When I first started teaching, I really wanted to teach a beginner class. I felt that the gyms should offer an "intro to spinning" class once a month, because as I know better than anyone, Spinning classes look intimidating.
I took my first spin class about 5 or 6 years ago and I was scared. At that point my mother had been spinning for years and she encouraged me to try it. So I agreed that I'd try it, but first, I needed to prepare. I put myself on a training regimen where I'd ride the stationary bike every day, eventually working up to 45 minutes. Once I got there I told myself I was ready for a spin class.
The day before my first class I called in and reserved a space in the 6:30 class. Phew. The next day, on my way to that class, I realized that I hadn't specified AM or PM and sure enough found out I was on the AM list. Uh oh! I had a mini freak out thinking that my well laid out plans of starting would be thrown off. The staff assured me there was room, I hoped they were right. I showed up at least 15 minutes early so that I'd have plenty of time to talk with the instructor and get the lay of the land. The class was a success and the rest is so-called history.
The point of my story is that I was freaked out by Spin. I had been a regular at the gym for years but Spinning intimidated me.
This morning I got a call from the Group Exercise Manager at one of my clubs asking me if I'd like to teach a beginner class next week. Of course I said YES!!!
So now I'm off to plan out a nice introductory ride. Any suggestions are welcome. Were you scared your first time?