Amanda Vogel, MA
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Amanda Vogel, MA

Amanda Vogel, MA, human kinetics, is a self-employed fitness instructor, presenter and writer in Vancouver, B.C. In addition to being a social media consultant, Amanda tests fitness gadgets, gear and clothes and writes about them on her blog www.FitnessTestDrive.com. Find Amanda at @amandavogel on Twitter and @amandavogelfitness on Instagram. She will be presenting workshops at #NASMOptima 2017 on: 1) social media’s impact on body image and the fitness message, and 2) social media marketing for fitness professionals.

Business of Fitness

If you’re still ignoring social media as a marketing/communication tool for your fitness business in 2018, you need to catch up. With few exceptions, strategically using social media is now

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Business of Fitness

These shortcuts make everything from using apps to creating graphics or videos more time efficient and less finicky.

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Certified Personal TrainerExercise ProgrammingFitness Professionals

If you’ve ever struggled to teach a client a particular exercise that they just aren’t getting, you know how frustrating it can feel—for both of you.

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Fitness ProfessionalsGroup Fitness

Receiving positive feedback from group exercise participants about your performance as a fitness instructor can make your day! It feels great to be praised and confirms that you’re on the right track with your teaching. Of course these compliments don’t validate you as a person or instructor—they just point out

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Fitness ProfessionalsGroup Fitness

As a former group exercise manager, I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate countless fitness instructors teaching classes. One thing that always stood out was the association between an instructor’s use of verbal communication and the palpable energy in class (the stronger the communication, the more energy).

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