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January 18, 2017

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016
January 8, 2017

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.

Top 10 Presents Your Favorite Group Exercise Instructor Will Love
December 18, 2016

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!

The Essential & Easy Group Ex Happy Holiday Motivation Tricks
December 3, 2016

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.

FiTOUR Ambassador
November 24, 2016

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?  

FiTOUR: Benefits of Walking
November 18, 2016

Walking is the simplest form of movement.  We do it as a matter of necessity.  We walk to the coffee pot, we walk to the car, we walk into work.  Movement is vital to our bodies and replenishes our mind.  The primary focus, of the fitness industry, is on aerobic or anaerobic exercise.  

The Trainers Big Book of Bootcamps
November 10, 2016

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

The Trainers Big Book of Bootcamps
November 10, 2016

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

FXP Hula Hoop Level 1 Instructor Training
November 10, 2016

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