Group fitness instructors are key players in building a successful fitness center. They touch more members in 60 minutes or less than any of your other staff. This quality time can set a strong foundation for program growth, increased revenue, new-member attraction and, most important, member retention. When you consider an instructor’s impact on member experience, the need for a comprehensive ...
Abbie Appel is best known for her unique use of strength equipment and for her ability to tweak a basic movement and make it fresh and exciting. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Appel is a seasoned, internationally recognized fitness educator and group exercise instructor. She is a ...
Group fitness instructors: Do you think there’s a difference between saying, “Work hard to feel good” and saying, “Work hard to get rid of that tummy?” A new study suggests that the language you use during class can impact a female participant’s decision about whether or not to return. The results appeared in a recent issue of Psychology of Sport and Exercise
No new talent. A dearth of qualified instructors. Young people not interested in teaching. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone—many markets across the country lack qualified professionals to teach group fitness. How can we reverse this trend? By hand-picking our newest talent and molding them into the instructors we wish we had! Mentoring novice instructors can help revitalize a group fitne...
If you happened to catch Robert Steigele’s session “Up, Down and All Around” at IDEA Fitness Fusion—Chicago™ last April, you already know about his keen sense for choreography and multiplanar movement. Steigele is based out of Toronto and draws upon a diverse background and more than 18 years of fitness experience. He is a consummate professional w...
Carol Murphy is known for her precise
execution of movements in well-designed
classes. The knowledgeable owner and fitness
director of FitLife in Rochester, New
York, is a continuing education specialist
and the national programming director
for Resist-A-Ball®, among many other
things. Her vision for success in the fitness
industry can be stated in two words: helping
For instructors who want to incorporate “brain fitness” into
their class curricula, training is now available on what types
of exercises and activities improve memory, concentration,
decision making, stress management and the ability to deal with
change. SharpBrains i...