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
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...
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...