positive change to their health and strengthen mind and body.
In addition to my classes MCL has brought me a lot of job satisfaction. Bringing people together, changing lives for the better and making friends. What more could a fit pro ask for?
If you want to get in shape and achieve that dream body you have always longed for then bite the bullet and book on via http://www.cleanleandetox.co.uk/
Fern, my business partner, and I have had some incredible business meetings to help develop our company. To be honest I feel like my head is going to explode with all the things we have planned but that’s a good thing. I. am. buzzing!!!!
All in all I am happy with my work life balance right now. Are you? I do hope so.
On that note I am going to shut down the laptop snuggle up to my man and convince him to take me to the ice rink in Millenium square for a bit of Dancing On Ice. I’ll keep you posted J
Have a wonderful week, see you on the other side!
Love Jo xx