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Tatiana Kolovou

Tatiana A. Kolovou, MBA, started her professional journey as a health educator and became an organizational development trainer, public speaker, university professor and executive communication coach. She is a faculty member for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the owner of Ethos Fitness, a boutique fitness studio in Bloomington, Indiana. She is also an ACSM-EP professional and a veteran master trainer for Schwinn® cycling, a Core Health & Fitness brand. Find her courses on LinkedIn Learning or reach her at [email protected]

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A TED® Talk Approach to Group Fitness

March 24, 2017

If you’ve ever watched a TED Talk, you’ve spent 18 minutes wrapped in a message presented by a credible, passionate and often entertaining speaker. TED Talk messages are motivating and thought-provoking. Have you ever considered that engaging TED Talks have a lot in common with engaging group fitness classes?

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Teach Your Class Like a TED® Talk

February 15, 2017

If you've ever watched a TED Talk, you've spent 18 minutes wrapped in a message presented by a credible, passionate and often entertaining speaker. TED Talk messages are motivating and thought–provoking. Have you ever considered that engaging TED Talks have a lot in common with engaging group fitness classes? If not, this article will change your mind! The TED Concept and Group Fitness

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Sample Class: Bricks for Breakfast

October 12, 2009

Cycling classes are famous for inspiring participants to try their first 5K run or sprint triathlon race. “Bricks for Breakfast” is offered at Monroe County YMCA in Bloomington, Indiana, where avid outdoor cyclists seek refuge in the winter months, and fitness enthusiasts prepare for their first triathlon competition.

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Make Your Meetings Memorable

April 14, 2009

Jane manages a staff of 40 fitness instructors, who come together for monthly staff meetings. This month there’s a lot going on. The facility is kicking off a fundraiser, some new equipment is coming that Jane wants to tell everyone about, and she has several other updates. Yet the instructors don’t seem to share Jane’s excitement for the meeting.

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Conflict Resolution Toolbox

November 1, 2004

Conflict in the fitness workplace is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be harmful. Healthy conflict exists in relationships based on trust and respect, and without conflict, teams may be unable to make effective progress or create a shared vision of the future.

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Tour de Teamwork

September 30, 2004

IIf you didn’t get the chance to watch the world’s toughest cycling competition this past summer, you probably still heard about it. The Tour de France recently concluded its 91st race and proved to be more popular than ever. The favored U.S. Postal Service Team captured and kept the lead they established in 1999, and team captain Lance Armstrong became the first athlete ever to win six consecutive individual Tour titles.

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Let The Fish! Fly

September 30, 2001

Imagine that one morning you walk into a new bagel shop in your neighborhood and are
surprised and delighted by the welcome you receive from the high-
energy and engaging staff. Whether they’re boiling bagels or smearing cream cheese on a dozen, they all seem to love what they’re doing; the positive energy is almost palpable. Contrary to the forced, “have-a-nice-day” service scenario that you

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