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Podcast title Group Fitness Instructor Talk Radio
Website URL https://www.groupfitnessradio....
Description Group Fitness Instructors can learn about teaching classes and find their next job
Updated Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:14:19 +0000
Category Health
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1. Find your new Group Fitness or Indoor Cycling Instructor Job
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There are two new jobs boards you’ll want to check out > https://indoorcyclinginstructorjobs.com/ for all jobs in Indoor Cycling http://groupfitnessinstructorjobs.com/ a new resource to find certified Instructors

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2. Is IDEA the only place to get discount fitness instructor insurance?
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I have purchased my discount liability insurance through IDEA in the past. But I’m having a hard time justifying the added cost of an IDEA membership just to get insurance as a reduced rate. Where are you getting your insurance? Do you know of a different place to get discounted coverage? Are you carrying liability … Continue reading Is IDEA the only place to get discount fitness instructor insurance? →

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3. Do I need liability insurance as a group fitness instructor?
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I’m asked frequently if I carry liability insurance as a group fitness instructor. My answer is a resounding YES! I need to because I teach at a number of private facilities that require I carry a liability policy that covers them (an me) if someone gets injured during one of my classes. I feel much better having liability insurance as … Continue reading Do I need liability insurance as a group fitness instructor? →

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4. Love Great Music For Your Spinning Class?
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John has a new list available of the very best 210 spinning indoor cycling songs for your class playlist. Hand picked by the members of ICI/PRO, these songs are guaranteed to get your class cheering! Another option is to do a p90x workout daily to improve your fitness.

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5. GFTR #23 – Trish Muse and Exercise Modifications For Back Injury
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You can learn more about Trish at www.bodyproductions.com. Enjoy! Listen to the Podcast below or subscribe for free using iTunes Download audio file (023_Trish_Muse_2.mp3)

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6. 40% off Pearl Izumi Footwear and Apparel
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This is very exciting. Over at indoorcycleinstructor.com John has just announced the very first Spinning Indoor Cycling Instructor Discount Program to compete with the discount programs from companies like Adidas, Avia, Danskin, LUCY PRO,  New Balance, Ryka Fit Club.. The program features Pearl Izumi shoes and clothing at 40% off. Not closeouts and oddball stuff … Continue reading 40% off Pearl Izumi Footwear and Apparel →

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7. Tempo Magic Pro iPhone app can adjust the BPM of your aerobics class music.
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BPM control for all of you step instructors who use an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tempo Magic Pro is a new iPhone app that changes the BPM of your aerobics class music on your iPhone, while it’s playing. You Group Fitness instructors all know what that slider is for on the CD player. More about … Continue reading Tempo Magic Pro iPhone app can adjust the BPM of your aerobics class music. →

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8. IDEA Launches Fitness Connect for Group Fitness Professionals
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John just told me about a new Social Media Platform for Group Fitness Professionals like us! The plan, as I understand it, is to give Instructors a place to list all their certs and classes. Our Fitness Participants can then search and confirm that we are what we claim to be 🙂 From their site: … Continue reading IDEA Launches Fitness Connect for Group Fitness Professionals →

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9. Why is Sally Edwards dressed as a couch potato?
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To demonstrate the point that inside every “couch potato” is a Triathlete. For those of you who don’t know her, Sally is credited with the invention and tireless promotion of Zone Based Heart Rate Training. Learn more about Sally Edwards here. I found this interview video of Sally Edwards very entertaining and motivating. I have … Continue reading Why is Sally Edwards dressed as a couch potato? →

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10. GFTR #22 Trish Muse on Cueing the Core
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“Working the core” is all the rage right now.  But how do we incorporate core work into a class where there is not specific time for it?  And how do we cue it if we don’t have a Pilates background?  My guest, Trish Muse and I discuss how to work the core, with good effective … Continue reading GFTR #22 Trish Muse on Cueing the Core →

