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A Setup for Successful Subbing

by: Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA

Skills & Drills

Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls of substitute teaching and make the best of a challenging situation.

If you teach an ongoing group fitness class, inevitably you’ll need a sub. Odds are also strong that you’ll be a substitute at times throughout your teaching career. Whether you are subbing out or subbing in, you want the experience to be the best one possible—for your class, the other instructor and yourself.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 10

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About the Author

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

I have taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 35 years. My fitness career spans land, sea, and airwaves. My writing and speaking career has done the same. You can find me at Fun and Fit: Active Aging Answers for Boom Chicka Boomers. From hosting an international fitness tv program, to hosting an online radio show, to serving as grammar expert on a live show, I have taught, led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar. I currently teach group exercise for Bay Clubs in Santa Barbara and speak at conventions, conferences, meetings in my role as half of My specialty is exercise for baby boomers. Along with my twin sister, Alexandra Williams, we promote active aging for women over 50 irreverently and informatively at our blog We both hold Master's Degrees which helps us offer humorous advice with confidence and a modicum of credibility. But don't take our word for anything. Check out our site, ask a question, make a comment Then decide for yourself.