Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Exercise: My "Drug" of Choice - Robin Jackson, Joy of Fitness Instructor

Why did you become a fitness instructor?
I always say I was thrown into teaching group exercise classes and I'm glad I was.  I enjoy the positive energy that flows throughout class.  Besides that, I love to see people working out and benefiting from it.
What are the traits you look for 
in an excellent instructor and 
how does that influence your teaching style? 
I look for high energy and how well engaged an instructor is with their participants.  I've been around numerous instructors from various backgrounds and these two traits have proven to be the most important for success in teaching.

What motivates you to get out there and exercise yourself?
I just love the feeling I get when I workout!  It's a huge part of my life.  Outside of the benefits one gets from exercising, it just makes me feel good.  It's a natural stress reducer and if I go too long without it I can feel my body getting lazy and tense.  Exercise is my "drug" of choice :)

Favorite exercise, why?
It's a toss up between a Walkout and a Turkish Get Up.  Both demand major core strength which of course is the powerhouse of the body!

Inspirational Quote:
"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination." ~ Maya Angelou