Category Archives: Group Fitness

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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My Aerial Yoga Experience

I decided to share my experience with aerial yoga from over a year ago. It’s doing yoga poses in/ with a giant sling of fabric suspended from the ceiling. I hated it.

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