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Tips for Teaching a Special-Needs Participant

October 26, 2009

Has this ever happened to you? You’re all set to teach. Your music is ready, and you’ve done your sound check. The lighting is perfect, and the regulars take their places, be it for indoor cycling, yoga or boot camp. Then, in walks a new person. “Great,” you think. “I’ll greet her and hope she falls into place with relative ease.” But what you don’t expect is that she is not only new but uniquely challenged in a way you’ve never encountered.

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The Enduring Instructor

March 31, 2007

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…

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