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Question of the Month

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Dec 08, 2010

Mind-Body-Spirit News

What strategies are you using with any of your mind-body classes to encourage newcomers to stick with the program? In other words, how do you convert the “first-timer” in a Pilates, yoga or tai chi class into a regular? For example, are you offering special introductory workshops, more individual attention, handouts, or introductions to other classmates? If yes, what approaches are most successful?

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA’s mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Palm Beach, Florida, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at www.shirleyarcher.com.