Blogs about Group Fitness Classes

The Principles of Fitness Episode 9- Jay Nixon

On this episode of The Principles of Fitness Podcast we acknowledge fitness authority Jay Nixon.  Jay is the Chief Motivation Officer for Thrive Fitness Studio located in Palm Desert, CA, and he is absolutely KILLING IT! Thrive Fitness Studio consists of over 200 members in an 808 square foot facility.

How Cross Training can Transform your Body

The importance of cross training involves combining strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility and mindbody disciplines on a weekly schedule is a key component to avoiding a fitness plateau along with injury prevention. We as humans fall easily into a habit of doing the same routine and our bodies adapt and adjust to the comfort and ease over time. Also neglecting other areas of fitness can lead to injury and overuse.

The Best Rooftop Fitness Classes in London

You don’t have to be bored in your fitness classes this summer—it is time to experience skyrocketing adrenaline of the capital while in fun fitness sessions  

Comfort Zones In Group Ex - Do you have a favorite spot?

In the front, middle or back of the class is perfect!  After all buzz words are location, location, location!  We all have our comfort zones in the group exercise environment.  Me?  Unless I'm instructing or presenting my favorite spot is about as far back as possible!  In the early years I often turned the class around where the back became the front and vice versa.  Please forgive me if you were in one of those classes!  We all have our comfort zones of physical space where we excell.  Group ex is one of those places.  Stake out your place

Forget About Calories

Recently a spin instructor told me how a couple mentioned to her that they burn the most calories during her class compared to the other instructors.

PUSH PULL PEDAL PLANK CLASS

TRX Suspension Training comes together with Spinning class to give you a full rounded workout. Strength training, Flexibilty and Cardiovascular all wrapped in a one hour class.

Why you should not only train with a certified and licensed fitness professional, but one with a primary certification

Did you know that anyone could go to a park or rent a space and offer fitness classes, claiming they are an expert just by putting themselves in a position to lead others? Scary, huh? Experience is great, don’t get me wrong, but knowing that you have a trainer who has been through a training and certification program to teach yoga or Pilates, for example, is important because it means they have learned from master trainers the safest and most effective ways to exercise in this discipline.

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Think you have to be fit to take a fitness class? Think again!

One of the most common fitness class misconceptions that I encounter is the notion that you have to be at a certain level of fitness or have some sort of expert knowledge or experience to join the class. This is so false! Fitness classes are designed to help you get fit, or maintain your level of physical fitness. There is no requirement that you need to possess a certain amount of skill to join a class, or that you have to ‘be good enough’ to take the class.

Why I don't offer drop-in rate options

Since opening in August 2015, I’ve been asked numerous times if I have a drop-in rate for classes. Some of the reasons people give for desiring drop-in rates are that they want to try the class to see if they like it first (understandable) or that they’re too busy to regularly attend classes, which let’s face it, most people are overbooked these days.