I taught my Tuesday class last night for the first time in quite a while. Due to work conflicts, I had to sub 3 weeks in a row (yes, 3 weeks!). I hated to do it, but I really had no choice.
I gave the class adequate notice. Because I was still teaching on Saturdays, I saw many of my regulars who told me that they didn’t attend the Tuesday class or when they did, attendance was pretty low.
Supposedly last week had only 2 people in class. Based on that, I was a bit nervous that no one would show yesterday.
Well, that definitely wasn’t the case. The class was almost full (only 4 empty bikes). This was a huge relief. It felt great to be back!
That said, I felt a bit guilty (or bad) that the subbing instructor didn’t have nearly the same experience. As an instructor, I know that it’s much more enjoyable to teach to a full house than to one or two people.
My group is very loyal to me and while I’ve found subs who are OK, I haven’t really found anyone with a similar style (or rather I did, but she moved).
Has anyone else experienced a similar feeling of feeling bad for the sub? Just curious!