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.

Where You Lead, Will I Follow? – 4 Tips for Every Group Fitness Instructor

Four tips for any group fitness instructor to guide you in becoming the best version of yourself - Love. Learn. Listen. Lead.

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.

Wondering How to Become a Group Exercise Instructor?

Do you want to become a group exercise instructor? Then check out these seven steps and things you should know about the job before you jump in.

The Group Exercise Professionals Checklist

Have you ever considered your professionalism as a group exercise instructor? Use this checklist to evaluate and make any needed adjustments.

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.

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.

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...

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

Take Your Education Beyond the 1-Day “Certification” Workshop

Group fitness instructors hold many of the same responsibilities as classroom educators, yet are not held to the same standards of learning. Why Not?

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?

Jane Needs a Mentor – Tips for New Instructors

Becoming a new group exercise instructor is exciting, until one realizes how much they DIDN'T learn in the weekend course. Finding a mentor can help.

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.

5 Tips to Create Your Own Fit Pro Career Path

So you want to be a fitness professional? Awesome! In this crazy diverse field, check out 5 tips Jessica H. Maurer discovered along her journey.

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.

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".

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.

Stay Calm when Disaster Strikes as a Fit Pro

Tips and tricks from a group ex instructor on keeping your cool in order to cope more effectively during moments of crisis in the fitness studio.

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!

“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".

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.

Generate Energy for your Next Group Exercise Class!

We all have days when energy is low and motivation to teach just isn't there. Get 5 tips for generating energy on those days.

“Oh Sh*t” Moments as a Group Fitness Professional

After 15 years of teaching group exercise I've got my share of horror stories. Here are 6 stories of how I created my own personal nightmare within a class.

Marketing Your Group Ex Classes: What Is Your Fitness Brand

Have you taken the time to think about how you want to be perceived in the fitness industry and worked to develop your personal brand around this?

What’s Your Niche as a Group Fit Pro?

Let’s face it. As humans, we can't do it all. There's no way to be perfect, knowledgeable, and practiced in every form of group exercise possible.

Write Your Best Group Fitness Class Introduction

Hook your participants in from the beginning and let them know what to expect from your group ex class.

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.

Is Your Group Fitness Certification Scientifically Sound?

Science-based classes are key to successful group exercise programs. Directors and consumers need to critically evaluate instructors and classes.

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

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

I’m a Certified Group Exercise Instructor…Now What?

Whether you are teaching aqua, bootcamp, cycle, or a dance class, there are key strategies you can implement to go from the front of the class to the stage!

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.

Tips for Avoiding Group Exercise Instructor Nightmares

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

5 Strategies for Quick Class Planning for Fit Pros

Being a group exercise instructor can be very time consuming; check out these five tips for keeping yourself fresh throughout your career.

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.

Fit Pros: Be the “Go To” Substitute

I jump at the chance to get in and sub a class and you should too!

6 Reasons to Take a Sick Day as a Fit Pro

Sometime its better to just stay at home instead of hacking a lung out during class.

3 Tips to Avoid Burnout as a Fit Pro

Keep motivated with these 3 tips for avoiding instructor burnout.

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