So I'm going on RPM AIM1 in London in May - anyone else been on it and can give me some hints about what to expect?? Excited, but I'm expecting it to hurt!
Or is anyone going on it too?? 14th May at VA Barbican.
I did this last November, it was great! Hard work, but fun. I feel that I am a better instructor, and have had some positive feedback too since then, from classes and another instructor!
Make sure you know the current release inside out, when you get there you will have been already allocated a track to teach, T2 to T7, after intro's you will get straight on the bike and start teaching to the group. You will ride about half the track then get your feedback then the next person takes over with their track - you will go thru t2-t7 until everyone has taught. There were 18 of us so we did it 3 times! Dolores was the main trainer but there were 2 other there too, so we got feedback from all 3 of them... you're expected to take their comments on board for the next teaching session in the afternoon, when you get more feedback... There are some drills, and some education sessions too.
My main advice other than knowing the choreo 100% would be wear well padded shorts!!! And enjoy it!
AIM 1 is fantastic!!!
All of the above and, if you haven't done it in a while, go back to your manual and reconnect with the essence of your program and review the coaching section.
Good luck and enjoy!!!!
Brilliant, that gives me a really good idea of what to expect, thank you very much I guess we may use the RPM 50 bonus tracks too, so even more chorey to know inside out and back to front!!
I think I might even wear 2 pairs of shorts!!
I just attended the AIM 1 this weekend and we did not have to know the bonus tracks. We just used T2-T7. Also, The feedback you receive after teaching the first time is both positive and points out places for improvement. I learned a great deal from our trainer. Now I just have to put it to practice. It was a good class. Also get off the bike when you can, your backside does get pretty sore.
Aha, good to know, thanks :-)
Glad to hear you thought it was a good and useful class! I have heard that AIM 1 is more about improving technique than coaching, though I'm hoping it will be both.
I was fortunate enough to do AIM1 with Sarah Ostergaard and we were given the choice of whether to use the Bonus tracks or not. I was assigned T3, so I went with the bonus track.
I loved AIM1 - I picked up so much; got good things to work on for my technique, coaching and connection.
I'm actually planning on doing it a second time down the line
Mmmarshmallow: do AIM1 with Sarah Ostergaard
do AIM1 with Sarah Ostergaard
will you stop showing off to make everyone jealous ..
Jack_Donaghy: Mmmarshmallow: do AIM1 with Sarah Ostergaardwill you stop showing off to make everyone jealous ..
Wow, I bet Sarah was awesome - I think I'd be showing off about that too But I've got Delores Douglas, who is just fantastic, so I'm not toooo jealous
Only a few days to go now! I'm really glad to hear such positve feedback from people about AIM, I've heard some mixed reviews of it for other programs. But I reckon that if I learn even just a couple of things that make me a better instructor then it will be well worth it.