Group Fitness American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Winter 2020

Minimal-Equipment Workouts for Group Exercise Classes

Melissa Weigelt
Melissa Weigelt
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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Being a good group exercise instructor (and hybrid trainer) means being a master of improvisation. The ability to adjust class plans on the spot is a necessary skill to ensure ...
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Hybrid Personal Training: A Powerful Way to Build your Skills

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS
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I became an NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2005, after more than a decade of experience 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. ...
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Dealing with Negative Feedback from Group Exercise Participants

Amanda Vogel, MA 0
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 ...
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How Your Voice Can Improve Your Success as a Fitness Instructor

Amanda Vogel, MA 0
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 ...
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How to Attract More Men to Group Exercise

Amanda Vogel, MA 0
As stereotypes go, you could say group fitness is the domain of women. Men are of course welcome. It’s just that, at many facilities, they seem to overlook group fitness classes as a viable workout option. But why? One good guess is the way group ...
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Caloric Burn and Beyond: Yoga Benefits Unearthed

Dana Bender
Dana Bender
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People start practicing yoga for many different reasons. For some, it’s a desire to deepen their awareness of self and their physical body. For others, the reason is to
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Help Your Clients Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for the New Year

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS
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It’s that time of year: Everyone is motivated and eager to transform their physique. As a trainer and group fitness instructor, I love the energy and excitement of people packing into the gym, full of hope and the desire to achieve a strong body and fit ...
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4 Steps to Keep New Year’s Fitness Goals on Track

Angie Miller, MS
Angie Miller, MS
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Don’t wait until clients get off track...Educate them now on how to avoid exercise relapse.
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5 Communication Hacks to Elevate Your Programming

Shannon Fable 0
At a time when the need for qualified fitness professionals is at an all-time high, it’s hard to understand why so many instructors and personal trainers struggle to fill classes or find clients. As an industry, we are trained first to analyze the ...
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7 Ways to Effectively Build Stronger, Larger Glutes!

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Check out Aubrey Worek’s top exercises to build what she calls a million dollar backside!
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