participants. I often keep demonstrating the easiest variation so that the newer people in my class feel comfortable.
What was the smartest thing you did to grow your career?
Keli Roberts shares the secret to her success.
exercise habit, then add on more time and activities. It’s better to do a little bit often than to do a whole lot every now and then. Be patient and persistent and don’t give up. The results you want may be right around the corner.
How do you avoid injuries?
A career professional who has risen from fitness model to 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Keli Roberts sees opportunities in the industry and takes advantage of them. She enjoys talking to the masses about the benefits of exercise and, as group fitness manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs in Pasadena, California, teaches a variety of classes each week. What are her secrets? Education, hard work and practice, practice, practice.
What is your favorite music mix? Why?
Maintaining my education and certifications keeps me up-to-date on trends and new information. I love to learn. Becoming certified (ACE, ACSM and AFAA) has given me many opportunities. Certification is especially important when working with the media–you have to be on top of facts.
What is your favorite warm-up?
I use a lot of Dynamix’s music. The music is always upbeat and motivating. I often see people in my class singing along with it (that’s a very good sign!). Variety is one of the most important aspects of music. I get tired of music very quickly, so I have a large selection to choose from.
What sources do you tap for new ideas?
It begins with an acclimation period in which I introduce participants to the unstable surface of the BOSU
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