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Angela Yochum, MEd

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.

Barre Fitness for Runners
Barre Fitness
Lauren George, M.S.

3 Benefits of Barre Fitness for Runners

Barre Fitness is a great cross-training workout for runners. Offering a low impact, core and flexibility focused training session.

Anxiety & Depression
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

Class Themes: World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

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.

Holiday
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

Playlist & Themes: Labor Day 2019

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.

Indoor Cycle
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

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.

Anxiety & Depression
Nancy Korf, MBA

15 Tips from Instructors on Managing Feelings of Depression

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
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

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!

Anxiety Fit Pro
Anxiety & Depression
Kelly Coulter

4 Tips to Manage your Anxiety as a Fitness Entrepreneur

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.

History
Caroline Fleming

A Brief History of Step Aerobics

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.

Populations
Sadie Simpson, MHP

3 Tips & Exercises to Empower Pregnant Moms in Group Fitness Classes

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.

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