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Krista Popowych

Krista Popowych inspires fitness leaders, trainers and managers around the globe with her motivating sessions. As the 2014 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and a three-time (2016, 2008, 2003) canfitpro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year, Krista has shown an outstanding commitment to fitness. She is Keiser’s global director of education, as well as a Balanced Body® master trainer, JumpSport® consultant, DVD creator, published writer, Adidas-sponsored fit pro and IDEA Group Fitness Committee member. She loves to inspire others through education and movement, and her energy, creative sessions and real-life approach to instructing and training make her a highly sought-after presenter.

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Sample Class: Row and Ride

September 8, 2009

Rowing and riding classes are dynamic workouts with real-life applications to both sports, rowing and cycling. The
introduction of power meters to indoor cycles and various preset programs on rowers have taken these classes to a whole new level. An understanding of the fundamentals of each sport, mixed with a little creativity, is all that is needed for an effective, fun fusion class.

Row and Ride Details

format: circuit

Total Time: 60 minutes
Equipment needed: indoor cycles and rowers

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A Studio Society

October 31, 2005

Step into almost any fitness facility and you’ll likely be overwhelmed by the vast array of high-tech equipment available to members. With so many options, why are people still interested in group fitness? Put simply, it’s the opportunity to participate and share in an experience.
Traditionally, businesses focus on selling goods or services. Yet a truly positive…

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Cuing Beyond Counting

March 31, 2005

One of the many challenges of teaching a fabulous class is getting your message across effectively to participants. For some instructors, simply finding the beat or staying on phrase is difficult enough without having to become proficient at cuing. And yet, cuing is extremely import…

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When Personal Trainers Leave

October 31, 2004

When personal trainers leave your organization, clients may also leave. Owing to the relationships fostered during one- on-one training, it is not uncommon for clients to feel compelled to continue training with the same personal trainers, regardless of where the trainers work. Unfortunately, all client departures hurt organizations financially. Lost clients mean lost revenues. From…

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Paying Personal Trainers

June 30, 2004

This second in a series of articles covering various challenges facing personal training directors examines trainers’ wages. Determining a fair, easily administered wage scale can be tricky. Many elements must be factored in, including trainers’ skills and backgrounds, motivation styles and your facility’s budget limitations.

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Finding and Hiring Qualified Personal Trainers

May 1, 2004

Do you want to hire personal trainers as employees or independent contractors? Consider which type of worker meets your company’s needs. The following points are some of the pros and cons of each type:

Pros: Contractors are independent, require less management time and are responsible for all their own expenses. If the relationship is not working out, ending it at the end of the contract is fairly easy.

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Hop on the Express

February 28, 2003

Fitness participants’ needs are constantly changing and often reflect current trends. Both exercisers and nonexercisers face a similar challenge—finding enough time to exercise regularly or participate in the wide variety of activities available. Many program directors have already recognized the need for shorter fitness classes and are now offering them. Classes that focus on specific body parts provide a popular and profitable way to reach time-crunched participants.

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Celebrating Indoor Cycling: Rides, Races, Drills & Sets

January 31, 2003

Celebrating Indoor Cycling:

Rides, Races, Drills & Skills
By Krista Popowych, BHK


ndoor cycling is not only hotter than ever; it has become a group exercise staple. If you are looking for new cycling games, drills and tips to use in your classes immediately, look no further. We have gone to some of the top presenters from the 2002 World Fitness IDEA…

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Celebrating Indoor Cycling: Rides, Races, Drills & Skills

January 31, 2003

Indoor cycling is not only hotter than ever; it has become a group exercise staple. If you are looking for new indoor cycling drills, games and tips to use in your classes immediately, look no further. We have gone to some of the top presenters from the 2002 World Fitness IDEA® convention to pull together…

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Teaching to Multiple Generations

October 31, 2001

Picture this common scenario. You are just preparing to teach your regular 5:30 pm fitness class when one of your participants asks if you would mind turning down the music a little during the workout. Twenty minutes into the class, another participant announces from the back row, “I love this song! Can you please turn…

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