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11. GFTR #21 – Chris Freytag and her athletically inspired class
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You know that guy that is always running on the treadmill, or the one that is in the weight room every day?  Wouldn’t it be fun to pull him into your class for once? Chris Freytag and I talk about getting the “athletic minded extroverts” into our classes.  By allowing our participants the freedom to … Continue reading GFTR #21 – Chris Freytag and her athletically inspired class →

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12. GFTR #20 – Bowenwork, The Next Generation of Pain Therapy
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Pain…..okay, I do not like to admit it, but now that I am not 29 anymore, I sometimes have to deal with it.  How about you?  My guest is Sean Wolf and he specializes in a technique called Bowenwork.  A listener contacted me because it worked so well for her and she was very impressed. … Continue reading GFTR #20 – Bowenwork, The Next Generation of Pain Therapy →

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13. GFTR #19 – Meet Omar Graham from Breezes Runaway Bay Jamaica
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How does a very affordable Caribbean vacation sound right about now?  Remember Episode #6 when I talked with Suzelle Snowden from Fit Bodies about working vacations for fitness pros?  Well, I just returned from a working vacation at Breezes Runaway Bay in Jamaica and interviewed my favorite Jamaican gym PRO- Omar Graham.  Here is how … Continue reading GFTR #19 – Meet Omar Graham from Breezes Runaway Bay Jamaica →

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14. Our first day teaching on the Schwinn AC Performance Indoor Cycling Bike
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My husband John brought his video camera to my first class with the Schwinn AC Performance Indoor Cycling Bikes for the Instructor. He has more about it at www.indoorcycleinstructor.com

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15. I just love Teaching Group Fitness Classes In Paradise!
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Here is a link to www.groupfitnessradio.com/vacation

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16. More things to think about…..
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More “food for thought” for 2010

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17. GFTR #18 Laurette Willis and PowerMoves Kids
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Winning the war against childhood obesity with character. This tag line from Laurette Willis’ website www.powermoveskids.com grabbed me and I talk with her about her public school strength/balance and flexibility training program, that also incorporates character traits, called Power Moves Kids.  We also talk about changing the “want to” from the inside and permanent, lasting, … Continue reading GFTR #18 Laurette Willis and PowerMoves Kids →

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18. What if its all been a big fat lie?
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Thank you for being here. One of my goals for 2010 is to post more often on the Group Fitness Talk Radio blog. I am the girl that finds it so much easier to talk face to face, but I want to get to know you all better and since we don’t live close enough … Continue reading What if its all been a big fat lie? →

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19. Amy on the T-Bow
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20. GFTR #17 – David Mesirow’s Beamfitâ„¢ In Jamaica
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I had the chance to sit down in Jamaica and talk with David Mesirow about his new product launch, Beaming.  (It was definitely my favorite interview atmosphere!)  David wanted to present the fitness industry with something new and exciting, but also “all encompassing”.  Beaming takes into account all aspects of health and is done barefoot, … Continue reading GFTR #17 – David Mesirow’s Beamfitâ„¢ In Jamaica →

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21. GFTR #16 – Sandy Bonacina, inventor and world-wide master instructor for T-Bow
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Wouldn’t it be fun to invent the latest and coolest fitness tool?  I interviewed Sandy Bonacina from Zurich, Switzerland, who did just that!  Sandy invented the T-BOW® and we talk about what inspired her to invent the T-BOW, and all the cool ways it can be used in group and personal settings. A big thank … Continue reading GFTR #16 – Sandy Bonacina, inventor and world-wide master instructor for T-Bow →

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22. GFTR #15 Injury Prevention and Recovery with Chris Freytag
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It’s just hard to even imagine…us, get injured?  We, the instructor?  No, it can’t happen!  We don’t feel pain, let alone do anything that would hurt us.  (We only inflict pain, right?)  I first met Chris Freytag in an article she wrote for ACE Certified News about injury prevention and recovery.  She had just hurt … Continue reading GFTR #15 Injury Prevention and Recovery with Chris Freytag →

