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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.
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GX Managers: Get Your New Instructors Team Teaching

Create the GX team you want by providing team teaching opportunities to new instructors.
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Youth Fitness … Make it Fun!

Discover how one facility has successfully been getting kids active with over 40 youth dance classes per week simply by having FUN!
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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.
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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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15 Tips from Instructors on Managing Feelings of Depression

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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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Social Media Tips and Tricks for Fitness Professionals

The down and dirty on using social media for fitness pro's.
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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?
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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.
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Are You Guilty of These 3 Common Coaching Faults?

Late cues, negative coaching methods, and a focus on only one learning style can all impact a group ex participants experience. Check out tips for success.
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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.
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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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Neuroplasticity: Your Brain & Movement

Cardiovascular exercise is documented to increase brain activity. Learn the science behind neuroplasticity and how to apply it to your classes.
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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.
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Record Yourself to Teach Better Group Fitness Classes

Want to improve your teaching skills, grow your classes, and spend LESS time prepping? Then grab your phone and start taking VIDEO!
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GXunited is New & Improved – Announcing our New Brand & Website

The dreams and realizations of GXunited are getting bigger and bolder every year. This includes our brand identity and our website. Discover what changes were made and how we got to our new look.
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Understanding the Group Fitness Athlete

Rethink your definition of an athlete and look at your group exercise class as a team of 5 different types of athletes.
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Exercise Physiology is Fun! Understand Your Cardiovascular System

Your heart beats, your lungs breath, and muscles work for you - but do you understand how all this happens? Get a quick science review and master technique!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Music & Exercise – Get to Know the Research

Science shows us that music impacts exercise performance; just what group exercise has been saying for years!
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Understand the Science to Create Great HIIT Workouts

High intensity training is great, until it is isn't! Learn the science of how and why to train max effort intensities.
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4 Tips for Longevity as a Fitness Professional

Our bodies get tired, need rest, and need fuel just like everyone else.
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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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4 Reasons Fit Pros Need to Understand Exercise Science

A good group exercise class is about more than walking around and telling participants to do more reps, learn the science to ensure classes have focus and purpose.
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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.
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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!
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Adult Recess. Making Fitness Fun!

As kids, movement used to be a fun experience of playing games and running around on the playground. Bring that memory back in the group exercise studio.
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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.
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Improve Posture & Reduce Lower Back Pain in Group Fitness Classes

6 Tips to improve posture among group exercise participants that focus on building posterior chain strength, stability & mobility, and kinestetic awareness.
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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...
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Create Scientifically Sound Indoor Cycle Classes

"The ignorance of exercise science in the cycling studio has to stop."
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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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How to Coach Visual Learners: Motor & Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons are a special class of brain cells that fire not only when someone performs an action but also when someone observes someone else making the same movement.
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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".
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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?
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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.
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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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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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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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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
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6 Tips for Retention in Group Fitness Classes

Discovering success for the long-term.
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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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“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.