My First Instructor Audition

I was recently presented with a very spontaneous opportunity to teach a strength and conditioning class. My training focus has been kickboxing, and the...

How To Pass The AFAA Group Exercise Exam

How long to study? As I mentioned in a recent post, I have been working on getting my group exercise certification from AFAA. A few days...

The Negative Class Participant

Training is never easy, it's called training for a reason. You are "training" your body to be stronger. The whole idea is to challenge...

Podcast: My first Zumba class

So this weekend marks the beginning of a new era in fitness for me. This was the first time I took on and taught...

Afraid of rejection

I know this is a fitness site, but let's take a few moments to talk about rejection as it pertains to teaching group exercise. When...

Knowing your participants as a former participant

Long before I started teaching group exercise, I was a group exercise participant. I was in the trenches with all of you. I joined...

Being a new instructor

A few days ago I had a new person show up and introduce themselves to me. One of the gyms I work for hired...

Unsolicited advice

Today I was practicing Zumba at the gym, I spent about three hours training with my wife. I am a very friendly and social...

Motivating People To Push Beyond Their Limits

There are different ways to motivating people to push beyond their limits. Some people may agree with me on this, and some won't. I...

Walking During Group Classes

A couple of days ago, I was in one of my group fitness classes. This particular one was kickboxing, and I was in the...

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