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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

Wondering How to Become a Group Exercise Instructor?

In my opinion (and probably many other contributors here on GXunited), teaching group fitness classes is one the best jobs around! We get to connect with clients on a daily basis, help them reach their fitness goals, learn new choreography, create great playlists, and do something we are passionate about

Remember What it Feels Like to Be a Beginner: Inside My Story

I was humbled this past week by a friend and fitness colleague who made a comment that implied I was no longer in touch with those just getting into the industry and had forgotten what it was like to be new to learning and teaching. One comment specifically stood out to

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

The Office of Admissions at Oregon State University states, “For teachers and other education professionals, having a broad and comprehensive base of knowledge is vital. If you are a group-fitness instructor (GFI), than you are also a TEACHER. Specifically, you are a fitness teacher. Check out these similarities: A classroom

Jane Needs a Mentor – Tips for New Instructors

Meet “Jane”, a new group-fitness instructor. Read her story and consider what she needs to thrive in her new role. Jane loves her Pilates class, so she decides to take the upcoming “Pilates 101” certification. She is led to believe that at the end of her “certification,” she will be

5 Tips to Create Your Own Fit Pro Career Path

I like the idea of sharing where we started as fitness professionals. I have been asked (so many times) where, when, and how do you get started in this insane industry. I understand the need to have a reference point for people who want to begin teaching group fitness. But

GX Managers: Get Your New Instructors Team Teaching

As fitness directors, one of the hardest parts of our jobs is finding and recruiting new instructors. The problem is that we want great instructors. Instructors that are highly motivated, certified, creative, invested in the success of our facility, and care about their students. When I started out as a

Fit Pros: 5 Reasons to Find a Career Mentor

Megan Lynch is a guest blogger for GXunited, and has over 10 years of experience in management, teaching, and personal training. When I started in the Fitness Industry over a decade ago, I was thrown into the world of personal training and group exercise in such a manner I felt

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

You attended your first training and now you are eager to share your passion, enthusiasm and expertise with a real live class. But how do you take what you’ve learned at a one-day training or from your studies preparing for your certification and land your first job?  Whether you are