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Secrets to a Good Aquatic Program
Stephanie Thielen | 21/03/2017

Over the years as a continuing education provider I have traveled to many facilities presenting aquatic educational workshops. And as a former aquatic director I tend to, from the moment I step onto the pool deck, analyze everything from the pool schedule, to lifeguard placement, to equipment storage or lack thereof. From the oldest... read more

Free fitness with a difference
Olivia hubbard | 14/03/2017

We couldn’t ignore the flurry of free fitness initiatives that are helping to get more people active across the country. Olivia Hubbard experienced two London offerings that each place community spirit at the heart of what they do. It’s common knowledge that Londoners are a unique species.... read more

10 years on …
Zoe McNulty | 07/03/2017

What a difference a decade makes! The other day, I posted a photo on Facebook of me on my 30th birthday and I compared it against one from a couple of weeks ago, as I approach my 40th. I shared them in the same post to show that not much has changed for me physically or facially. I promise... read more

Manipulating Your Voice for Results
Raphael Konforti | 28/02/2017

Participants enter your class. Their first impression may be what they see, but what they first hear is the most important. While body language plays a huge role in motivating participants, it’s your voice that does the work. You’re conveying what’s expected of them and the level at which you expect them to perform. The... read more

Thinking Outside the Barre by Caroline Fleming
Caroline Fleming | 21/02/2017

Barre workouts are here to stay. Participants rave about high-energy (but still low-impact!) classes that tone the lower body like no other. And let’s be honest, who isn’t excited about the chance to get away with wearing legwarmers and a tutu again? Other than a great attitude, the only essential piece of equipment is... read more

How deep is your love?
Gillian Reeves | 14/02/2017

What does love mean to you? Do you think of another person, a feeling, a deep sense of self-worth, or maybe your job? As fitness professionals, we are fortunate to work in an industry that places the focus of supporting others at its heart. We get to encourage, coach and motivate people to reach their highest potential, their ultimate reality,... read more

Defining the Master Barre Instructor
Elizabeth Vino | 07/02/2017

Defining the Master Barre-tender Who is the true authority on Barre, and why does it matter? If you Google ‘Master Barre Instructor’ you’ll get varied results, but nothing official or credible. If you search for ‘Master Barre Instructor’ in Wikipedia,... read more

Building a Following by Gloria Keyloun
Gloria Keyloun | 31/01/2017

Building a Following by Gloria Keyloun How do you build a following? Turning first-timers and occasional participants into regulars, plus trying to figure out what works best can be really challenging. Marketing and promotion can affect everything - like building a small group of participants into a huge following overnight. With... read more

Ambassador spotlight: Louise Gibson
Louise Gibson | 24/01/2017

What got you into group X? I am an ex-professional dancer and teaching group X was a logical progression. I love performing and being up there in front of an audience, and I also love moving to music – the perfect combination. Why do you love group X? I love teaching group X as I feel passionate about helping participants to... read more

Take cover!
Rachel Fortnum | 17/01/2017

Ouch! Sticks and stones may break your bones and, in reality, words can really hurt you! Travel back seven years in time with me. You know the drill, that buzz from your bedside table that startles you awake. Your bleary eyes focusing on that dreaded text message: ‘Please cover my class today/this morning/actually... read more



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