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Afraid of rejection

I know this is a fitness site, but let’s take a few moments to talk about rejection as it pertains to teaching group exercise. When…

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Is Zumba enough to get fit?

Recently, someone asked me if Zumba was enough to get fit. You know, simply walking is enough if done the right way. My point is…

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Knowing your participants as a former participant

Long before I started teaching group exercise, I was a group exercise participant. I was in the trenches with all of you. I joined the…

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Don’t choose the easy way out!

Someone asked me why I make things harder for myself, rather than easier. They cited my playlist in my first Retro Fitness Zumba class yesterday….

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Being a new instructor

A few days ago I had a new person show up and introduce themselves to me. One of the gyms I work for hired her…

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When participants try to run your class

I’ve been teaching for the better part of a year now, and I’ve crossed over through many formats. I’m not just a kickboxing instructor, a…

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Your warm up sets the tone in group exercise!

Allow me to explain how and why your warm up sets the tone in group exercise! Yesterday I was once again confronted by a sea…

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