Shaping Minds, Shaping Bodies

by: Angela Yochum, MEd

Skills & Drills

Use growth mindset principles to retain fearful participants.

It’s not hard to retain confident exercise enthusiasts who love your classes. The greater challenge is to keep timid, anxiety-ridden individuals, the ones who may need movement the most—and who may become new “followers” if given half a chance to gain a little confidence.

As a group fitness instructor, how do you accomplish this? One way is through understanding mindset. Do you know, for example, why some people don’t bound into your class, eager to take on the front row? It’s not uncommon for people to have exercise phobia or feel ashamed or embarrassed.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 11

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Angela Yochum, MEd

Angela Yochum, MEd IDEA Author/Presenter