Monday, January 23, 2012

My RPM Audition - The Results

It was Friday night at about 10pm, I was out at a "Holiday Gala" for Andrew's company when the red light on my Blackberry started flashing.

I had been quasi-stalking it all day, because I knew I'd be receiving an email with either good news or bad news.

The subject line was: RPM Audition - Thank You

I knew it was bad news immediately, but continued to read:

As Team Leaders for RPM, we would like to thank you for coming out to the RPM audition on Saturday January 7th, 2012. We appreciate your interest in becoming an LMI Instructor with GoodLife Fitness Clubs.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer you a spot in the upcoming training session at this point in time. As space in the training is limited, we have made every effort to select those individuals who we feel best meet the current schedule needs and the Les Mills International (LMI) criteria - awesome technique, performance and enthusiasm!

While we were not able to select you at this time, we would encourage you to keep attending RPM classes. Ask the instructors for feedback on technique, and pay special attention to the passion that is displayed by your instructor. These are all aspects that you can work on over the following months. We encourage you to come back to see us at our next audition.

Thank you for your interest and your passion for RPM.

So, that's the scoop. I am not going to be an instuctor.

This may sound egotisitical to the max, but I don't often fail. Usually when I put my mind to something I generally succeed. I think that's why I'm so upset. The fact that I failed at something I really put my heart into.

But at the end of the day I tried. I gave it 110% too.

I guess there's always next time, right?

Thank you for all your support and words of encouragement. xo


Anonymous said...

You're still awesome!

Anonymous said...

I'm an RPM instructor, Amy, and heard the competition this year was really tough. So, don't get down on yourself! I think it takes courage just to apply and audition, and you should feel proud to have done it. Now, instead of having to tie yourself to an instructing schedule, you can keep enjoying RPM whenever and wherever you like.

I know some instructors who auditioned multiple times before getting to the training stage, so don't give up on your journey if that's still your goal.

Anonymous said...

Amy! You might not be an RPM instructor right NOW but why not? There are a ton of Spin Instructor workshops that you can take to prepare etc. Chance are that many of the people you were up against have already been instructing for a long time - get your certification and teach Spinning at the Y or anywhere else - so many people would be inspired by you - do not let this stop you. As fitness instructor myself I know that you would be great so do a bit of research, map out a plan of attack and get going! And then tell me when your first class is and i'll be there. ;) Carolyn

Anonymous said...

I don't even know you but I could tell you would have been awesome simply by your enthusiasm and your drive. Keep your head up - Perhaps this will only make you strive harder the next time the opportunity presents itself. I have a lot of respect for you: putting yourself and your feelings out there for the world to see. You rock in so many ways!

Jaime said...

Boooooo!!! I agree with the commenters above...keep on trying girl! and if those silly Les Mills people don't come around then go teach somewhere else! xox

marie said...

You've got bigger balls than a lot of people for even trying out. Be super proud of that.

Blossom said...

Aw, so sorry Amy! I know you would have been great! My friend is trying to get in for the Pump training but can't even get a spot! It's busy everywhere I guess!

rusty61 said...

I'm so sorry! I was just telling my husband about you tonight and saying I hadn't heard if you got the spin job or not but that they would be lucky to have you. Their loss -- your enthusiasm for spin is contagious even through the Internet!

Krista said...

That sucks, but like the others said..don't give up! You are awesome and would make a wicked instructor. *Hugs*

Sarah said...

I am so proud of you for even trying.

Cat said...

Sorry to hear the news, Amy, but it takes so much guts to try out, and you should be proud of yourself for that!

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