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Don’t freak out when a mom-to-be or new mom comes to your group fitness class. Check out these 10 tips to equip yourself with the knowledge to give them a great workout experience.
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.
Get to know Summer N. Sides (Founder of GXunited) with these 12-fun facts.
Barre Fitness is a great cross-training workout for runners. Offering a low impact, core and flexibility focused training session.
Here we reflect on 4 group fitness industry articles and make you ponder or question your beliefs and methods surrounding traditional group fitness.
Elevate your skills for leading active older adult and senior group fitness classes with these 10 tips from an industry veteran.
In 2015 when a friend died from suicide, Summer Sides felt empowered to speak on the topic using her platform of fitness. Here she shares how a fitness class can be a strong platform to discuss mental health and suicide.
Here we honor Labor Day with a tribute to all working people through a fun Labor Day Playlists and theming ideas for your group fitness class.
Understand the importance of selecting an NCCA accredited group fitness certification exam as a group fitness instructor.
In part 4, Summer N. Sides shares her health situation, including depression and surgery for a rare fungal infection, after years of dealing with overtraining syndrome.
Summer N. Sides shares her struggles with overtraining syndrome, depression, and addiction through this touching editorial.
Overtraining syndrome is a condition in which individuals experience fatigue and a decline in performance due to excessive training.
Summer N. Sides shares her story of overtraining syndrome and the long journey it took to admit she had a problem.
Coaching mixed level group fitness classes can be challenging. Use these tips to elevate your coaching and make all participants feel like superstars!
Learn about the childhood obesity epidemic and discover how you can fight childhood obesity by leading group fitness classes in the school system.
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.
Help everyone feel successful in your group fitness classes by ditching modifications and instead coaching to all levels through progressive cues.
Four tips for any group fitness instructor to guide you in becoming the best version of yourself – Love. Learn. Listen. Lead.
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.
On June 6, 2018 Les Mills and Stages Indoor Cycling released an announcement of a global partnership. This is big news for our industry!
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.
While exercise is known to help with depressive symptoms, fitness professionals are not immune to feelings of depression and anxiety. Here 40+ instructors share their personal tips for managing low periods.
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!
Going out on your own as a fit pro can be an exciting adventure, but can also fill you with lots of anxiety. Discover how to manage the anxiety of being an entrepreneur in this guest blog.
What do instructors mean when they say “Engage your core”? Hear from instructors, and learn why we should eliminate this cue from our coaching vocabulary.
15 years ago group fitness schedules were filled with step aerobics classes, today many gyms have all but eliminated step from their schedules. Lets take a look at the history of this iconic group fitness format.
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.
So often, group exercise instructors are among the first to know that a woman is pregnant. This can be kind of intimidating to instructors who may not have a lot of experience working with pregnant participants, but it doesn’t have to be. Get some quick tips on how to work with moms-to-be in your group fitness classes.
Cardio Kick has come and gone, (and come and gone), but what is the future of the cardio kickboxing workout? Has the pre-choreographed formula quashed our creative juices or given us a great place to start?