As group exercise instructors, we can get wrapped up in creating
choreography, choosing music, cuing effectively and teaching proper
technique. While all these aspects are important, we sometimes lose
sight of the overall picture and miss the opportunity to connect with
You likely started teaching because you wanted to help people on their wellness journeys, but being an introvert can pose challenges.
Adding a mobility workout to the cooldown may kickstart the parasympathetic nervous system. Try the following sequence.
To keep this kickboxing workout with song-mapping simple to instruct, each song has different patterns for the verse, chorus and bridge.
Exercise, life purpose and happiness are a trio of ideas that enhance each other in meaningful ways. While your clients might not agree about the happiness part when they’re in the middle of a set of burpees, linking all the beyond-the-biceps benefits together can provide motivation and greater success.
Fitness classes abound and it has never been easier for movement-hungry people to find a workout experience that appeals to them.
There’s a checklist for every task, it seems, even if it’s purely mental. However, when it comes to hiring the best group fitness talent, it’s important to formalize a checklist so that you cover all…
The landscape of the fitness industry looks different these days. Fitness enthusiasts and newcomers alike are approaching the gym with a different perspective. Large gyms with big groups are not as appealing, nor is the price tag of a personal trainer. Small group training (SGT) via boutique studios, private trainers, or online platforms is the preferred activity of fitness participants, especially for personalized instruction. SGT also remains the number one profit center in clubs. If you are stuck in a rut of instructing one-on-one training or group classes (online or in-person), now is the time to enter the “Sweet Spot” of SGT, increase your offerings, and begin earning your worth.
The traditional fitness facility has typically been viewed as a place to work out and play sports in order to change one’s physical appearance. However, this has shifted. Wellness—which includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness—has become the buzzword of the decade, and today’s fitness facilities have begun offering a myriad of services, hoping that people will view these locations as the local wellness center. To cover the full wellness spectrum, however, you need to combine forces with other health modalities.
What Is Meditation? Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way fitness is an approach to training the body. Someone with no knowledge of fitness tools and methods may think her…
This cardio, core and balance class incorporates lower-intensity unilateral balance and core moves in between cardio intervals.
The warmup is an obvious time to prepare muscles and educate people about their bodies. Why not use this time for movement preparation?
Whether you’re instructing virtually or in person, small exercise equipment still tops the list of effective do-anywhere, use-anytime tools.
Could we all learn to embrace fitness business collaboration to improve the quality of knowledge and programming for everyone?
Chances are if someone had an issue with anterior pelvic tilt before the pandemic lockdown, the lack of movement might have made it worse.
If you are a personal trainer or group exercise instructor and your facility offers a functional training zone, you have a great opportunity to impact members by offering fun new training programs.
Strong evidence shows that Pilates training is an effective conditioning method for healthy individuals, particularly those wanting to increase core stability. Furthermore, Pilates can be a game-changer for athletes. Benefits of Pilates Training Here’s a…
In studying physical activity’s effect on depression, researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany found that exercise simultaneously lifts mood and boosts neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change. It is neuroplasticity that lets us adapt to challenges…
Group fitness instructors: If fitness is your career and not just a hobby, you should treat the hiring process the same way you would if you were applying for a full-time job
With many gyms open again—some after long closures—IDEA put three questions to five fitness pros from around the country: Are you now operating at full capacity? How are clients adapting as they return to the gym?…