So I just got home from my Turbo Kick class and I thought I would share with you what exactly Turbo Kick is. The word Turbo is in the sentence for a reason. The class is just damn intense. Its TURBO charged as I would like to say. When first got started in my fitness journey there is no way in hell I would have been able to make it through a Turbo Kick class let alone teach one. When I was in college I used to go to a Turbo Kick class in Florida. The instructor is a fellow Beachbody Coach. Long story short, I thought the class was nuts and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I stopped going after the first couple of times because I felt defeated. Her class was amazing, I just had the wrong mentality. I needed to stick it out. The class will scorch fat, leave you in a puddle of your sweat, and have you huffing and puffing. I have come a long way to be able to teach this amazing class. Here are some tips for my beginner students.
1. Go at your own pace and rest when needed. You will eventually get to a point where you can rock the house and go all out. Baby steps. We all had to take them.
2. Have fun and laugh at yourself. The moves push you outside of your comfort zone, and we all had or have to learn the moves at one point. We all felt weird at first. Just do the moves and laugh! This class is meant to be fun and feel like a fitness party.
3. You will pick up the moves as you go. We will be doing the same round for the next few months. Just keep coming back and learn. You will eventually get the pattern and the move down, and as you get the moves you will improve.
4. Hydrate !!! You need to be aiming for a gallon of water everyday, but especially on Turbo day.
5. Wear clothes that you feel good about yourself in. We are dancing and getting sassy. Feel free to wear whatever makes you feel that way.
6. Study the modifications and do them.
Chalene Johnson (the creator) says it best !!!
Anyway, I loved seeing the new ladies out tonight, and I do not want them to feel defeated or as if they are not able to do Turbo Kick ever again. I was 200 lbs once, and I had to work my way to get to where I am today!