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.

My Story of Overtraining Syndrome, Part 4: A Rare Fungal Infection & Surgery

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.

My Story of Overtraining Syndrome, Part 3: A Follow-Up (4-months later)

Summer N. Sides shares her struggles with overtraining syndrome, depression, and addiction through this touching editorial.

My Story of Overtraining Syndrome, Part 2: What is OTS?

Overtraining syndrome is a condition in which individuals experience fatigue and a decline in performance due to excessive training.

My Story of Overtraining Syndrome, Part 1: A Confession & Journey

Summer N. Sides shares her story of overtraining syndrome and the long journey it took to admit she had a problem.

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.

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.

Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Group Fitness Classes

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.

5 Reasons to be a GX Participant Again

One group ex instructor shares 5 tips learned when stepping off the stage and back into the class as a participant. Check out to discover ways to be better.

3 Steps to Avoid Burnout as a Group Fitness Instructor

Life is busy, and sometimes maintaining focus for teaching a group exercise class can be difficult. Here are 3 tips to stay on top of your game.

No Longer Teaching? Are you Experiencing Grief or Depression?

Giving up teaching, whether short term or forever, can cause professional grief. Know the 7 stages and how to cope if you are ever unable to teach.

4 Tips for Longevity as a Fitness Professional

Our bodies get tired, need rest, and need fuel just like everyone else.

3 Tips to Avoid Burnout as a Fit Pro

Keep motivated with these 3 tips for avoiding instructor burnout.

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