Why has fitness become an industry where we have to be these perfect shells of a body in order to inspire and motivate others? Discover how an injury 5-weeks before her wedding forever altered Summer Sides’ life and career.
Category: Mindset & Mental Health
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Looking for tools to create accountability and mindfulness in your day. Look no further than these 3 great resources that host live and onDemand sessions.
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.
Hidden disordered behaviors among group fitness instructors masked as: healthy, motivating, and just doing our job (it’s more common than you think)
Eliminate weight-loss centered messaging from your fitness programs to improve enrollment, retention, and improved health outcome
Why do we hear and see body positivity in the female fashion world, but not the men’s? What role do we in the fitness industry play in this? Hear Summer and Mac speak candidly on this conversation while reading this article.
My fit pro heart was made to feel sad recently as a fit pro reverse fat-shamed other fit pros.
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 has always been really hard for me. But an amazing yoga class helped me discover the power of moving meditation.
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.
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.
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.
Summer N. Sides shares her struggles with overtraining syndrome, depression, and addiction through this touching editorial.
Overtraining syndrome is a condition in which individuals experience fatigue and a decline in performance due to excessive training.
Summer N. Sides shares her story of overtraining syndrome and the long journey it took to admit she had a problem.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
Are you motivated or disciplined? Is one better than the other?
Need Inspiration for Your Classes?
Our goal is to make your lives just a little bit easier, which is why we’ve got a great collection of resources to help you plan classes and get inspired to teach.
We write and share stories that help fit pros become
inspired teachers and humans
We want you to thrive as a fit pro – so we’re giving you resources to save you time planning classes. But more importantly, we’re here to support you as you aim to avoid burnout, stay mentally sane, and keep your body healthy.