Six Principles of Pilates
March 24, 2016

In the Pilates group classroom I often feel a few essentials get looked over.  I have tried to consider and cue for each of these critical pieces of the Pilates puzzle; though, oftentimes I feel my members would benefit from a one-on-one setting to properly address the individual needs among the sea of men and women I see each week.  I’ve gone so far as to hand out a flyer with these Principles and tried once to briefly outline the details on a white board.  I believe these Six Principles of Pilates are equally important and hold like value:

Exercise bikes
March 22, 2016

Creating a themed cycle playlist is a simple, fun means for growing anticipation for your cycle class. When preparing your list, engage your class members on Facebook by seeking requests for themes or favorite songs from particular eras. Creating a private group on Facebook specific to your cycle followers is another fun way to create excitement and keep cyclists interested and coming back for more.

pilates, joseph pilates quotes, happiness
March 17, 2016

“The art of Contrology proves that the only real guide to your true age lies not in years or how you THINK you feel but as you ACTUALLY are as infallibly indicated by the degree of natural and normal flexibility enjoyed by your spine throughout life.  If your spine is inflexibly stiff at age 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”  - Joseph H. Pilates

Exercise bikes
March 6, 2016

Another week of fitness scheduling, planning, and creating is upon us.  If only we were paid for the hours outside the gym we put into all this prep work.  Could you imagine?  As an instructor of a variety of formats, I know it takes effort to come up with fresh ideas that engage our members and clients week in and week out.  It also takes effort to consistently provide music that motivates and entertains.  Music makes the workout happen; it is the beat we are keeping or the encouragement our client needs to push through one more round.


People doing planks
February 4, 2016

Boot Camps are a hot trend on the fitness scene.  A first of the year Boot Camp is an excellent tool to use to increase revenue and client base.

Man spotting a woman doing a bench press
December 14, 2015

Great fitness marketing starts with knowing WHO your best prospective client is.
The better you know WHO they are, WHERE they live, and WHY they buy… the more effectively you can communicate with your target market (and attract them to your business!).
Click here to read “10 Questions to Define Your Best Prospective Client”

SafeCatch. Eat pure. Live pure.
December 14, 2015

Athletes and trainers can feel great eating Safe Catch canned tuna, the only brand that tests every single fish for mercury. 

Exercise class
November 25, 2015

With a background in fitness and dance aerobics, Tracy became a FiTOUR© certified trainer in aerobics and step at a FiTOUR© workshop in 1994. Since then, Tracy has become a successful business owner, teacher and FiTOUR© Master Trainer, leading FiTOUR© workshops in Florence, Oregon. Tracy’s own education and training programs that she runs at her gym in Florence are making waves and changing lives due to the ingenuity, care and experience Tracy brings to them. 

October 28, 2015

Fit Bodies, Inc. is a long time partner and friend of FiTOUR©. In fact, it was a Fit Bodies teaching trip that took our Founder and CEO, Robert Ottis, to the Dominican Republic over 10 years ago to teach yoga at a resort. Robert fell in love with the DR and eventually moved there and calls it home today. We asked Fit Bodies founder, Suzelle Snowden, to tell our customers a bit more about teaching vacations and where they may take you!

NutriMethod. Eat Clean Live Clean
September 27, 2015

“Strength comes in numbers”, an expression meaning an emotional and morale strength drawn from a group of people, has evolved to become “Results come in numbers” for those who desire to lose weight and reach a healthy body composition.  More and more studies are finding that structured group nutrition coaching and programming over self-help is more effective in achieving weight loss goals.  In a study published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), group nutrition coaching participants lost over three times more weight than those in the self-help group.