When you are unhappy with an instructor

“Angel, this instructor feels like they are just doing a dance performance and not really teaching. Can you take over their class?”

LOL. No, it doesn’t quite work that way. Also, I’m not in the business of stealing people’s classes, I think that is some shady business and I’d never do that to a fellow instructor. I say that despite what’s being done to me over the years by some less than scrupulous individuals.

In any case, if you are not happy with an instructor’s style, maybe pull them to the side and tell them how you feel. Or just don’t take that class anymore.

Some people are sensitive and can’t handle feedback or criticism, so proceed with caution in how you approach it, and ask yourself if its worth the effort to even bring it up?

I’ve received criticism before and I welcomed it, particularly in the beginning. However, being open to feedback can have some people thinking that this gives them the right to use you as a punching bag. That’s not cool and at some point we gotta put our foot down and ignore that.

Not everyone is constructive, some people are abusive and try to break you down. Just bare that in mind when approaching someone. You don’t know what they’ve been through, and know that egos can be very big in fitness. Or as I mentioned before, if you are not having fun, just take another class.

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