How to make more money as an instructor in 2024
Group Fitness Real Talk
by SH1FT Fitness
1M ago
We ALL live in hope that 2024 will be the year that instructor pay improves. But… this podcast is called group fitness Real Talk, and the real talk is that any big shifts - not matter how well deserved - don’t seem very likely.  So how exactly can you make more money as an Instructor in 2024?  I think you need to get smart in how you use your time and how you seek opportunities. And this is the subject that I’ll be discussing in this epsiode with Rosanna Tucker from CoverMe.  Now I know that you’ve already got a headstart of the average instructor because you’re listening to t ..read more
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Pre & Postnatal Fitness - What Every Instructor Should Know
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Danielle Spangler
1y ago
As a GX Instructor, you’ve undoubtedly had pre and postnatal people in your classes. This is why it's important to have a solid foundational knowledge in how to provide these members with a safe and effective workout. ⁠ In this episode, Will speaks to Danielle Spangler, an industry expert on pre and postnatal fitness.  ⁠Danielle has written many articles for fitness journals and education outlets about this very topic. Not only is she a GX Instructor herself, but she also owns a studio, Beach Life Fitness Boutique, as well as COREMOM Fitness, specializing in prenatal, postpartum, and wome ..read more
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What Instructors NEED To Know About Social Media
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Rachel Holmes
1y ago
Today on the podcast, I'm talking with Rachel Holmes about all the things Instructors NEED to know about showing up on social media in 2023. Rachel is both a fixture in the UK fitness circuit and also smashing it on social media right now, so I really wanted to pick her brain and get her top tips for GX Instructors. Rachel is a seasoned fitness professional who transitioned from being a BMX champion (yes, you read that right) to a fitness Instructor, and is now teaching fitness professionals how to monetize their knowledge and build recurring income.  In this week's episode, Rachel gets R ..read more
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How To Package Your Proposition with Kelly Coulter
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Kelly Coulter
1y ago
Today on the podcast, I'm back with repeat guest, Kelly Coulter. Last time, Kelly came on to talk about the three biggest business building mistakes that Instructors make when they start out teaching online. If you haven’t heard that episode yet, be sure to give it a listen (you can find that here)! Now for this episode, we're talking about something a little different. Most Group Fitness Instructors are GREAT at understanding how to create a class, deliver it, and cultivate community. But many struggle in trying to put that into a business plan or creating a product that they can sell to make ..read more
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The Science Behind Creating A Killer Playlist
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Nikkie & Sam from Pure Energy Go
1y ago
This is one of those episodes where we’re going to keep it REAL and hit you right up front. We think that a lot of Instructors listening to this podcast have entirely the wrong idea about rights-included music.  We get it! You like to use the music that you hear on the radio in your classes. But we are living in a digital age where record companies and production houses are going to make it more and more difficult for you to use that original artist music in your classes, particularly online.  At SH1FT Fitness, we believe in giving Instructors as many strings to their bow as possible ..read more
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Pump No More? The New Rules for Strength Classes
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Sam Rider
1y ago
Programming real strength development training in a group fitness setting has always been a challenge. But if you can do it well, it can be the biggest opportunity for you as a group fitness instructor to attract a broad audience of people to your classes. The question is, how exactly do you achieve effective strength development when you're dealing with the constraints of the group in the setting? And why is the strength development audience so attractive?  In today's podcast, we're going to tackle these questions head on. We will look at the evolution of strength training as a group fit ..read more
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Menopause and Fitness: What No One Tells You with Tracy Minnoch
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Tracy Minnoch
1y ago
Here at SH1FT Fitness, we like to make sure we are giving our instructors what they want in terms of education, product, as well as the topics they want to hear about on this podcast. We recently conducted a global instructor survey and were really stunned by the number of instructors who wanted to hear more about menopause, hormones, and their impact on both class members and instructors. Well, you asked and we’re answering! Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with friend and colleague, Tracy Minnoch. Tracy was previously on Episode 12 talking about Studio Fitness in Your 50s, but since then ..read more
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How to be Extraordinary as a GX Instructor with Jayne Nicholls
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Jayne Nicholls
1y ago
You may have noticed I took a break from the podcast over the summer to recharge - but I'm back and super excited for the shows we are bringing your way for the rest of 2022.  Today's guest, Jayne Nicholls, is a fixture of the UK fitness industry, an International Fitness Presenter and the creator of Freestyle Fitness Yoga which is the UK's leading contemporary yoga program designed specifically for qualified fitness instructors.  Jayne is the perfect guest for us to jump back in with, because as you're going to hear, she is 100% team 'Real Talk'. She doesn't beat around the bush wit ..read more
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How to Teach a GREAT Cycling Class with Sarah Stoneley
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Sarah Stoneley
1y ago
Here today on the podcast is a cycling expert who you may recognise from our R1DE format, Sarah Stoneley. Sarah is a Master Trainer at 1Rebel and currently the Head of Brand Development for 1Rebel Saudi. I met Sarah back when I was the General Manager of ClassPass. At that time, I attended a number of boutique classes, and Sarah’s quickly became one of my favorites, mostly because she was one of the best cycling Instructors I had taken class with. In this episode, Sarah and I chat about her transition from the fashion industry to group fitness, the top qualities she looks for in a great cycli ..read more
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How To Stand Out and Reach More People as a Fitness Instructor
Group Fitness Real Talk
by Ann-See Yeoh & Will Brereton
1y ago
This week, we're doing something a little bit different. We are giving you a bonus episode, and this time, the tables are turned! I’m being interviewed by Ann-See Yeoh, a yoga and mindbody expert and teacher, for a special seminar series she hosted for Mindbody Fitness Professionals. Ann-See and I have known each other for a long time and worked together at Les Mills. She also has a great Facebook group linked in the show notes below, so be sure to check that out. We chat about how to have longevity in your fitness career, the future of mindbody classes, how instructors can tap into their uniq ..read more
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