Group fitness programs designed for less experienced and less conditioned participants can make a substantial difference in many people’s lives, but instructors are often tempted to take on an overprotective teaching personality in these classes. “C to the Power of 2 (C2)” is an intensive workshop based upon the interplay between coaching and connecting in the BTS Group Active program. C2 is intended to dispel common myths about teaching to less experienced and less conditioned participants. The intensive suggests a paradigm shift toward empowered coaching that gives participants the ability to succeed in group fitness. This session includes physical training, as well as “brain training” about coaching language, periodization, and learning styles. Fitness professionals will learn how to use connecting and coaching to help participants build a long-term, lasting relationship with exercise.