Researchers in Australia conducted a qualitative study to identify what is needed to engage and maintain exercise among postpartum moms.
It’s time we come face to face with, well . . . faces! We’ve done a great job with pandemic- mandated virtual pivots, but now we can turn our energy back to in-person learning—and the 2022 IDEA® World Convention is the perfect place where we can face the future together. Without hesitation. Without limits.
Sleep hygiene consists of habits and behaviors that help us to get enough good-quality sleep to leave us refreshed, both physically and mentally. These days, improving sleep hygiene is a priority for many overstressed clients,…
If your clients train together but have different outcomes, part of the reason for this may be fitness genetics.
These programming formulas can easily be adapted to cardio indoor cycling classes, using the four-step system described here.
If you’re looking for a way to improve endurance and fitness without equipment, this body-weight ladder workout is a perfect option.
Group fitness instructors share their experience and tips creating music playlist that appeal to as many as possible.
Many of us in the industry have been feeling lost in the weeds after 2 years of constant turmoil. In this time of renewal, as you work to dig yourself out and sow new seeds of success, it’s important to use all the tools at your disposal so you can grow and flourish.
Billy Blanks was born with an anomaly in his hip joints that left him clumsy and subject to taunts. He found strength—both physically and of character—in karate, and he went on to a successful career as a martial arts champion, bodyguard and movie star. That in itself is a pretty amazing story. But in Blanks’ case, that’s just the preface . . .
In continued celebration of Black History Month, we are sharing a few organizations that advocate for Black health, wellness and representation.
As a group fitness manager, you may already know who your best fitness instructors are. However, you’re lucky if you see your instructors once a week, especially these days, and there’s probably no way to monitor every…
What piqued reader interest this past year? Here we recap our top 5 popular articles that received the most reads in 2021!
Overpronation is a fairly common problem among many fitness enthusiasts, including the ones who take your classes.
Eight veteran group exercise instructors share their insight on the attributes needed to successfully take on the role of fitness manager.
This article identifies how to build a fitness class system while helping current participants discover more and guiding new participants.
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.