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Pre Choreographed vs. Freestyle Programming – The Great Debate

Today, we find ourselves in a bit of a debate: Freestyle instructors vs. those who prefer pre-choreographed programs.
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5 Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists

Through the practice of yoga, cyclists can decrease muscular imbalances, which improves riding abilities and reduces injury. Here are 5 benefits of a yoga practice for cyclists.
Summer Sides Like

Making a Yogi out of Anyone: 2 Flows for Any Class

Everyone can benefit from yoga, here are 2 flows that any fitness professional can incorporate into workouts to build strength, balance, and flexibility.
Jessica H. Maurer Like

5 Tips for Fun Filled Dance Fitness Classes

5 Tips for getting the most out of your participants and having fun in your dance fitness classes.
Shane Barnard Like

The History of Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Cardio Kick has come and gone, (and come and gone), but what is the future of the cardio kickboxing workout? Has the pre-choreographed formula quashed our creative juices or given us a great place to start?
Summer Sides Like

The Down and Dirty History of Barre Fitness

Barre fitness workouts shape and tone the body using principles of ballet and dance technique, functional strength training, and yoga/pilates. But did you know that the original format had a much sexier undertone? Learn more about Lottie Berk and the original barre fitness!
Leslee Bender Like

Let’s Challenge 3 Common Barre Fitness Class Beliefs

Teach safe barre classes by being educated and understanding false information from popular fads seen in barre fitness classes.
Leslee Bender Like

“What the Tuck” – Fix that Anatomy in Barre Fitness Classes

Stop compromising the body in barre classes with the crazy tucked pelvis position! It does not allow for neutral posture, ultimately causing risk of injury.
Angela Yochum, MEd Like

Kids Fitness: Emphasize Effort, Not Achievement

It is important to focus on a growth mindset when working with kids - one that encourages effort versus intelligence.
Christy Sanchez Like

What is a Drumming Group Fitness Workout?

Drumming fitness classes are one of the hottest fitness trends, allowing participant to get a full-body workout while feeling like a rockstar!
Lauren George Like

3 Benefits of Barre Fitness for Runners

Barre is a great cross-training workout for runners. Offering a low impact, core and flexibility focused training session.
Sadie Simpson Like

3 Reasons to Stop Saying “Engage Your Core” as a Coaching Cue

What do instructors mean when they say "Engage your core"? Hear from instructors, and learn why we should eliminate this cue from our coaching vocabulary.
Lauren George Like

8 Tips for Your First Pilates Class

Pilates can be intimidating for a new participant. Help ease these fears in your classes with these 8 tips for first time Pilates members.
Jennifer Sage, MS Like

Create Scientifically Sound Indoor Cycle Classes

"The ignorance of exercise science in the cycling studio has to stop."
Jenn Hall 1

A Little Dance Choreography to Spice Up Interval Training

No matter which type of HIIT class you are teaching, you can add some fun, function and flexibility with some dance choreography - GRAPEVINE FUN!
Jessica H. Maurer Like

4 Tips for Creating Easy and Fun Dance Choreography

Dance fitness is fun for participants, but can often be challenging to choreograph as an instructor. Check out these 4 tips for creating easy and fun classes.
Laura Olinger Like

5 Reasons to Get Certified to teach Water Fitness Classes

Do you understand the differences between teaching in water versus teaching on land? Make sure you do before teaching water fitness classes.
Angela Yochum, MEd Like

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.
Lauren George Like

7 Tips to Maximize Barre Fitness Workouts

Barre workouts are a fun and unique workout experience that changes the body. Share these 7 tips to help students get the most from every class.
Lauren George Like

Tips for Using Music in Yoga Classes

Many people love having a soothing and instrumental soundtrack for a yoga class. For others, try using non-traditional yoga music to motivate participants.
Leslee Bender Like

How to Avoid Foot Injuries in Barre Fitness Classes

Barre Fitness Instructors, did you know that excessive plies in releve put participants at risk for injuries in the feet, knees, and ankles?! Check out why.
Caroline Fleming 1

A Brief History of Step Aerobics

15 years ago group fitness schedules were filled with step aerobics classes, today many gyms have all but eliminated step from their schedules. Lets take a look at the history of this iconic group fitness format.