Three secrets to becoming a star instructor
Have you ever wondered what it is that makes some instructors more dynamic and engaging than others? Or maybe you are wondering if there are any set secrets or a formula to achieving ultimate success as an instructor. Today I want to share with you some of the key factors that I believe can help any level of instructor to become a master...
What got you into group X?
I trained as a performer, and so when I began my fitness career, I just knew I wanted to teach classes and work in the gym. After starting my first gym instructor job, I used to watch the classes and envy the instructors the fun they were having. I couldn't wait to do...
Variety is the spice of life
Whenever I hear the expression ‘variety is the spice of life’, I can’t help but think of the Spice Girls lyrics ‘spice up your life’.
I am actually a massive fan. Not of the Spice Girls, but of variety.
Variety, by definition, is the characteristic of often changing...
Tips to Stay in the Game
As a fitness professional, will you start this new year with a bang or a squeak? Do you think to yourself, this year I will make a difference no matter how great or small, or do you think another year of the same?
Here are some tips of how to stay in the game and never lose sight of why you started in the first place:
Secrets to a Good Aquatic Program
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...
Free fitness with a difference
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....
10 years on …
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...
Manipulating Your Voice for Results
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...
Thinking Outside the Barre by Caroline Fleming
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...
How deep is your love?
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,...