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Melissa Weigelt

I am owner of Flow Fitness Training and provide continuing education for fitness instructors, specializing in sculpting, stability training, functional fitness, and step. I have been teaching fitness for 20 years and love helping my students to be fit and healthy,. I also truly enjoy sharing my knowledge with other fitness professionals.

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Sample Class: Excellent EMOM

August 21, 2019

If you enjoy teaching (and doing) high-intensity classes, this workout is for you! The “every minute on the minute” (EMOM) protocol is fun, fast-moving and challenging. You start a predetermined number of reps at the top of a minute and rest for the time you have left until the next minute begins. Class participants will enjoy the flexibility of going at their own pace while also being incentivized to work steadily throughout the experience.

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Sample Class: Mindfulness and Strength

April 23, 2019

If you teach high-intensity classes, you may have noticed that many of your devoted students don’t take advantage of gentler options, such as restorative yoga, foam rolling or low-impact classes. Cross-training is necessary for peak fitness and reduced injury risk, yet persuading participants to try something new or different is not so easy. This class, Mindfulness and Strength, prioritizes mindfulness and flexibility.

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Strong Starts

August 22, 2018

The warmup. Is it simply a time for small talk while people trickle in, or is it an opportunity to ignite attendees’ best efforts? This may be the class section that fitness instructors plan the least, yet devoting some time to designing the warmup is really worthwhile. Why? Because starting on a strong note significantly affects the outcome of the entire workout. We want our participants to get the most from our classes, so let’s set them up for success.

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Sample Class: Fun Drills for Boosting Strength

August 20, 2018

Do you love planning your strength training classes but need to find new ways to keep things interesting? If so, this is your class! Offer a challenge boost by adjusting your sequencing and repetitions. This approach helps students stay engaged and in the moment while getting more done in less time. As a bonus, you learn a variety of drills to apply to all your classes.

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Sample Class: Strength by Numbers

March 20, 2018

Do you love planning your strength training classes but need to find new ways to keep things interesting? If so, this is your class! Offer a challenge boost by adjusting your sequencing and repetitions. This approach helps students stay engaged and in the moment while getting more done in less time. As a bonus, you learn a variety of drills to apply to all your classes.

Strength by Numbers Details
Goal/emphasis: muscular strength and endurance
Total time: 40 minutes

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Class Plan: Lower-Body Moves Revisited

August 18, 2017

Help your students improve lower-body strength by taking them through unique variations of the lunge, squat and deadlift. Round out the routine with basic choreography to rev up heart rates and burn extra calories. Play with tempo, range of motion, power moves and compound exercises to challenge your students.

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