The GXunited blog is here to elevate the group fitness experience through science backed articles, reflections from fitness professionals, and resources geared towards group fitness. Because it’s time we DEMAND BETTER GROUP FITNESS! 

Remember What it Feels Like to Be a Beginner: Inside My Story

We all fail. We all make mistakes. It's about how we learn from these mistakes and use them to fuel our passion that makes us successful. Hear my story...

Everyone is Watching – Reactions Matter

"Sh*t happens". It's about how you react in the moment that matters to the participants in your group exercise classes. Discover if you're Mariah or Jimmy?

Let’s Demand Better Group Fitness: Breaking Down Cliques

It's time to break down the divide amongst the group exercise community, eliminate the cliques, fight for change in order to UNITE in our mission of fitness

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.

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.

Don’t Let a Bad Attitude Ruin Your Group Fitness Class

It's not about ignoring the negative nelly's, but understanding how to deal with them.

Music, Teaching, & Marketing: What you Need to Know

Become a better instructor with these six tips from a musician, teacher, and marketing professional.

4 Challenges of Life as a Fit Pro

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.

Are You Guilty of These 3 Common Coaching Faults?

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.

Tips for Avoiding Group Exercise Instructor Nightmares

Avoid the tech horror shows that HAUNT the group fitness instructor with the 'fit pro survival kit'.

Record Yourself to Teach Better Group Fitness Classes

Want to improve your teaching skills, grow your classes, and spend LESS time prepping? Then grab your phone and start taking VIDEO!

Exercise Science for Fit Pros: Understanding Muscle Anatomy

Head spin a little bit when thinking about anatomy? Well here is Anatomy 101 made simple!

5 Reasons to Get Certified to teach Water Fitness Classes

Do you understand the differences between teaching in water versus teaching on land? Make sure you do before teaching water fitness classes.

Is Social Media Killing the Fitness Professional?

Has the ability to become "fitness famous" through social media caused a decline in legit fit pros and consumer awareness about educated professionals?

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.

Tips for Using Music in Yoga Classes

Many people love having a soothing and instrumental soundtrack for a yoga class. For others, try using non-traditional yoga music to motivate participants.

Let’s Challenge 3 Common Barre Fitness Class Beliefs

Teach safe barre classes by being educated and understanding false information from popular fads seen in barre fitness classes.

Adult Recess. Making Fitness Fun!

As kids, movement used to be a fun experience of playing games and running around on the playground. Bring that memory back in the group exercise studio.

4 Reasons Fit Pros Need to Understand Exercise Science

A good group exercise class is about more than walking around and telling participants to do more reps, learn the science to ensure classes have focus and purpose.

Tips for Coaching Mixed Level Group Fitness Classes

Coaching mixed level group fitness classes can be challenging. Use these tips to elevate your coaching and make all participants feel like superstars!

Understand the Science to Create Great HIIT Workouts

High intensity training is great, until it is isn't! Learn the science of how and why to train max effort intensities.

10 Tips for Teaching Active Older Adult Classes

Teaching classes for Seniors has unique challenges, and fitness instructors who currently teach, or are considering expanding into teaching seniors should keep a few things in mind, or contemplate thoroughly before taking the leap.

“You’re Teaching What?” and other horror stories from GX substitutes

Being a team player and subbing classes is great...until the participants treat you like the "evil sub".

Fit Pros: Understand How to Train Auditory Learners

Can you communicate with an auditory learner in your Group Exercise Classs?

We All Start Somewhere…The JeffFitnessPro Story

Have you ever wondered where your favorite fit pros got started? Take a look into the career and journey of Jeff McMullen, International Fitness Educator.

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!

My Problem With Your Fitness Motivation

FIT PROS: your job is to help people live healthier & happier lives through education, not to flood their newsfeeds with selfies or "inspirational quotes".

Stay Injury Free in Group Fitness Classes

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.

15 Tips from an Instructor’s Experience as a ClassPass Participant

15 things an instructor learned as a ClassPass participant for one month, attending classes in 3 states and 15 studios.

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.

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.

Is High Intensity Always Best? Heart Rate Variability & Readiness Training

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.

11 Tips for Teaching What You Love By Saying NO

Saying NO is difficult, especially when we love what we do as group exercise pros. Here are 11 tips for saying no and only teaching what you love.

What Type of Group Fit Pro are You?

A group exercise supervisor reflects on common actions and statements of instructors and encourages fit pros to be there for their participants.

Managing the Intimidating and Disrespectful Customer

8 Tips for group exercise instructors on how to survive those intimidating members who make teaching a gut wrenching living hell!

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.

Stop Learning Exercise Technique from YouTube

Discover why the fitness professional should get offline and stop learning new exercises through videos and get to a live workshop or certification course.

7 Tips to Maximize Barre Fitness Workouts

Barre workouts are a fun and unique workout experience that changes the body. Share these 7 tips to help students get the most from every class.

What’s Your Focus as a Group Fit Pro?

Is your goal as an instructor to get as many people into YOUR classes, or to help people find the RIGHT class for them? Ask yourself who's team you're on.

Music Licensing Laws for Group Fitness Classes

Music is essential to your classes, just make sure you don't end up paying huge fines for using it.

4 Tips for Creating Easy and Fun Dance Choreography

Dance fitness is fun for participants, but can often be challenging to choreograph as an instructor. Check out these 4 tips for creating easy and fun classes.

Neuroplasticity: Your Brain & Movement

Cardiovascular exercise is documented to increase brain activity. Learn the science behind neuroplasticity and how to apply it to your classes.

Create Scientifically Sound Indoor Cycle Classes

"The ignorance of exercise science in the cycling studio has to stop."

Fight Childhood Obesity through Youth Fitness Programs

Learn about the childhood obesity epidemic and discover how you can fight childhood obesity by leading group fitness classes in the school system.

14 Pearls of Wisdom for the Indoor Cycling Instructor

14 pearls of wisdom from Dr. Seuss and how to apply them to your life as a fitness professional.

Exercise & Pregnancy: 10 Tips for Group Fitness Instructors

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.

Youth Fitness … Make it Fun!

Discover how one facility has successfully been getting kids active with over 40 youth dance classes per week simply by having FUN!

“I hope we make you challenge the status quo, rethink what you know, and discover new group fitness experiences”

-Summer Sides,
Founder of GXunited

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