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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.
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“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.
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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.
Angela Yochum, MEd Like

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.
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25 Tips for Success as a Group Fitness Instructor from Team GXunited

Team GXunited is filled with some pretty amazing fit pros. Here they share some of the best tips they received from those mentors that crafted the instructor you see today.
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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.
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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.
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How to Keep the Gym Active During the Summer Months

Summertime, can be a great time to assess your teaching style and strategies, make new connections, take inventory on your business, and maybe even get your creative juices flowing.
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Fit Pros: Are you Eating Enough Calories?

Learn how you’re putting yourself at risk for serious health consequences if you’re not eating enough calories for the amount of classes you're teaching. Guest Author: Timothy James Butler RD, LD
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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.
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Don’t Let a Bad Attitude Ruin Your Group Fitness Class

It's not about ignoring the negative nelly's, but understanding how to deal with them.
Angela Yochum, MEd Like

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.
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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.
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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.
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What’s Your Focus as a Group Fit Pro?

Is your goal as an instructor to get as many people into YOUR classes, or to help people find the RIGHT class for them? Ask yourself who's team you're on.
Angela Yochum, MEd Like

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.
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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.
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The Importance of Microphones, Windscreens, & Mic Belts for Group Fitness Instructors

AV systems are vital for group fitness instructors. Save your voice with a microphone. Keep the equipment safe with a windscreen and microphone belt pack.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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".
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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!