Wednesday, October 14, 2015
One, Then Two, Then One Again
David was the only kid who showed up for the eight to twelve year olds' class. David's mom remembered when David sparred with Johnathan. "What happened to the other kids?" she asked me. I shrugged my shoulders. It would be nice if her son had other kids to work out with while he's there. "Well, David gets the benefit of having the gym all to himself," I told his mom.
Darlene and a new girl, Aylah, were the only two who showed up for the teens' class. I was hoping that Kody, who hasn't been around for a couple of days, would not come in to interfere with the girls' workout. I got my wish. Unfortunately, BJ didn't come in so the girls could have one more person in the gym to work with.
Alexis was the only one who came in for the adult class. She was shaking her head when I told her about De-Fetrick's antics at Simons Park the other week. "How do you get more adults to sign up for the class?" she asked me. "It was easy to get the kids in. I just passed out fliers at the schools, and word of mouth took over after that. But it's hard to reach out to the adults," I answered. Alexis pointed out that some adults aren't looking online to find out what is offered at the park district. That's the problem nowadays. Companies and organizations forget that everyone is not computer literate, everyone does not own a computer, and that everyone is not interested in learning anything about computers. A lot of information doesn't get out to those who may be interested because people insist on putting everything online.
The three classes were easy to run today, but a lot more energy would be generated if everyone who is signed up would show up more often.