So what exactly IS A Guided Virtual Posing Practice Class?
Each week, we will practice as a group on Zoom:
All your mandatory poses for your category: It is essential that you master your mandatory poses no matter what division you compete in. We will practice these poses in repetition every week.
Building posing endurance: It's one thing to hit a pose; it's another to be able to hold this pose for extended periods of time, like you will be required to do on show day. I call this "posing endurance." This is the #1 most underestimated component of posing practice. Every week, we will practice holding poses for extended periods of time like you will be required to do on stage.
Stage Walks and Posing Routines: Performing solo on stage in front of people gives most people anxiety. The anxiety can compound if you don't feel prepared. Tackle this anxiety by seizing the opportunity to feel the pressure of others watching (just like show day!) as you perform your stage walk or posing routine on camera. For those who have posing routines choreographed to specific music, send me your music ahead of time and I'll play it over the class speaker for you to perform to.
Posing Transitions: Most people struggle feeling comfortable moving in and out of their poses. Practice moving in and out of your poses every week as you listen and follow along as I call out quarter turns (or half turns).
CLASS DATES: Classes are ongoing and are held every Sunday throughout the year.
CLASS LOCATION: Zoom
CLASS REGISTRATION OPTIONS:
Class #1 is held on Sundays from 12:00-1:00pm for the following divisions: Men & Women's Bodybuilding, Women's Physique, Men's Classic Physique, Men's Physique, and Women's Figure.
Class #2 is held on Sundays from 1:30pm-2:30pm for the following divisions: Women's Bikini and Wellness.
REGISTRATION FEE: $100/month. You will automatically be billed every 30 days from your date of purchase. You are welcome to come to both classes every week but must register and pay for each class separately. Classes are non-refundable. Cancel any time within 1 week of your billing date. Is your show mid-month? Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll work out an a la carte payment plan.
DRESS CODE: For Men, wear either your competition shorts or any pair of shorts. For Women, wear either your competition suit or any two piece suit. If you are competing in a division that requires high heels, wear either your stage heels or any pair of comfortable 5 inch heels.
CLASS ACCESS: Once you register, you will receive an email with the zoom link you will need in order to register for your first class (since zoom requires its own registration)
CLASS REPLAYS: You will also receive access to join the private Facebook group where you will gain access to the class replays (if you can't make it live), connect with other members, and receive reminders with the private zoom links every week to attend the upcoming week's classes.
BONUS! ALL people that register for these classes on February 25th 2023 after the OCB clinic will also receive a FREE posing assessment and road mapping call with me! Your confirmation email will have a link to my private calendar to book your call.
" I received my WNBF Pro Card in figure after working with Michele. She helped me fine tune my posing and presentation style, which made all the difference in the world on stage. If you are looking to take your training to the next level, I highly recommend Michele!
“Michele’s knowledge and instruction flows very naturally. I was frequently impressed by her level of detail and the ease in which she manipulated my position to bring out my best look. I’ve worked with great coaches and Michele is exceptional. Any federation... any division, she will guide you to the proper fit and help you to look your best. Do yourself a favor if you’re considering a show and reach out to her asap.”
BIKINI AND FIGURE
" Michele Welcome is an incredibly talented posing coach, and working with her was a complete game-changer for me. She is truly a professional and an expert in her field. I would highly recommend using Michele as a posing coach to anyone preparing for a show! "
BIKINI AND FIGURE
" Self doubt and fear of failure have been my demons for years. My work with Michele helped me step out of this mindset and into a place where I learned to compete for me. Michele has shown me how to focus on producing the best version of myself and how to hit the stage leading with pride. "
" Michele really teaches you about how posing should be done. It's not just get on stage and flex, it's about confidence, stage presence and finding the angles and movements to really highlight that physique! No one shows you how and teaches you how better. Michele came highly recommended to me and she comes highly recommended from me so much I send my own clients to her for posing. "
PRO BODYBUILDER, PHYSIQUE, AND FIGURE
" Beyond her phenomenal expert knowledge, she was sincerely invested in my success. Her excellent advice, warm smile and encouraging words, along with a hug out the door was what I looked forward to every week to keep me on my focused path. She made sure I never stopped believing in myself, because she believed in me. "
" By nature, I am an extremely shy person and do not like to be the center of attention. Michele helped me gain the confidence I needed to get on stage. Michele helped me pose in ways that best suited my physique. She is extremely supportive and will help guide you every step of the way. There is no one I’d rather work with to prepare for stage ready posing. "
BIKINI & MODEL
" The minute I started working with Michele I knew that her patience and attention to detail were just what I needed to learn a new set of poses and to feel confident in my routine! Michele also gave me phenomenal workouts to help build my back and to build coordination and muscle memory for flaring my lats. I am certain that the work I did with Michele translated to more confidence on the stage and as a competitor. "
" At the age of 41, I decided that I wanted to compete in bikini. This was so far out of my comfort zone, I barely knew where to start. I had never done anything even remotely close to this. Michele taught me how to pose with class and grace, she taught me how to show off my best self, she choreographed a theme wear routine for me, AND she taught me how to flare my lats!! (We dubbed her "The Lat Whisperer"). I never could have done it without Michele! "
Michele has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years having competed in SIX federations, earned 3 pro cards, head judges and panel judges for four bodybuilding federations, and is regarded as a top professional posing coach with the versatility to teach the posing requirements, routines, and stage walks for: men and women bodybuilders, men and women's physique, classic physique, figure, wellness, model, and bikini divisions.
