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.
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,
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.
The global average life expectancy is higher today than it was in any country back in 1950. So what does that mean? Well simply put, people are living longer. There could be a number of reasons for this from advancements in technology to people taking better care of themselves. Whatever the case may be, living longer is now more common than ever.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an instructor, you can only hope you are making a significant impact on the lives of your students and clients. When they show up for themselves time and time again you can feel proud. But when you get a shoutout, now that’s gold!
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?
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
Recess is continuing the celebration of Women’s History Month by highlighting two fitness professionals who balance inspiring others to reach their goals and motherhood at the same time. Lizet and Melissa share their stories, what keeps them going, and advice for other professional mamas out here.
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.
This week, as Recess continues to celebrate Black history month, we talked to Nadia Kashouh to uncover her experience of being a black woman in fitness. Read on to learn more about her journey of empowering others through holistic wellness and movement.
In honor of black history month, Recess is highlighting the black voices of fitness professionals on our platform. Inspired by a Self article, which you can see here, we spoke with our own De Bolton and Jamaal Sanderson who were eager to share their own experiences and insights on what it means to be black in fitness.
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.
Are your clients struggling to show up to and make it through your hour long workout? Offering different class lengths to your clients may be something you need to think about to help your clients fit in a workout that meets their scheduling needs while still supporting them to reach their fitness goals.
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.
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.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to check in with yourself and prepare for the upcoming season. We all know that holidays can wreak havoc in managing class schedules, participant numbers, and client motivation.
To say this year has been a rollercoaster would be an understatement. Now more than ever we’re hearing you want a way to give back and do good for the world and your community.
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.
Making the shift from teaching at a gym or studio to using your home as a virtual studio can be a big transition, especially if you never intended to be on camera for a living.