Good afternoon friends!
Today’s lunch used up some sweet potato that was on it’s last leg. I couldn’t let it go to waste, but it was super simple to cook up.
Baked Sweet Potato
I enjoyed my baked sweet potato on top of a bed of greens with tomato, onion, celery, bell pepper, baked tofu, and balsamic vinegar. Tasty if you ask me!
Planning My Workout Class
I spent the majority of my morning planning out a new-to-me class that I am teaching tomorrow called Yoga Sculpt. This is a vinyasa based yoga class that incorporates strength training into traditional yoga poses to improve mind-body balance, body composition, and overall fitness. I was given an outline to follow as far as what needs to be included in the class, but then it was my job to fill in the blanks.
I typed up my lesson plan, but unfortunately there isn’t a library of stick men in yoga poses, so I had to draw those little guys out. That task is a lot harder than you think…how would you draw a stickman doing bicep curls in tree pose?
It was fun planning this class out for me, but it definitely took me a little bit to get into the mode. I feel like I have been Body Pumping it out so much lately along with teaching the spinning classes that I used on the cruise ship that I haven’t really had to think up a group fitness class. After I got into the groove, though, it was just like riding a bike and the exercise ideas began to flow like water.
There are two basic formats of group fitness: Pre-Choreographed (like Les Mills and Zumba) and Freestyle (which are things like boot camp, core classes, circuit training, etc). I can honestly say that I truly enjoy both formats. I feel like there is definitely a time and a place for each option and, for me, it is good to keep both formats in my repertoire.
Question of the Afternoon: