Jan 7, 2015

Certifiably Insanity

I'm taking my passion for fitness to the next level--in employment!  I'm pretty excited about this.  A couple years ago, I completed every day and every workout from the Beach Body Insanity 60-Day program.  I achieved some seriously amazing results, both in body composition improvement and in cardiovascular performance improvement.  So, when I saw that the local college was in need of aerobics instructors, I was delighted to find that they were interested in hiring for an Insanity fitness class.  My thought is that since I love this program and achieved real results from it, I can be an effective, enthusiastic, and encouraging instructor for this very class. Now, I'm all registered for the Insanity certification workshop in a couple weeks.

I've done the workouts on and off since I completed the 60-Day program, but since my running training has been on the forefront of my fitness regiment, I haven't completed any Insanity workouts in quite a while.  I decided to do each workout DVD at least once before the certification workshop to brush up on the moves and form, and to make sure I won't fall behind in the class.  I have just enough time to do this.

I started with my personal favorite of the Phase 1 workouts:  Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs.  I was a little worried at first that I wouldn't be able to complete all the exercises since I'm so long out of practice.  The workout was just as challenging as I remembered it to be, however I was able to keep up with the video and complete all the moves in good form.  I did have to stop and rest at times, but still it wasn't that often.  I finished and felt great, even though I received a thorough booty-kicking.  It was the good feeling of a workout well done.  I'm incredibly sore now as I type this--especially my calves and thighs--but it's a pleasant burn.  I can tell I really worked hard.  Oh how I love the feeling of a workout well done!  After this, I'm even more excited to embark on my fitness employment.  I hope I can share the love of fitness and health with others as I teach this insanity class.

I think the Lord blesses us with our positive interests.  I used to think that I couldn't--or shouldn't pursue higher education or employment in a fitness field, because that would be selfish of me.  The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that the Lord supports our positive interests!  Why shouldn't I pursue a future in fitness?  I love it; I'm passionate about it; and I can use this skill set to help others.  I feel so loved and blessed that He has blessed me with this passion and a way to use it in so many facets of my life.


  1. That's great, Rachel! I believe doing something you love is the perfect path to follow for a job. Win-win. You go, girl! I know you can do it! You are in amazing shape and you will be an inspiration to others.


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