After chickening out yesterday, and then getting all of your encouraging emails, how could I not try again today? Thank you for your help getting me on track this morning.
I did pick a different class:
Nightclub® Cardio: A low-impact, high-intensity workout that fuses traditional aerobics with contemporary dance moves…and brings it back to the basics. NightClub Cardio brings the FUN back to fitness.
This morning was actually Nightclub Light, which seemed more my speed, yet more ambitious than one of my other options, which was a beginner’s cardio class that lasted only 30 minutes.
The class schedule showed a 9:15 start. A 9:10, the studio was dark. At 9:11, one other woman walked up, so I asked if she was here for the class. She seemed not worried at all that the instructor wasn’t there yet, and helpfully answered my questions about the class. Sure enough, we started at 9:15—one instructor, two students! A third woman showed up about 15 minutes late, and that was it for the hour.
I made it through. My aerobics skills and terminology were rusty, but once you’ve grape-vined right, you can get back on that horse pretty easily.
The awesome instructor, who is also a trainer at the gym, talked to me after class. We were standing right in front of a studio that had a Body Pump class going on, so I told her how much I appreciated her friendliness and about my goal of trying 3 new classes this month. She talked me through all I need to know to at least walk into the Body Pump class and get started, so now, when I go back, I won’t have to worry about asking any unfriendly class people for help.
One class down, two to go. Sixteen days to get it done. I can do this for sure.