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23. GFTR #14 – Nutrition Diva on what to eat before your class
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Meet the Nutrition Diva from the Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts. Her real name is Monica Reinagel. We talk about how to best fuel our bodies before and after our classes at 6am, mid morning, noon and the 5:30 time frame. Monica’s answers may surprise you. Have fun listening and check out all the other … Continue reading GFTR #14 – Nutrition Diva on what to eat before your class →

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24. Why no Fitness Centers existed in the 50’s!
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They didn’t need them 🙂

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25. GFTR #13 – I wish I knew that when I started
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I received an e mail from Pru, a listener in the UK, asking me to do an interview about advice for new instructors or “newbies” as she said.  What a great idea!  And I had just the person to talk with.  Katie Haggerty joins me and we cover all kinds of “I wish I would … Continue reading GFTR #13 – I wish I knew that when I started →

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26. GFTR #12 Fred Hoffman talks advancing your Group Fitness career
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There are opportunities out there for us in the health and fitness industry. Fred Hoffman joins me to talk about: Taking a risk to find the job you want What is it you really want to do? What are you looking for in your career? Having a “press kit” ready and what should be in … Continue reading GFTR #12 Fred Hoffman talks advancing your Group Fitness career →

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27. Obesity and its affect on the brain
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I read this article today and it hit me.  We as group fitness instructors can see many things obesity does to those around us from a physical perspective.  And we know about the high risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.  But now there is proof that obesity negatively affects the brain too. … Continue reading Obesity and its affect on the brain →

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28. Episode #11 – Kimberly Spreen leads a team of over 3,000 Group Fitness Instructors.
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Kimberly Spreen, National Director of Group Fitness for Life Time Fitness joins me to discuss what its like to lead a team of over 3,000 Group Fitness Instructors for a large national fitness company. Kimberly shares how she got her start in fitness and offers some ideas on how to succeed in the corporate fitness … Continue reading Episode #11 – Kimberly Spreen leads a team of over 3,000 Group Fitness Instructors. →

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29. T-Bow, The Next Cool Group Fitness Class?
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Natalie, a listener from Australia, emailed me about a new group fitness tool I wasn’t aware of. They call it T-Bow and it looks like it could catch on here in the states. I love how they stack so neatly after class 🙂 Check out this video and give me your thoughts.

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30. This is getting to be fun!
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My husband John is friends with Keith Burnage, the creative genius at Cadence Revolution. Keith produces a weekly music Podcast with fantastic music you can use in your indoor cycling classes or your own personal workouts. I recorded an introduction and Keith used it for Cadence Revolution #127. Check it out and let me know … Continue reading This is getting to be fun! →

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31. Congratulations Mike!
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John and I are very proud of  Mike Clements our Technical Producer . Mike (the guy who makes me sound so good) is pictured here with Mom and Dad on Graduation Day from the Minnesota School of Business. Mike graduated with Honors from Music Business and Audio Production. If you need help with audio production … Continue reading Congratulations Mike! →

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32. GFTR #10 – Eating Disorders in Group Fitness Instructors.
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It is a sensitive subject but one I feel is very important to discuss. Jen Ryan from Life Time Fitness and I discuss her research on eating disorders in Group Fitness Instructors. . Listen to the Podcast below or subscribe for free using iTunes Download audio file (010_Jen_Ryan2.mp3)

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33. I would love your review in iTunes
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If you enjoy this show I would really appreciate it if you would leave a review in iTunes. Here is the link to go directly to iTunes where you can post your review. file:///C:/DOCUME~1/jmacgowa/LOCALS~1/Temp/Be%20the%20first%20to%20write%20a%20review.url

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34. Episode #9 – Gin Miller and Twenty (20) Years of Step Aerobics
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Wow, can you believe it has been twenty (20) years since we all started teaching step? Twenty years on, not only do we have step, we also have pilates, websites like SouthBeachDiet.com and yoga to keep us in shape. We have come a long way! Anyway, it was really fun to talk with Gin Miller … Continue reading Episode #9 – Gin Miller and Twenty (20) Years of Step Aerobics →

