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Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran

I have discussed jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder,  a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ as described by… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran

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Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

I have to admit that if I wasn’t a part of the Zumba world and I saw someone walk into the grocery store with brightly colored leggings with a plaid shirt tied around their waist, I might have a strange look on my face too. Sometimes you don’t have time to change before you go… Continue reading Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class

Instructor · Interview With a Jammer Series · Zumba

Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop

I have discussed previously in depth about jam sessions and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop

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Teaching Group Fitness as an Introvert

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

Body Pump · Comfort · Fitness Tips · Instructor · R.I.P.P.E.D. · Style · Zumba

How to Dress Comfortably – But Professionally – As a Fitness Professional

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

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The Benefits and Challenges of Subbing Classes

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