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.
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?
You thought you were prepared to teach your group exercise class, but your survival kit and technology fail you, here are 4 tips for surviving those horrors.
Do you want to become a group exercise instructor? Then check out these seven steps and things you should know about the job before you jump in.
Have you ever considered your professionalism as a group exercise instructor? Use this checklist to evaluate and make any needed adjustments.
Did you know that ballet dancers have the same cardiovascular demands soccer players, distance runners, and gymnasts? Read more in this research review.
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.
Learn how monitoring heart rate variability not only helps you reach peak athletic performance but ensures you are doing it in a healthy sustainable way.
Learn how you’re putting yourself at risk for serious health consequences if you’re not eating enough calories for the amount of classes you’re teaching.
Guest Author: Timothy James Butler RD, LD
Kids instinctively play, so let’s capitalize on this concept to hook them with these five basic steps.
A group exercise supervisor reflects on common actions and statements of instructors and encourages fit pros to be there for their participants.
Injuries can impact the life of any fitness enthusiast or fit pro. Here Josh Crosby shares 3 tips learned from mature athletes on how to stay in the game.
Discover why the fitness professional should get offline and stop learning new exercises through videos and get to a live workshop or certification course.
From one crazy fit pro to another: Keep yourself organized to avoid showing up at the wrong gym by color coding your calendar.
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.
Do you understand the differences between teaching in water versus teaching on land? Make sure you do before teaching water fitness classes.