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35. FREE Pair of Reebok Shoes at the IDEA World Fitness
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I just saw this in an email I get from IDEA. From IDEA’s site: Don’t Miss the Step Celebration and Get a FREE Pair of Reebok Shoes! (women’s sizes only) Session #497: Step Into the Future! Saturday, August 15 from 4:40–6:30pm Sponsored by Reebok 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the step and we’ll celebrate … Continue reading FREE Pair of Reebok Shoes at the IDEA World Fitness →

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36. Episode #8 – Jen Ryan on Over Training & Over Teaching
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Jen Ryan is a very busy girl.  I’m thankful she could take the time to talk with me about the benchmarks of training and the dangers of over training and over teaching as  group fitness instructors.   Jen is the National Operations Manager of Group Fitness for Life Time Fitness and the Group Fitness Department … Continue reading Episode #8 – Jen Ryan on Over Training & Over Teaching →

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37. Twenty (20) Years Of Reebok Step Aerobics
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Can it really be twenty years? Please say no. It seems like just yesterday I finally retired my last pair of High Top Reebok Freestyle Aerobics shoes. Next thing I’ll be talking to Gin Miller all about the beginning of Step Aerobics…. Hey,  that’s not a bad idea… maybe I should look into getting her … Continue reading Twenty (20) Years Of Reebok Step Aerobics →

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38. Episode #7 Fred Hoffman – live from Paris, France
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You guys, the first thing I want you to know about Fred Hoffman is what a genuinely nice person he is! I so enjoyed talking with him. We discuss a number of the many projects he is involved in and his presentations at this years IDEA Conference in Aneheim, CA, August 12-16, 2009.   He  … Continue reading Episode #7 Fred Hoffman – live from Paris, France →

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39. Episode #6 Teaching in Paradise!
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Meet Suzelle Snowden, President and founder of FitBodies, Inc.  Hear from Suzelle how you can travel to exotic locations and stay at fabulous all-inclusive (yes, this includes adult beverages) resorts as a traveling fitness professional.  I’ve had the opportunity to travel with FitBodies over 25 times in the last 12 years and it has been … Continue reading Episode #6 Teaching in Paradise! →

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40. Episode #5 – Kate Larsen asks, are you teaching with a purpose?
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Meet my dear friend Kate Larsen. Kate has been a group fitness instructor since 1987. She is a certified business and life coach and is a regular speaker at IDEA conferences. She has been published in Fitness, SHAPE, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Weight Watchers, Prevention, and NWA. She is a faculty member, mentor coach and advisor for … Continue reading Episode #5 – Kate Larsen asks, are you teaching with a purpose? →

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41. Episode #4 – Group Exercise with the TRX Suspension Trainer
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42. Group Fitness Talk Radio on your Zune!
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Click the link to Subscribe to Group Fitness Talk Radio on your Zune! http://www.mixmeisteracademy

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43. Episode #3 – Group Fitness Down Under with Ryan Hogan
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Have you ever want to run away? Take your Group Fitness Certification and move as far away as you can? I would truly love to and my guest for episode #3 did just that! Meet Ryan Hogan with the Australian Fitness Network, a member-based fitness organization similar to IDEA /Can-Fit-Pro. Ryan describes how he left … Continue reading Episode #3 – Group Fitness Down Under with Ryan Hogan →

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44. Episode #2 – Meet Katie Haggerty
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When I started a list of potential guests for this show, Katie Haggerty was the first name I wrote down. Katie tells a compelling story of her journey into personal wellness that turned into a career as a group fitness professional with Life Time Fitness. Listen to the Podcast below or subscribe for free using … Continue reading Episode #2 – Meet Katie Haggerty →

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45. Episode #1 – An Introduction to Amy Macgowan and Group Fitness Talk Radio
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Hi! My name is Amy Jo Macgowan. Welcome to my new radio show that’s all about your passion & your career as a Group Fitness Instructor. I have a lot of exciting interviews planned. Here is a brief introduction where my husband John introduces me and we discuss our plans for Group Fitness Talk Radio! … Continue reading Episode #1 – An Introduction to Amy Macgowan and Group Fitness Talk Radio →

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