Can I Get Water?

Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Three: Can I Get Water? Day One (Ten minutes into the class). Client: Can I get water? Me: Sure. (Client walks to water fountain. No one else stops for water. I continue with … Continue reading Can I Get Water?

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My Knee Hurts!

Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Two: My Knee Hurts! Day One (Client arrives late and jumps into class). Client: My knee hurts. Me: Have you previously injured your knee? Client: Yea. Me: Have you seen a doctor about … Continue reading My Knee Hurts!

How Light?

Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter One: How Light? Day One Me:  Welcome everyone! Please get a pair of light dumbbells. Client:  How light? Me: It’s up to you. Client: Like light light? Me: Yes. Client: Like three's? Me: Sure. (Client picks up … Continue reading How Light?

Do’s and Don’ts in a Group Fitness Class

As a group fitness instructor, I am expected to simultaneously please anywhere from 3 - 50 participants on a daily basis. It's only natural that not everyone will share the same expectations. Some people will love and appreciate what you do, while others will constantly critique your every move. I've recently taken over some classes … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts in a Group Fitness Class