Group Fitness Instructors: We See You and You Are Not Alone

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Group Fitness Instructors: We See You and You Are Not Alone

While many health coaches and personal trainers are figuring out how to offer their services outdoors or virtually, group fitness instructors have largely remained on the sidelines, waiting for the all-clear to return to teaching the classes and interacting with the participants they so dearly love. If you’re a professional who needs a dose of inspiration and a reminder of how important you are to our industry and to those you teach, this letter is for you.

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How to Find the JOY in Exercise

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How to Find the JOY in Exercise

It’s hard to make yourself do something you don’t enjoy—even when you know it’s good for you. This is especially true for exercise. If you find it difficult to stick to an exercise program, ACE Pro Shannon Fable argues that movement should make you feel good and offers tips for finding activities that get you moving and put a smile on your face—even if that activity is less intense or effective than a traditional workout.

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Spring Has Sprung: Why Adults Should Be Working Out on Trampolines

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Spring Has Sprung: Why Adults Should Be Working Out on Trampolines

Mini-trampolines have been around for years, but new programming and improved equipment have given the rebounding exercise trend new life in recent years. Now, new research from the American Council on Exercise suggests that exercising on a trampoline is both fun and effective. Here are three reasons you should consider jumping on the rebounding bandwagon.

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Why It’s Important to Work On Your Business, Not just In Your Business

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Why It’s Important to Work On Your Business, Not just In Your Business

As a health and fitness professional, much of your business relies on showing up and trading time for money, but it’s the work you put in outside of class or training sessions that ultimately serve to ensure your success. ACE Pro Shannon Fable explains why it’s so important to set aside dedicated office hours in your weekly schedule for self-promotion, improving your skills and identifying new streams of revenue to create, sustain and grow your fitness business.

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What’s In Your Gym Bag? Must Have Items for your Group Fitness Class

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What’s In Your Gym Bag? Must Have Items for your Group Fitness Class

When you transition from taking classes to leading classes, your gym bag doubles as your survival kit. A properly stocked bag can make the difference between a great class and a disaster. While fitness clubs and studios should have a majority of the tools we need to teach, there are times when a little extra preparation pays off. Let’s take a look at the must-have, the nice-to-have, and the bonus tools you should consider carrying in your bag.

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3 Ways to Make Your Group Fitness Classes More Effective

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3 Ways to Make Your Group Fitness Classes More Effective

The landscape of fitness is changing. With the increase of boutique studios, small-group training programming and more convenient methods of getting your sweat on (think apps and on-demand players), a group fitness instructor needs to take a look in the mirror and make sure he or she is still relevant. Shannon Fable explains the three P’s of professional group fitness instructors that will help you stand out this year.

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How to Be Consistent When Working Toward Your Wellness Goals

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How to Be Consistent When Working Toward Your Wellness Goals

The beginning of a New Year offers a natural opportunity to press the reset button on our lives. But while January is a great time to wipe the slate clean and start anew, adopting an all-or-nothing approach to the New Year (and a new you!) is likely to backfire. Learn how to set yourself up for success, achieve your goals, and make the most of this brand New Year.

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3 Ways to Help Your Clients Celebrate Small Victories

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3 Ways to Help Your Clients Celebrate Small Victories

What is the secret to helping clients stay motivated and on track to achieve their goals? ACE pro Shannon Fable believes that helping clients celebrate small victories while working toward larger goals is key to helping clients believe those goals are within reach. Whether your clients want to lose weight or simply increase their fitness, these secrets to perpetual motivation will help your clients build the intrinsic motivation that only comes through increased self-confidence.

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Have we gotten carried away with HIIT?

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Have we gotten carried away with HIIT?

It seems the fitness industry has decided you can never have too much high-intensity interval training (HIIT), with the intense modality taking over class schedules across the country. But popularity doesn’t always mean great results, explains ACE Certified pro Shannon Fable, who argues that we’ve gotten a little too carried away with all-HIIT programming, all the time. Could there be a more effective approach?

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