How reverse fat-shaming caused me insecurities as a fitness professional
My fit pro heart was made to feel sad recently as a fit pro reverse fat-shamed other fit pros.
Do you embrace stillness or run from it? Your journey towards mindfulness
Have you ever thought about what stillness means to you? Do you resist it or do you embrace it? How does this impact you physically and mentally?
Meditation is really hard for me, but I’ve found a way…
Meditation has always been really hard for me. But an amazing yoga class helped me discover the power of moving meditation.
How one instructors words made me feel & the letter I wrote to the studio owner
Words really do matter….Discover how an experience in a yoga class made me feel so bad about myself that I wrote a letter to the studio owner.
TOPLUS Eco Yoga Mat – Rainbow: A Review & Pictures
Summer N. Sides recently discovered the TOPLUS Eco Yoga Mat, check out her review of using the mat as a yoga teacher.
Fitness Brand Reviews: Born Tough Athletic Wear
Summer Sides had the chance to review an outfit from athleisure brand Born Tough, check out her experience.
My Response to COVID-19 as a New Yoga Studio Owner
18-days after taking over ownership of Greensboro Downtown Yoga we were forced to press pause due to #covid19. We found the positive by creating the Movement Mantra Project.
30+ Clothing Discount Programs for Fitness Professionals
Check out these 30+ amazing athletic wear, athleisure, and fitness accessory companies offering discount programs for fitness professionals.
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.
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.
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Summer N. Sides…
Get to know Summer N. Sides (Founder of GXunited) with these 12-fun facts.
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.
4 Group Fitness Articles to Make You Think: September 2019
Here we reflect on 4 group fitness industry articles and make you ponder or question your beliefs and methods surrounding traditional group fitness.
10 Tips for Successful Active Older Adult Fitness Classes
Elevate your skills for leading active older adult and senior group fitness classes with these 10 tips from an industry veteran.
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.
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