I’ve taught a variety of classes over my 30 years at the Y. In the 90s I taught Step and Hi-Lo aerobics, in the early 2000s I started teaching Cycle classes and Body Design. I now teach Cycle, Circuit training , HIIT/ Metabolic classes, Small Group Training and Strength Conditioning.
My motivation comes and goes and that's completely normal. Having a workout schedule planned in my calendar makes it easier for me to take that time for myself. Some days are easier than others but in the long run, discipline is what makes the difference.
I always knew online workouts could be great (since I started doing them 2 years prior to Covid), but what I learned was how helpful it is to do group classes online when people are in crisis. It’s so helpful to see/speak to others that are in the same situation as you.
My favourite feature of the Y is our new group fitness studio. It is larger and well ventilated. My favourite pieces of equipment have always been the TRX and Kettlebell and I am thrilled to be able to start using them in my classes once permitted to do so.
The best part of being a fitness trainer is seeing changes in my students' level of performance shows me their dedication and commitment as they keep coming back each week.
Djimy Rouzard aka Coach D is one of our Group Fitness Instructors at the Y. Learn more about what motivates Djimy and what he has learned about himself through the pandemic.