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5 Traits of the Best Fitness Instructor

By Shannon Fable / January 26, 2022

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 action. If you try to boil the contribution down to numbers, you might create a team focused less on winning and more on trying to impress you. It’s time to change the score card and think more broadly about what you value in employees.

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Overpronation in class

Overpronation in Fitness Classes

By Justin Price, MA / December 15, 2021

Overpronation is a fairly common problem among many fitness enthusiasts, including the ones who take your classes.

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Fitness class

Creating a Fitness Class Family

By Daniel Marshall, MS / November 17, 2021

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
participants.

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Fitness classes for the masses

Fitness Classes for Everyone

By Joy Keller / October 20, 2021

Fitness classes abound and it has never been easier for movement-hungry people to find a workout experience that appeals to them.

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Checklist for instructors

Hiring Checklist: Find the Best Talent

By Shannon Fable / October 13, 2021

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 important details. Maybe it’s time to shift your process and think more broadly about what you value in employees. A good…

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Social Media Fit pro

Social Media Cheat Sheet

By Joy Keller / October 6, 2021

If your social media strategy is making you feel exhausted, you’re not alone. Knowing how to market yourself is critical.

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Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Assess Anterior Pelvic Tilt in Class

By Justin Price, MA / August 30, 2021

Chances are if someone had an issue with anterior pelvic tilt before the pandemic lockdown, the lack of movement might have made it worse.

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Look up from lockdown

Look up from Lockdown

By Joy Keller / August 24, 2021

The lockdown created a new space to explore, and there’s less good news, good news and great news trending among fitness consumers amid the pandemic roller coaster. Personal trainers, group fitness instructors and fitness entrepreneurs are ready to meet movement-hungry people wherever they are on the path to health, wellness and happiness. 

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Diverse group workout

How To Create a Workout Community

By Daniel Marshall, MS / July 21, 2021

As we return to the group exercise studio, it’s good to remember how a workout community not only brings us together, but helps us thrive.

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Diverse group in fitness class

Fitness Class as Experience

By Meg Root / June 30, 2021

Is your fitness class just a class, or is it an experience? People are ready to move and are seeking experiences that engage them on an emotional level.

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Family Fitness indoor cycling

Teach a Family Fitness Cycling Class

By Pamela Light, MA / June 9, 2021

Family fitness events are a great way to bring people together and model healthy habits. Indoor cycling is a perfect choice.

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Man performing exercise for seniors

Group Exercise May Help Older Adults Combat Loneliness

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Group exercise not only boosts physical health but, for older adults, may also support mental well-being by reducing feelings of aloneness.

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