Category Archives: Group Fitness

Eclipse Yoga Playlist

I made a sun & moon themed playlist for yoga. I got the idea from my fitness instructor’s discussion forum & thought it would be fun to infuse the theme for music, as well as poses.

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Moving Group Fitness Music

For my readers who aren’t fellow group ex instructors, we must purchase special music for many of our classes. It’s mixed to consistent perfect 32-count phrases, whereas normal music may have an occasional 16-count bridge. Each song must also transition … Continue reading

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Upward Spirals Abound, Encouragement at the Gym

I’ve posted about teaching “Active Older Adult” fitness classes, and how much I adore the ladies who take my class. They’re very sweet, warm, and appreciative. A few weeks ago, Jane*, who walks with a cane,  started attending. She had … Continue reading

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Breath in the Air and Shift Gears

On my way to teach yoga last night, I wasn’t feeling it. Obviously, I have no choice! I must figure out a way to be ‘feeling it,’ so I can deliver! I had “Dark Side of the Moon” on CD … Continue reading

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Retro Step Aerobics Choreo

I recently used a glute-repeater move with externally circling arms, which I know of as the “Power Circle.” It struck me as “retro,” a popular move from the late 90’s when I first started taking step. So I decided to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Empathy as Group Fitness Instructor

Many people feel awkward and self-conscious attending a group fitness class. And I totally get it. Because I struggle with anxiety myself. Even if I didn’t struggle with anxiety, I’d try to empathize with their feelings– as should all Group … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Blogging again + Legacy – Getting Kids into Fitness

I can’t recall why I wanted it, but I originally started this blog with the URL MegsWellnessBlog. When I changed jobs and had less time to blog, I just let the contract lapse and didn’t pay to renew the URL. … Continue reading

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