A great thing about small group classes is how the group, in addition to the instructor, contributes to the tone of the work outs. Now that we are deep into the fitcamp season, we have some ladies who have attended several sessions and are “pros.” The progress is astounding; speed, strength , agility, and endurance. They also have a masterful command of form and movements from basic squats to more complex compound movements. We also have some newbies, fresh and unfamiliar with the format and the movements. What thrills me the most is to see many women with no formal background in exercise become leaders that the novice women look up to. I feel a large part of my role a class instructor is to show my campers that they are not bench warmers or on the sidelines, that they are active, awesome, powerful leaders who are now empowering other women to be the same!!