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Stacey krauss

Stacey Lei Krauss (SLK) is the creator of CARDIO YOGA®, a willPower Method® program. An industry visionary, she pioneered the foot fitness category and considers moving meditation to be the next dimension of fitness. Drawing from studies in shamanism and Reiki, SLK explores self-awareness through meditation, somatics and empowering postural feedback. She earned her 500 RYT in Mysore, India, but considers herself a “fitness-chick”, having represented prominent brands as a program developer, including Schwinn®, BOSU®, Peak Pilates®, Nike and Vibram® FiveFingers. SLK now explores exercise with responsible cannabis consumption, designed for students seeking alternative physical and emotional healing.

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See, Feel, Manifest

February 22, 2017

Group fitness has become a pop-culture pathway to physical and emotional health. Consider the many opportunities you have to color and shape people’s lives, off the bike and beyond the mat. Although you’re paid primarily for teaching safe and effective exercise, your influence extends much further, since your class may very well be the best part of your students’ days. So, beyond the workout, why do your students return?

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Tips On Using Metaphors in Class Instruction

February 9, 2017

To read more about how to use metaphorical cues, please see “The Extraordinary Group Experience, Metaphorically Speaking” in the online IDEA Library or in the June 2016 print issue of IDEA Fitness Journal. If you cannot access the full article and would like to, please contact the IDEA Inspired Service Team at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7.

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The Extraordinary Group Experience, Metaphorically Speaking

May 18, 2016

Group fitness has become a pop-culture pathway to physical and emotional health. Consider the many opportunities you have to color and shape people’s lives, off the bike and beyond the mat. Although you’re paid primarily for teaching safe and effective exercise, your influence extends much further, since your class may very well be the best part of your students’ days. So, beyond the workout, why do your students return?

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Sample Class: Barefoot Boot Camp

March 1, 2011

Barefoot training finally hit its stride in 2010. Many people began wearing footwear that offered little to no support so that ground reaction forces would have a better chance of making it up the kinetic chain. Others simply took their shoes off, went outside and started running. However, as the barefoot training trend has grown…

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The Coffee Klatch

March 31, 2007

I’m always looking for ideas to inspire my classes, and I’m usually pretty brave about what I’ll try. I search for new music, novel ways to use the studio space and unique cuing methods. I also look for interesting and different ways to get students absorbed in their 1-hour class experience. An approach I call “The Coffee Klatch” works wonders in cultivating …

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Sample Class: Performance-Driven Indoor Cycling

December 31, 2005

Have you ever eaten a cupcake from the Magnolia Bakery in New York? The cake itself is delicious—rich and flavorful. The icing is smooth and not too sweet. If you ate the cake alone, it would be a little dry; but if you ate only the icing, it would make you sick!
Indoor cycling has something of a “cupcake” personality. Some instructors are technical, athletic-ba…

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Eyes on the Prize

April 30, 2005

Every aspect of your class is an opportunity to guarantee participants have a reason to return. In my willPower & grace™ class, I take a goal-oriented team appro…

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