Summer Sides

Founder, GXunited
Lecturer of Exercise Science, MSU Denver

Summer Sides (MS, CSCS) is a self-proclaimed exercise science geek. She loves exploring human movement and finding ways to help people stand taller, move easier, and perform better. Her training methodology includes a mixture of movement pattern training, yoga philosophies, Pilates technique, and aerobic endurance training.

Her fitness career began over 15 years ago and has provided her with some great opportunities to train athletes, create certifications and CEC courses, and teach group exercise classes. These days she focuses on fitness education as a full time Lecturer of Exercise Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Founder of GXunited.

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GXunited is New & Improved – Announcing our New Brand & Website

The dreams and realizations of GXunited are getting bigger and bolder every year. This includes our brand identity and our website. Discover what changes were made and how we got to our new look.
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3 Tips for Motivating Small Group Fitness Classes

Schedules change and life happens, how do you react when class sizes start to dwindle? Inspire those who are there versus being upset about those who aren't.
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5 Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists

Through the practice of yoga, cyclists can decrease muscular imbalances, which improves riding abilities and reduces injury. Here are 5 benefits of a yoga practice for cyclists.
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BREAKING NEWS! Stages® Indoor Cycling is Announced as Les Mills New Global Bike Partner

On June 6, 2018 Les Mills and Stages Indoor Cycling released an announcement of a global partnership. This is big news for our industry!
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23 Music Resources for Group Fitness Professionals

Discover where to find licensed, edited, and group fitness ready music to play in classes and avoid any music piracy issues for you and your club. 
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The Down and Dirty History of Barre Fitness

Barre fitness workouts shape and tone the body using principles of ballet and dance technique, functional strength training, and yoga/pilates. But did you know that the original format had a much sexier undertone? Learn more about Lottie Berk and the original barre fitness!
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25 Tips for Success as a Group Fitness Instructor from Team GXunited

Team GXunited is filled with some pretty amazing fit pros. Here they share some of the best tips they received from those mentors that crafted the instructor you see today.
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Dance Research – Let’s Geek out on the Exercise Science!

Did you know that ballet dancers have the same cardiovascular demands soccer players, distance runners, and gymnasts? Read more in this research review.
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Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Group Fitness Classes

Coach your participants in a way that fosters letting go of stories that no longer serve them. Understand different mindsets and the fear of failure complex.
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Teaching Tip: Make Your Calendar Explode in Color!

From one crazy fit pro to another: Keep yourself organized to avoid showing up at the wrong gym by color coding your calendar.