At ERC we are lucky enough to have some of the best of the best Group Fitness instructors in the South West. What makes them so great is their commitment to being the best instructors they can be, to inspire a life-long love of exercise and health and to give our members and customers an amazing experience each and every time they attend a class.
Its only half way through 2018 and already our dedicated team of group fitness instructors have spent their weekend’s learning, growing and getting better at what they do. And it’s not just the weekend of their training, there is also a lot of prior preparation all the while, continuing to deliver their regular classes. Not all superhero’s where capes, many of them wear head-set microphones.
Congratulations: Mel Jarred (Bodypump)
- The first step in being able to instruct a specific program is the initial training. This is a full weekend that is both physically and mentally challenging, even for the most experienced instructor like our Mel. We also super proud of ERC member and Bodycombat enthusiast, Ren Wilson who has made the giant leap from participant to instructor trainee having completed her initial training in Bodycombat. Watch this space ’cause we know our Ren is destined for big things!!
Advanced Instructor Module 1
Congratulations: – Mel Jarred (GRIT Strength), Jaime Hughes (GRIT Strength), Lisa Buszan (Bodycombat)
- A full 10 hour day in Perth where instructors learn the essentials to become better instructors in the program they teach. The focus of AIM 1 are the three key essentials of instructing – choreography, technique and coaching. Instructors have two opportunities to present their allocated tracks and receive feedback from the Master Trainers. They are assessed to be either not certified, certified or have passed/not passed AIM 1. Once AIM 1 has been successfully completed, instructors can register for the next step in their professional development, AIM 2.
Advanced Instructor Module 2
Congratulations: Chantel Brown (Bodypump), Jackie Kampen (Bodypump), Shenae Bearman (Bodypump), Bryanna Wright (Bodypump), Andrew Haywood (RPM)
- Two full days (10 hrs +) in Perth where instructors add to their AIM 1 skills by focusing on participant connection and performance. This means your instructor is adapting the way they present a class depending on the participants in front of them. Your instructors are not just going through the motions, they are developing the tools to teach with purpose, and teach with authenticity & contrast; instructors learn to be the best at their craft and become ‘rock star instructors!’. At AIM 2 training, Instructors have four opportunities to present their allocated tracks and are again assessed by Master Trainers as either certified (not passed AIM 2), Advanced or Elite.
Les Mills Quarterly workshops:
As if the AIM training isn’t enough, every quarter our instructors head up to Perth to experience the newest release of their particular programs with their state master trainers. At the workshops the instructors become the participants which means they get to enjoy the class without the pressures of being on stage. Instructors learn any new formats/moves/exercises, meet and network with other instructors from around the state and participate in a 1 hr education session to better their coaching. Then the real work starts – instructors generally have 1-2 weeks of learning the new release before they launch it to ERC members.