Michele is known for her "keen eye" for even the smallest of details, and her unique ability to transform even the most challenging posing clients and make them standouts on stage.
Michele has created her own teaching style, methodologies, and best practices from her diverse and eclectic education, first hand experience as a competitor, and over a decade of hands-on teaching. She teaches 1 on 1, via her custom weekly group classes (at weeklyposing.com), and has created many custom courses and products to help competitors address specific posing issues and/or to simply gain that competitive edge in their shows.
Michele is also a multiple business owner, including a Real Estate Broker/Agent and Professional Home Stager for 18 years, an RYT-200 Embodyoga instructor, a graduate of the John Casablanca's Modeling and Acting School, a published author, and has earned four nutrition and personal training certifications. She is also the host of "Everything Else" in Bodybuilding podcastwhere she educates on all the secrets to pre and post competition success. You can find her podcast on all major podcast platforms or at EEINBB.com
5 Of The Most Underestimated Components Of Show Prep
In my 20 years of experience, I have found that when preparing for a fitness or bodybuilding show, people underestimate five major things:
1. You are not just posing, you are performing for an audience.
2. How much time it really takes to become good at posing and stage performance (and that it should be done year-round, and not an after-thought).
3. Posing and performing require specific skill development beyond just the literal mechanics of poses. These fundamental skills aren't taught by anyone else (how do I know? Because I created them).
4. Without guidance you are likely to practice the wrong things, and won't know what to do about it; and,
5. How important it is to practice under pressure to be fully prepared on show day.
In bodybuilding federations, the first thing the judges evaluate is how proportioned and balanced your physique is (or how disproportioned your are, if you are in the Wellness category). The head judge will spin you around from front to back with either a series of quarter turns or half turns to evaluate your structure.
If you are in the women's physique, classic physique, or the bodybuilding divisions, you will also have a series of muscularity poses to do.
It is up to you to know how to execute each and every pose in a way that showcases your physique its best.
These poses are not normal shapes and positions that we "normally" do.
Watching a posing tutorial of someone who poses effortlessly and then trying to do the poses yourself are two different things, amIright?
It's like watching a gymnast on a balance beam and then thinking you are going to hop up on that beam and be capable of doing the same thing. Like all of a sudden you've figured out the proper techniques, posture, balance, and stability on how to perform a balance beam routine in those 60 seconds you spent watching the video (you know, the skills they spent a lifetime learning and practicing). Not likely.
Most people underestimate the amount of TIME, patience, and consistency it really takes to become great at posing and stage presence. And how regularly these skills need to be practiced (you will get rusty really fast).
I have worked with HUNDREDS of clients – both men and women and many have become champions. Do you know what stands out about the ones that won shows and became professionals in the sport?
...it's their commitment and dedication to mastering their posing skills!
So if you want to learn and practice the exact skills that will help your posing and stage presence go from "meh" to awesome ...aaaaand have someone *ahem, ME* hold you accountable every week so you are better prepared for show day, then join my weekly posing classes!
Plus, with my kind of accountability, if I see something, I say something. So while you are practicing with me every week, I will suggest posing corrections while we are live. Many people are surprised how I see everything despite it being a group environment. You will not feel left out.
Even if you already have a posing coach, these classes are an add on to your show prep because they will take out the monotony of posing practice and I will hold you accountable every week to get your practice time in (since I will be there waiting for you, lol).
Come join my classes and find out why they are the secret weapon in your show prep :)
Here’s A Recap Of
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Guided Virtual Posing Practice Classes!
Practice all your mandatory poses for your category
Build your posing endurance so you are better prepared for this specific demand on show day
Perform your stage walks and posing routines under pressure
Practice your posing transitions
BONUS! ALL people that register for these classes on February 25th 2023 after the OCB clinic will also receive a FREE posing assessment and road mapping call with me!
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