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New Year, Be You: How to set New Year’s Resolutions without Overwhelm

The new year brings with it a surge of motivation for many people. Let’s call this the resolution rush. The resolution rush has everyone excited to start fresh. The gym floor is crowded. Studio waitlists are packed. Seems like all anyone is talking about is how they’re going to make BIG changes this year. We’re…

What to look for in a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel a little bit like navigating the world of dating.  Much like someone trying out a new personal trainer or group class for the first time, whether or not someone comes back is not just based on how much they sweat. People base their decisions on whether or not to…

How to know when it’s time to add mindfulness to your fitness classes:

It’s quite difficult to stay in the present moment. Even outside of the gym or studio, our brains like to toggle between past-mind and future-mind. And for our students, working out is often accompanied by difficult thoughts and emotions: frustration over not seeing changes quick enough, or thoughts of being “less than” or “not enough”…

All The Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Not a Waste of Time

You just finished teaching a particularly challenging group exercise class and decide to end the session with a bit of quiet reflection. Your students aren’t used to the tradition of Savasana, and some have even admitted to you that they dislike yoga, so you decide to ease them in gently, offering options for different ways…

When and where can you use mindfulness in your fitness classes?

The great thing about mindfulness, is it can be practiced at any time. This means you can use mindfulness techniques at the beginning, middle, and end of your group fitness classes or personal training sessions. At the start of your class you can cue grounding techniques to help your students arrive, ease out of their…

Using Mindfulness To Overcome Your Nerves Before Teaching Fitness

“How did you get over feeling anxious before teaching?”  Can I loop you in on a secret? I’ve been teaching for over a decade and I still get incredibly nervous sometimes before teaching. Teaching fitness classes is essentially the ultimate form of public speaking. Not only are you speaking in front of a group of people, you…

Your Most Important Role As A Fitness Professional

As a fitness instructor or personal trainer, you play a pivotal role in your client’s overall health, and it’s not what you think. You are in the prime position to help your clients prioritize their mental health along with their physical health. What can you do as a fitness professional to promote mental wellbeing? Prioritize…

Mindfulness While Getting Ready To Workout

Think about all the things you do to get ready for the gym. Finding the right pair of shorts or leggings, making sure you have your Hydrojug. What about all the things that are often overlooked because they happen so often?  Brushing your hair, putting on your shoes, sipping water…these are all opportunities where you…

Mindfulness: The Simple (but not easy) Act of Paying Attention

What is mindfulness? It might be easier to think of times when we are not mindful. Driving home after teaching several classes back to back at the studio, pulling into your driveway and realizing you can’t remember the trip home. You were too caught up wondering if that one student liked your class. Or perhaps…

Do you REALLY need a teacher for meditation?

This is a great question to ponder, and one I’m sure you’ve asked yourself before considering enrolling in a meditation course, signing up for a live workshop/class, or booking a reservation for a mindfulness retreat. I can hear myself wondering the same thing before I began my 100 hour meditation teacher training, “Do I really…

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