I’ve always said that I would never certify in any more Les Mills programmes. I teach BodyCombat and Core, have done for quite a while, this was until I walked into Falkirks new Immersive cycle studio at Grangemouth.  The internal debate began, do I want another programme under my belt bringing more stress at release time, and I know already I don’t want to add any more days to my teaching schedule. My thoughts went back and forth and this is where you come in, If you’re a participant or an instructor I have some questions and be forever grateful for your feedback.

Questions for Instructors

  • How did you find the training, I mean 2 days?
  • Was it repetitive or long winded?
  • Was it worth the outlay?
  • Were you able to find a regular class?
  • How do you find mixing? I mean for Combat or Core is about finding the track hitting play, but obviously there’s more to it than this in Trip. Do you just go back and do full releases from the back catalogue?

Questions for Participants

  • Thoughts on your Trip experience.
  • Do you prefer a live instructor or virtual?

 

 

5 Comments

  • Stephen
    Posted May 3, 2023 7:31 am 0Likes

    As a participant I find the studio very impressive with visuals and sound, find I am limiting myself to 2 classes a week otherwise it gets stale. Having an instructor is 100% better than just a virtual class. Hope this helps.

  • Gillian
    Posted May 3, 2023 8:16 am 0Likes

    Hi Simon,is so good your posting content again welcome back.I have been teaching trip on and off for a couple of years now.

    How did you find the training, I mean 2 days?
    Being certified in BodyAttack and BodyJam felt this module training was too long.How to safely setup a bike was probably the only gold nugget.If this was your first module,then youd have benefited from the experience and the training but if youre a seasoned instructor then gets a bit tedious.If it wasn’t on a bike,maybe a BodyPump or core class where technique and safety need to be more prominent.

    Was it repetitive or long winded?
    See above

    Was it worth the outlay?
    Not really.

    Were you able to find a regular class?
    It took me a while to find a class as live classes are diluted with virtual classes.Thankfully all live class numbers out perform virtual by 90% and this quarter some virtuals were moved to live,this wasn’t only Trip.

    How do you find mixing? I mean for Combat or Core is about finding the track hitting play, but obviously there’s more to it than this in Trip. Do you just go back and do full releases from the back catalogue?
    Alternating releases.Once you have several releases behind you is great but until then be prepared to learn more or go mentally insane teaching the same release for a month or 2.

  • Josh
    Posted May 3, 2023 3:39 pm 0Likes

    Stephen has probably nailed it in the head.Virtual is a go to depending on work shifts but an instructed class is so much better

  • Ethan
    Posted May 4, 2023 7:58 am 0Likes

    Kia ora,
    having gone full circle participant for years to becoming an instructor live classes just can’t be touched by virtual classes. It is sad that alot of clubs put on virtuals “just cause” rather than asking if there are any instructors willing to take the class.
    I really enjoyed my 2 days, but it was my first and still only LMI programme I have done. It was fellow people like myself that made it for me, encouragement and support which has carried on to today. Not sure if the training is different in the UK to here in NZ but can see the points made about the duration of the course and what you actually learn and achieve. 2 days for an accomplished instructor is too long, time and money are more precious these days than ever.
    Classes have been difficult to pick up, I only do 2 a week, hoping to raise this to 4 but it’s not easy. Cover on the other hand has been more regular.

    Good luck in your decision

    E

  • Amy
    Posted May 6, 2023 8:28 am 0Likes

    It’s not worth doing it if you don’t have classes lined up or in a position where cover is needed regularly. 2 days, could be done in a morning if everyone doing the course has done a previous Les Mills module.

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