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Steps to Success
Vanessa Vassallo | 4/2/2012 | Choreography

Step aerobics formats have changed immensely over the last few years. Vanessa Vassallo gets you up to speed on how to make it work for your group exercise participants.

Heart Rate Monitoring for Group Exercise Classes
Paul Robbins | 2/1/2002 | Exercise Science

Following Paul Robbins' cardiovascular programming series, this piece explores the challenges of achieving long-term RESULTS in a group training environment, and gives us some clear scientific guidelines for designing classes to break through client plateaus!

Assessing the Exercise Intensity of Your Exercise to Music Classes
Helen Carpenter-Waters | 12/20/2011 | Exercise Science

Do you and your clients know how hard they are working in your cardio classes? Helen Carpenter-Waters examines whether they are progressing or simply doing the same moves and getting nowhere.

Staying One Step Ahead in Group Fitness
Jayne Nicholls | 8/1/2011

Group fitness expert Jayne Nicholls explores the benefits of Step, and explains why you can't afford to miss the resurgence of this important element of group fitness.

Tackling Legs, Bums and Tums
Jayne Nicholls | 7/26/2011

Jayne Nicholls tackles the controversial subject of how to make LBT a more authentic class experience.

Is Your Choreography Hitting the Mark?
Lincoln Bryden | 7/11/2011 | Choreography

Freestyle choreography has changed immensely in 20 years but one thing has remained constant: people come to class to work out, get fit and lose weight. A well-designed freestyle class can help them achieve that, as Lincoln Bryden explains.

Dance Journey: Fulfilling a Life’s Ambition in Dance Aerobics
Yoav Avidar | 4/23/2011

Yoav Avidar recounts his unique path to becoming a internationally-known dance aerobics instructor.

Tummy, Hips, and Thighs Revived
Lisa Westlake | 1/6/2011

Remember Tummy, Hips and Thighs (THT) classes back in the 80s? The time is ripe to revive the format!

Incorporating Hip-Hop into Group Exercise
Vanessa Vassallo | 12/15/2010

Dance is back, but what if you have no relevant training or background, how are you supposed to teach it? Simple! You are a master of movement already; do your homework, alter your style slightly, evolve your movements and—presto!—you have a new ingredient to spice up your classes.

Step It Up
Delvin Clarke | 12/15/2010

The best step aerobics style and concept you use should be simple – simple to teach if you are an instructor and simple to achieve if you are a participant.

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