Program directors dream of employees who are responsible, respectful, well-rounded and educated. When a director builds a bridge between the group fitness and personal training departments, this dream team becomes reality. The result
is a unified staff with a dual focus: satisfying both the fitness needs of members and the fiscal needs of the company.
Q:The teacher before me is running late again. Our back-to-back classes have only 10 minutes between them, and now my class will start late. What should I do? Barge in? Wait? My class participants expect me to do something. I need advice for handling this problem immediately, when the director isn’t around.
As a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, I will be guided by the best interests of the client and will practice within the scope of my education and knowledge. I will maintain the education and experience necessary to appropriately teach classes; will behave in a positive and constructive manner; and will use truth, fairness and integrity to guide all my professional decisions and relationships.
Why is it that while some participants love your class, others walk out in
the first 15 minutes and never return? Is it your music? Your clothes? Your hygiene? Of course not. Odds are you simply didn’t cue these people in the mode in which they learn most quickly and easily. While you can’t please everyone, you can please most of the people most of the time when you recognize the three primary learning styles and know how to integrate them into your cuing.
Have you created an innovative new program that you would like to share with our readers? We are currently looking for group fitness instructors and personal fitness trainers who have recently designed cutting-edge classes or sessions in the following areas:
small-group personal training
(3 to 5 clients)
By Catherine L. Tully Distinguish yourself as a professional.
Crafting the Exercise Class Proposal
You've reached a point in your career where you are comfortable with your knowledge, skills and ability to motivate. Everyone describes you as adaptable, outgoing and consistent. You've been around long enough to have your own style and, thanks to ideas you came up with while attending f...