The term “introvert” has many meanings. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll hear a variety of definitions for the term. To me, there’s no negative connotation attached to being an introvert. I am a self-proclaimed introvert. I like to have alone time to recharge and can come across as shy due to my quietness… Continue reading Teaching Group Fitness as an Introvert
I’ve discussed in the past (see here) about individual style as an instructor but, there’s more to it than just that as a fitness professional. Your look as an instructor is just as important as any other type of dress code for a job. The main difference is that you want to be comfortable while teaching… Continue reading How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional
As a group fitness instructor, you will be asked to sub a class at some point. This can be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I still go through those feelings when covering someone’s class. It’s totally normal to feel different types of emotions when you are helping another instructor out. Here are… Continue reading The Benefits and Challenges of Subbing Classes
You know that phase where you are tired of your routine and feel like quitting? One name for that is the burn out phase…and it isn’t fun. This applies to all aspects of your life: workouts, teaching classes for instructors, or everyday tasks. This rut we get in can be difficult to escape. I’ve definitely… Continue reading The Burn Out Phase
When I first started my journey teaching Zumba Fitness I wore typical gym clothes to teach because that’s what I owned and it made sense, since you sweat all the time. Once I became more immersed into the Zumba community I quickly found out that most Zumba instructors had some sort of style they preferred… Continue reading Class Style AKA Swag
So it’s your first time in a Zumba Fitness class, or maybe even your first time in a group fitness/exercise class in general; first things first, great job on finding the courage to try something new! Trying something for the first time is always a bit scary, exciting, and maybe even nerve racking. Don’t fret… Continue reading First Time
You might wonder what kinds of shoes to wear in different fitness classes. For Zumba, I prefer a high-top type of sneaker that has a slicker bottom with a flat bottom and/or some sort of “pivot point.” My go-to brands are Zumba Fitness brand shoes, Reebok, and Ryka. Currently I wear the Reebok Hayasu. These… Continue reading Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes!