2016 came and went in the blink of eye. They do that you know. When we look ahead toward 2017 doesn’t it seem like so much time is there - so many things to do and accomplish. So much possibility. But when you turn around and look back at 2016 instantly you are faced with the reality of the rapid passing of time. It goes so fast. 2017 has A LOT coming from FiTOUR. We are loaded with new certifications and cec courses to release, with new concepts to tighten, with new video, and we are excited! Looking back at 2016 though we are incredibly thankful and encouraged.
Christmas is my favorite time of year! I absolutely LOVE to buy presents for my friends and family. It just feels good to make a person smile with the simple act of kindness. If you are looking for a gift for the Group Fitness Instructor in your life, I have created a list that will surely WOW her and brighten her day. All of these items are available on Amazon; strike quickly and you will have these just in time for Christmas!
All year we’ve seen these cats come in and out of our studios. They have delicately balanced on this challenging pendulum of being “good”, being “normal”, being “lazy”, and being “driven”. Now it is December and really, let’s be honest, they think all bets are off. The extrinsically motivated humans of the world are overwhelmed by the parties, baking requirements, family gatherings, and corporate festivities. Our brains are programmed to eat well or not eat well by WHAT WE EAT. Our bodies are programmed to feel well or not feel well by HOW ACTIVE or INACTIVE WE ARE.
As we approach the Holiday season, people are consumed by family gatherings, company parties, and festive attitudes. Do we just ride it out on a sleigh of good wishes and say, “I’ll work on my fitness and nutrition come January 1?” How do we, as fitness professionals, instill continued motivation in our clients and class members?
The final portion of my interview with Alise Oliver on her The Trainers Big Book of Boot Camps is really getting into the meat and potatoes of advice for instructors. What are the challenges, who does i
In my search to find resources for the FiTOUR instructors to help you meet the needs of your clients and class participants I ran across this exciting new resource, The Big Book of Bootcamps, by Alise Oliver. I had the honor of sitting down to talk with Ali
Yesterday I took a very fun fitness certification course: FXP Fitness Hula Hoop Level 1 Instructor Training. The class was held at the Fit To Be You studio in Naperville, Illinois. It was attended by a handful of women, all with a variety of experience in fitness. The owner of the studio, a fitness enthusiast, an instructor of 15 years, another studio owner, a hula hooper ready to turn into an instructor, and another woman just beginning
The book Partner Workouts is soon to be released and I had the opportunity to talk with the author, Laura Williams. In part 1 of my interview with her, we spoke about her career, work with Girls Gone Sporty, and her perspective on careers in fitness today. She gave me some great tips on incorporating partner exercises into fitness programming and the how-to of some of the delicate challenges that arise.