Mindset & Mental Health

We know that mindset matters. So, we’re going beyond just the physical, movement-based science, and digging into the world of mindfulness, mindset, sport psychology and behavior change. We’re here to discuss mental health and bring awareness to the fact that exercise addiction is a real thing, overtraining syndrome can happen to anyone and get an understanding of how to manage stress, depression, and anxiety.

Mindset & Mental Health

We know that mindset matters. So, we’re going beyond just the physical, movement-based science, and digging into the world of mindfulness, mindset, sport psychology and behavior change. We’re here to discuss mental health and bring awareness to the fact that exercise addiction is a real thing, overtraining syndrome can happen to anyone and get an understanding of how to manage stress, depression, and anxiety.

How are you feeling as a fit pro? Summer Sides
Personal Stories
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

How’s life as a fit pro treating you?

Life as a fit pro is amazing, but it can come with struggles and difficultus. The past 2-years has rocked our world, and the journey of being a fit pro became so much harder. So we want to know, what do you NEED right now? What will help you thrive as a fit pro? Take a few moments to give us your insights.

Mindfulness
Josh Crosby

Let Go of the iPod and Train Your Mind!

While music is a key function in many group fitness classes, sometimes letting go on of the iPod and tuning into the body can be the best form of training.

Benefits of strength training for mental health
Anxiety
Charlotte Dunn

5 Mental Health Benefits of Strength Training

Did you know lifting weights can improve your mental health? Check out these 5 research backed reasons why hitting the weights can help combat depression and anxiety.

Summer N. Sides, M.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer N. Sides, M.S.

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?

Burnout
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

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.

Social Media
Jessica H. Maurer

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”.

Social Media
Summer N. Sides, M.S.

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?

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