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Why Offering Spanish Services Is Crucial To Inclusive Mental Health

This fall, we've been working on a new initiative at Recess.tv—Move For Mental Health, a six-week series celebrating the power of mind-body connection and organizations pushing the fitness industry forward for good.

As we move through the series, we're chatting with different experts to explore the intersections between mental and physical health and the way movement plays a special role in our lives.

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Get Spooky with Class Themes

What is one main thing that keeps you coming back to a fitness class? Many may say it’s the music! With Halloween around the corner, you might be toying with the idea of creating a spooky playlist. Creating a themed class can be a fun way to create an escape for clients while making the workout fun.

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The Importance of Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness does exactly that, it helps you function in your day-to-day life with power and strength.  In essence, it is a form of physical training often paired with interval training and lifting weights.  Emily Kennedy, Women’s Wellness and Fitness Specialist explains that for her the purpose of functional fitness is to make everyday life comfortable and easy.

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Body Positivity Vs. Body Acceptance

Loving the skin you are in is not always the easiest thing to do, it actually might be one of the hardest things you will ever do. However, if you have reached a point in your life where loving yourself the way you deserve has become a priority (good for you!) then you might be confused whether you are more aligned with Body Acceptance or Body Positivity.

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Developing your brand as an Instructor

Today being an instructor doesn’t stop with teaching classes.  The truth of the matter is most instructors today are doing a lot more than teaching classes. They are coaching, writing, working with brands, and much more. Whether you are a veteran or new to the fitness industry getting clear on your niche and how to brand yourself is vital and trust me it’s never too late to figure this out. Jordanna Cheifetz, CEO and founder of JAC Digital Inc. says,

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Back to School and Back to Me

Back to school season for instructors might also mean an influx of students that are returning back to their regular fitness routine. The summer is used for traveling, social commitments, and just simple relaxation. As classes both in-person and online start to fill up again below are three tips to help you and your clients transition back to their routine this fall.

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Marketing Tips for Wellness Professionals

You have an amazing wellness program, a passion to help people, and the drive to do what it takes but you have no idea where to start when it comes to marketing your business? Sure, word of mouth goes a long way, your clients are the best at vouching for you but what if you want to reach a wider audience? Perhaps this is your first time as a solopreneur?  

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What Are The Top Summer Fitness Trends That Work For Your Clients?

These workout trends hit the fitness scene at the beginning of 2021 and are still going strong straight into the summer. Like many trends, some of these options may work for you and the same may not. Keep in mind just because it’s trending doesn’t mean it's ideal for your lifestyle nor do you have to do it.

Take a look at the trends listed below including the pros and cons for each one to help you decide what's worth exploring.

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How To Accommodate Fitness Clients In-Person And Virtually

The fitness space is always changing but now more than ever it has taken a dramatic pivot. Going from strictly at-home workouts last year to now a hybrid model, it’s an adjustment for all of us. Although gym memberships are almost at the same level it was before the pandemic, people are still opting to work out at home and in the studio.

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Creating a Safe Space for the LGBTQ+ Community

Taking the first step towards better health is not that easy, finding an inclusive environment can sometimes make this process even harder. Creating a safe space literally means cultivating an environment where a person can feel confident that they will not be subjected to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other form of emotional or physical harm.

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Ditch Diet Culture Traps As We Kick Off Summer

I am sure you have heard it all before, “Get beach ready”, “Summer bod season”, “Tank top arms” or “Washboard abs”. In some scenarios, this is well-intentioned to motivate clients to work towards a goal during the warmer months of the year. However this can actually cause more harm than good, really think about it.

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Mental Health Awareness for Instructors

Mental Health Awareness Month should remind you of why it’s important to put your mental health at the top of your list and also give yourself room to discover new ways to do just that. Why is this important? As instructors, it’s natural for you to absorb the energy of your clients both good and bad. This can lead to your own turmoil, so finding ways to strengthen your mind is essential.

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How to partner with sustainable brands

 

So you are passionate about sustainability (Sustainability meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations. The three pillars include economic, environmental and social.) and you want to do more to get the word out about the cause but you don’t know where to begin?

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How Has COVID Affected The Meaning Of Health?

Before COVID became a part of your everyday vocabulary it was hard to know that it would change your life forever in so many ways including your health. How you may interact with clients and how you handle your own health has surely been affected in some way or another. “Only time will tell how COVID has affected the meaning of health. We are still only scratching the surface of what we actually know about COVID and its long term effects.” explains Dr. Ari S. Hoschander, MD, FACS

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We're Celebrating Women at Recess for International Women's Day

 

International Women’s Day is March 8th! This year we’re celebrating by highlighting a few of our own women fitness professionals who strive to empower others by providing opportunities for health and wellness in the Recess community. This day is celebrated around the world as a chance to lift up women’s voices, focus on women’s rights, and take action towards ensuring equity in gender. You can learn more about International Women’s Day and find more ways to celebrate here

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What Have You Learned From 2020 That Will Affect Your Fitness Following in 2021?

2020 was a year to remember and turned the fitness world upside down! With the closing of gyms, limited in-person classes, and the expansion of the online fitness world, people can access workouts at the tip of their fingertips. Recess.tv opened its virtual doors in 2020, offering clients and instructors an innovative way to live stream workouts for people across the country to get up and move while maintaining a group-fitness-like atmosphere. 

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Surviving and thriving during busy season

The year is wrapping up which means work is ramping up for trainers and instructors. Soon the New Year messaging will start to infiltrate our feeds and you’ll likely notice a bump in attendance at your classes. We checked in with two Recess trainers, Amy and Caleb, to get their take on how fitness professionals can navigate this season successfully for both their business and their wellbeing.

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What To Wear For Virtual Fitness Instruction Success

An often overlooked component of teaching in-person becomes front and center when you’re on screen - wardrobe! In such a highly visual medium, all the little details of your presentation are part of a client’s experience of your brand during class. We chatted with Recess trainers to get the tips, tricks, and deals you need to look your best on camera.

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How To Record Your Own On-Demand Fitness Classes

You took the plunge and transitioned into teaching virtually. You have multiple classes on your schedule which all take up a lot of time to program, prep, and teach throughout the week. Now is the perfect time to start incorporating on-demand options for your clients, so you can be there for them — even when you can’t. We chatted with our in-house content team CRU Creative as well as Recess instructor and physical therapist, Dr. Megan-Marie Delegas, on how to best utilize VOD to reach your goals.

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