Moving Up Classes
– The pros and cons
When you’ve been settled into your class and made friendships it can be a scary thought to try another new class and to move forward; but like all fitness and training, it is so important that you keep increasing your level of workout to avoid plateauing and also to avoid losing your motivation.
Remember when you first came to Pole and there was that exciting new feeling and certain elements felt hard, you couldn’t quite achieve what you wanted to? But… within a short space of time, after weeks of trying, not giving up and working hard, it all became a little easier and you began to achieve those things you never thought possible? It’s exactly the same moving on to a new higher-level class.
Expect new challenges.
Expect harder work;
…but bear with it and you will notice the improvements quickly. Just like when you started!
The best way to transition into a higher-level class can be done in a few ways.
– MVPA recommends boosting the number of classes you attend in one week and asking your instructor for something harder if you feel you want more of a challenge.
– How about dipping in to the new class every other week for a period of time before building to a complete change?
– Double up to two classes per week, one in your regular class and one in a new class?
– Book a private class with your instructor to go over elements of the higher-level ability skills so you feel prepared and reassured? This can be as a one to one or a small group.
With any changes to your class, it’s important to remember that everyone will journey at their own rate, but with hard work, determination and a passion to improve, you will be on the right path. Don’t give up. Be who you want to be… and make some more friends on the way …