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GXunited is New & Improved – Announcing our New Brand & Website

January 2019 The dreams and realizations of GXunited are getting bigger and bolder every year. This includes our brand identity (aka. what we look like) and our website (aka. everything we have to offer). And while we really loved our old website and look, we felt it was time for

3 Tips for Motivating Small Group Fitness Classes

Whether it be the beauty of the outdoors or the craziness of the holiday season, inevitably there will be times when group fitness class attendance starts to dwindle. When this happens instructors start to question their skills or fear management cutting classes – because class sizes have always been the

Ditch Modifications In Your Group Fitness Classes (Yup, you read that right!)

One of the amazing aspects of group fitness is that we have people of all ages, genders, skills, and backgrounds coming together to experience the joy of movement together. With this however, comes the challenge of teaching to all levels and abilities. As group fitness instructors we must understand how

Exercise & Pregnancy: 10 Tips for Group Fitness Instructors

As a group fitness instructor, the first time you encounter a pregnant women in your class you might freak out. Without the knowledge of how to work with this unique subset of women, you suggest they attend a pre or post-natal specific class and “take it easy”. While this may

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

As a group fitness instructor, you should always be looking at how to improve and be better. It’s not enough in this field to simply get our certification and be content. Becoming the best leader is a lifelong process. There are four things that every group fitness instructor should be

5 Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists

The practice of yoga is about balance, connection of the mind and body, and a sense of being present in the moment. This is achieved through various poses (asanas) and breathing exercises that will benefit indoor and outdoor cycling enthusiasts in their performance, mental focus, and in training plans. Sun

BREAKING NEWS! Stages® Indoor Cycling is Announced as Les Mills New Global Bike Partner

On June 6, 2018 Les Mills and Stages Indoor Cycling released an announcement of a global partnership. With this, Stages Indoor Cycling will become the global bike partner for Les Mills programming. If you’re unfamiliar with Stages bikes, they have a revolutionary approach to gear changes and an exceptional computer monitor that

23 Music Resources for Group Fitness Professionals

UPDATED: June 2018 Whether you are teaching Zumba, Cycling, Strength training, Kickboxing or Yoga, music is a vital part of any group fitness class. As instructors we are constantly searching for great new songs to add to our class playlists and motivate our participants to new levels. But as fit

3 Benefits of Barre Fitness for Runners

Where the Road Meets the Barre We often think of our typical runner and barre enthusiast as two very different type of exercisers, but really, they shouldn’t be. Barre is actually one of the best ways for runners to cross train. It offers a low impact workout (which gives runner’s

15 Tips from Instructors on Managing Feelings of Depression

Feeling Down, Should You Rally or Rest? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression is one of the most common mental disorders, impacting an estimated 16.2 million American adults annually – that’s nearly 7% of the US population. Although common, depression is a complicated condition that can