Appearing confident as a group fitness instructor can be challenging some days. It could be your personal life, your body isn't feeling it's best, or it's a new gym you are teaching at. There are many different situations that could throw your confidence off. And that is normal!
Here are 5 tips that you can do to boost your confidence and help you appear confident to others:
Stand proud: Stand up straight with your shoulders back and your chin up. Good posture conveys confidence and self-assurance.
Speak clearly and assertively: Speak in a clear and assertive tone. Make eye contact with the participants in your class when speaking, that shows that you are confident and engaged.
How you dress: Dress in a way that makes you feel good and confident. When you feel good about how you look, you are more likely to appear confident to others. Dress for yourself! Not for others.
Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness can help you manage anxiety and self-doubt, allowing you to feel more centered and confident in your interactions. Envision teaching your classes and doing the choreography!
Practice your skills: The more comfortable and confident you become in your skills, the more confident you will appear to your participants taking your class.
Remember that confidence is a mindset, and it takes time and effort to build. By implementing these strategies, you can project a more confident demeanor and feel more confident in yourself.