Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Four: You've Lost Weight! Day One Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Two Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Three Me: (Wears shorts). Client: You've lost weight!!! Don’t be that guy. Weight loss … Continue reading You’ve Lost Weight!
I recall a time in first grade, getting permission to use the restroom, which was located way on the other side of the school! At least it felt that way at the time. Upon my return, I started looking for my seat in the classroom, but something wasn't right. The room looked a bit odd, … Continue reading Are you in the Right class?
Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?
I've been getting asked the same question from many of my group fitness participants after class, "How do I stretch this?" as they point to an area on their body. While they may know that stretching is good for them, they may not know when it's good for them! When do you need to stretch? … Continue reading Should You Really Be Stretching?
After a long, eventful - or maybe deliberately lazy - summer, a new school year has arrived! It would be wise to take action now by organizing your time, before things become hectic! Sure, you have your class schedule in place, but have you developed a schedule that involves study time, exercise and leisure time, … Continue reading Back to School Tips for the College Student
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