Exercise Class Confessions: Instructors Edition

Don’t get me wrong, all of us group exercise class instructors love teaching our classes because of the awesome people in those classes. Nevertheless, we’re human, and this is our job. So, every now and then we may have a few choice thoughts about our class and participants. If you think I’m talking to you…I’m talking to you! Continue reading Exercise Class Confessions: Instructors Edition

5 Bits of Advice for Your First Yoga Class

Inspired to try your first yoga class but have no idea what to expect? What to wear? When to show up? Etiquette? Here’s a “how-to” guide to get you started. Continue reading 5 Bits of Advice for Your First Yoga Class

Pound Group Exercise Class Review

There’s a lot going on at Elite Sports Club-River Glen these days. Not only is the location soon to be getting a new look, but also, they’re adding some new classes to the mix! One in particular caught my attention and after the half hour session, I’m telling everybody about this awesome class. It’s called Pound, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, it’s about time you did! Continue reading Pound Group Exercise Class Review

Why YOU are the Key to Group Exercise Class Success

“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps.  We must step up the stairs.”-Vaclav Havel

It’s hard to believe nearly a year has passed since becoming a part of the Elite community. Joining Elite has given me the opportunity to challenge my limits and grow stronger both physically and mentally. Not to mention, I have also shrunk by 16lbs, but what has surprised me the most since joining Elite is something that has just recently snuck up on me out of nowhere. Through the strength of others here, both peers and instructors alike, I have become a leader. Continue reading Why YOU are the Key to Group Exercise Class Success

Which Exercise Classes are Right for You?

Looking for the right group exercise classes is a little bit like shopping. If you don’t have a specific item in mind, wandering the aisles of a store can be overwhelming. Similarly, reading the descriptions on a group exercise schedule can quickly become a confusing mix of adjectives and exclamation points, making it hard to choose the best option for you if you don’t have a specific exercise goal you’re trying to achieve.

As any experienced shopper will tell you, the way to have the most success is to have a clear idea of what you want before you walk in the door. When presented with a myriad of exercise options, it’s easy to make an “impulse buy.” If you make too many decisions that don’t fit your needs or goals, you might lose your motivation altogether!

So, how can you be more efficient with your time at your health club and foster your excitement about the potential exercise has for you? Continue reading Which Exercise Classes are Right for You?