My Saturday secret project is revealed! Be sure to scroll all the way to the zumba basic 1 instructor manual pdf of this post for more useful instructor links. On Friday, I made sure to have a nice, healthy meal in preparation for my all-day certification. I also laid out everything I thought I’d need for Saturday on Friday night so I’d be ready to go Saturday morning.
I made coffee and banana oatmeal for breakfast. 3 cup of dry oatmeal, which is more than I normally eat and turned out to be too much to down before the workshop. I didn’t quite get to finish it, but I did enjoy it!
I think oatmeal is a great pre-workout meal. I ended up eating breakfast while I was doing my make-up and then prepped my lunch and snacks for the day. Though I didn’t leave as early as I wanted to, I still left about when I hoped to.
I got to the YMCA plenty early and signed in at the AFAA table where my friend Kat was helping out. The Y had reserved an aerobics room for us. The day started with a welcome and then a 1 hour Master Class led by Koh Herlong, our training instructor.
I made sure to get a spot in the front so I could see the instructor. It’s SOO much easier to do zumba classes when you can actually see the instructor. Koh had a couple of her regulars and fellow instructors stand in the front to help us all see what was going on, which was really helpful since the room was so wiiiiiiiiiide. Thanks Kat for being my photographer!
My friend Kat led one song, which meant I knew one of the dances! I actually knew one of the other workshop participants, Cara. I was glad to have a friend at the Zumba Basic 1 Training.
Especially since Kat had to go after the master class. Both snacks were AWESOME and just what I needed to help get me through this long, but extremely fun day. Mostly we used the agenda and manual. We alternated lectures and information sessions with hands-on sessions where we learned and practiced the four rhythms of Basic 1: merengue, salsa, cumbia, and reggaeton.