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Petra Kolber

"Petra Kolber is an author, speaker, podcast host and most recently a DJ. In 2018, she released her first book, The Perfection Detox, which was recently translated into French and Spanish. Petra has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry and has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the 2018 canfitpro Specialty Presenter of the Year and the 2001 IDEA Instructor of the Year. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time, and works with individuals and companies to help them get unstuck so they can become unstoppable."

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The Skinny on Happiness

September 15, 2014

As a culture, we are obsessed with pursuing the perfect body, and the media tell us that once we drop the weight, get the six-pack and fit into our size 2 jeans, then we will be happy.

But what if we have it all wrong? What if the opposite is true? What if being happy brings us body satisfaction?

Here’s the Skinny

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Ending on a High Note

January 18, 2011

A cool-down that taps into the power of emotions makes a great ending for your class. Last impressions are lasting impressions. Whether your session was a huge success or didn’t go quite the way you had planned, a cool-down that connects movement to music will have participants leaving on a high note.

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Sample Class: 3, 2, 1 Dance

September 30, 2007

So you think you can’t dance? You don’t need to be a professional dancer to teach a fun, heart-pumping, soul-soaring dance-based class. If you can walk, you can dance—it takes three easy moves. The only differences are style and a touch of attitude. Also, if you don’t believe that you can dance, how can you instill confidence in your students? If you help them believe that they can dan…

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More Than Luck (becoming a fitness presenter)

May 31, 2003

More Than Luck
Use these basic guidelines to make the transition from terrific teacher to paid presenter.
By Petra Kolber


he number one question I get from convention participants is “How do I become a presenter?” Oprah Winfrey said it best: “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” Although I was lucky to partner with Reebok early

in my career, I had paid my dues long before thi…

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