Angela Yochum, MEd

Angela has two decades of industry experience as an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Director, and Mentor, plus 16 years as a classroom teacher of English and PE. As a teacher at heart, she brings fitness and education together, striving for excellence in the fitness industry. She founded GFIT Education, LLC., to offer more learning opportunities for instructors. On college campuses in the Northwest, she leads cueing workshops, plus teaches group-fitness instructor training programs as partnered with ACE. With a passion for group fitness and education, coupled with Master's in Education, Angela is a staunch advocate for continuing education and career development.

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Jane Needs a Mentor – Tips for New Instructors

Becoming a new group exercise instructor is exciting, until one realizes how much they DIDN'T learn in the weekend course. Finding a mentor can help.
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Are You Guilty of These 3 Common Coaching Faults?

Late cues, negative coaching methods, and a focus on only one learning style can all impact a group ex participants experience. Check out tips for success.
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5 Ways to “Play First, Challenge Later” in Youth Fitness

Kids instinctively play, so let’s capitalize on this concept to hook them with these five basic steps.
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Youth Fitness … Make it Fun!

Discover how one facility has successfully been getting kids active with over 40 youth dance classes per week simply by having FUN!
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6 Tips for a Successful Kids (Dance) Fitness Program

Let's get our kids more active! Use these 6 tips from an educator and fitness professional to develop successful youth dance, fitness, or sports programs in schools, community centers, and gyms.
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Stay Calm when Disaster Strikes as a Fit Pro

Tips and tricks from a group ex instructor on keeping your cool in order to cope more effectively during moments of crisis in the fitness studio.
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Kids Fitness: Emphasize Effort, Not Achievement

It is important to focus on a growth mindset when working with kids - one that encourages effort versus intelligence.
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Take Your Education Beyond the 1-Day “Certification” Workshop

Group fitness instructors hold many of the same responsibilities as classroom educators, yet are not held to the same standards of learning. Why Not?
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Bringing Group Exercise into Schools: Dance, Strength & Yoga

Group exercise instructors can fight childhood obesity and increase physical activity in our youth by teaching exercise classes in the school system.
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The Group Exercise Professionals Checklist

Have you ever considered your professionalism as a group exercise instructor? Use this checklist to evaluate and make any needed adjustments.
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Fight Childhood Obesity through Youth Fitness Programs

Learn about the childhood obesity epidemic and discover how you can fight childhood obesity by leading group fitness classes in the school system.