Creating Preclass Rituals and Routines

by: Olivia Ellis

Skills & Drills

Maximize your group exercise teaching experience by prepping for success before your fitness class.

Do you ever feel nervous before teaching a class? While your main focus is to educate and encourage students—and you know your stuff—there’s also a performance aspect to your work, and that can lead to a case of the butterflies! Professional athletes, actors, singers and public speakers experience similar nerves, and many use routines and rituals to put themselves in the right mindset prior to performing or competing.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 6

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About the Author

Olivia Ellis

Olivia Ellis IDEA Author/Presenter

Olivia Ellis, MS, is a doctorate student studying Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University and specializes in integrating positive psychology into the fitness industry. She is an adjunct professor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and previously worked on the management side of fitness.