I became an NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2005, after more than a decade of experience teaching group fitness. My inspiration came from my participants, my trusted community of followers, who convinced me that it was time to take my career to the next level. It seemed that at least
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
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).
If you’ve ever struggled to teach a class participant a particular exercise or combination that they just aren’t getting, you know how frustrating it
4 Strategies For Reaching Out to New Group Fitness Participants (So They Come Back to Class Next Time)
The easy part of being a fitness instructor or group trainer is welcoming regular participants into class each week. They’re familiar to us, and each other. We see them often enough to know a bit about them: perhaps their history with exercise/injury, their fitness goals, their occupations, etc. We’ve seen