Whether it be the beauty of the outdoors or the craziness of the holiday season, inevitably there will be times when group fitness class attendance starts to dwindle. When this happens instructors start to question their skills or fear management cutting classes – because class sizes have always been the
The practice of yoga is about balance, connection of the mind and body, and a sense of being present in the moment. This is achieved through various poses (asanas) and breathing exercises that will benefit indoor and outdoor cycling enthusiasts in their performance, mental focus, and in training plans. Sun
On June 6, 2018 Les Mills and Stages Indoor Cycling released an announcement of a global partnership. With this, Stages Indoor Cycling will become the global bike partner for Les Mills programming. If you’re unfamiliar with Stages bikes, they have a revolutionary approach to gear changes and an exceptional computer monitor that
UPDATED: June 2018 Whether you are teaching Zumba, Cycling, Strength training, Kickboxing or Yoga, music is a vital part of any group fitness class. As instructors we are constantly searching for great new songs to add to our class playlists and motivate our participants to new levels. But as fit
“It is true that everything worthwhile in life is worth working hard for, and surely it is worth a little hard work to achieve a super shapely body that works well, a body full of vitality that makes you feel happy to be alive.” -Lottie Berk Barre fitness is hot!
Team GXunited is filled with some pretty amazing fit pros. Guys and gals who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of exercise science, programming, and group exercise instruction. But you know what, they all started out as just ‘normal’ everyday people who wanted to inspire others through the
Dancers are artistic athletes, creating expression and beauty through the use of their body. This form of athleticism requires great amounts of strength, flexibility, balance, control, endurance, and aerobic stamina. Research has shown classical ballet dancers to work at intermittent levels of 80-94% of VO2max within classes, rehearsals, and during
Our lives are simply an interconnected weave of unique stories that come together to shape our existence. For some, these stories are full of positive emotions and memories. For others their stories carry moments of darkness and despair. But everyone has stories; and often one’s ability in life comes down to
As a fit pro you will inevitably teach at multiple locations. Your days will be filled with driving from one gym to another to engage and inspire new groups of people. This is AWESOME! However, it can get a little tricky, especially if you are subbing. And I should know.
I was humbled this past week by a friend and fitness colleague who made a comment that implied I was no longer in touch with those just getting into the industry and had forgotten what it was like to be new to learning and teaching. One comment specifically stood out to