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...
Diving headfirst into your fitness resolutions for the year, you might have told your friends you really just want to improve your overall health.But let's be honest. Women want a tight rear and lean, muscular legs.Men want a barrel chest and arms like a rolled roast.Both men and women want six-pack abs.We've put together a few ways to attack those areas - chest, ar...
If you teach indoor cycling, you’ve probably led some type of cadence drill. Have you ever explored cadence beyond that? The cycling term used for pedaling speed, cadence refers to the number of crank revolutions per minute (rpm). While
cadence alone cannot reflect effort, it is
a critical variable that cyclists use to
manipulate intensity and efficiency. Small computer...
It was Gin Miller’s love and passion
for fitness that led to her stepping up
and down on a milk carton to help strengthen her knees after an injury. Shortly thereafter, step training became a fitness phenomenon that has remained popular for almost two decades. She still travels extensively teaching her special brand of creative conceptualism and is a strong advocate for educatio...
This is an exciting time for the health and fitness industry and for the professionals who coax it forward. Driven by both public necessity and professional integrity, the ever-evolving role of the group fitness instructor is poised to make its next big leap. That role started with a first-generation emphasis on simply enticing the public with a “be like me” approach. D...
“Michelle” was completing a movement on a Gyrotonic® tower, supervised one-on-one by her instructor. The exercise involved arching her upper back and shoulders. As Michelle finished the motion, she sat up and began to cry. Startled, her trainer first checked for injury; then, sure that Michelle was not hurt, the trainer stopped the session and took her into a ba...