MASTER INSTRUCTOR: GERRI TROOSKIN 29 Feb 2016
We're excited to announce that Gerri Trooskin, who started teaching in 2010, is now a master Lithe instructor! She joins Tiffany Nork (teaching since 2006), Krista DeNofa (teaching since 2008), Bari Rosenthal (teaching since 2009), Liz Galbally (teaching since 2010), and Elizabeth Tomkins (teaching since 2010).
What makes an instructor a master? They must teach Lithe for at least four years and have taught a minimum of 1,000 classes. The status is something that is earned, not simply given. The Lithe master instructor embodies a commitment to Lithe, instructs with confidence and selflessness, and continues to study the method. Other elements that define this title include maturity and understanding of instructor injury prevention, utilization of voice (instead of body) for energy, total command of a large studio of 20-30 people, and involvement in instructor training.
We all know that Lithe is different and teaching it is the ultimate multi-task. Many assume that teaching Lithe is like teaching a grounded workout that rarely changes such as yoga, spinning, barre, or Pilates. They couldn't be more wrong. Lithe instructors are triple threats and it takes years to become a well-oiled machine. Our instructors are forever in training and constantly learning new workouts.
Gerri (2010) wearing Lululemon via Dom