Most fitness professionals will admit that group exercise is the the heartbeat of a facility. It's the space in the club where a unique environment is created, and our clients stay committed to each other for an entire hour. Once a student falls in love with a particular format or instructor, she may be committed to that class for years.
So then, what’s the TRUE responsibility of a Group Exercise (GX) instructor? From the student’s perspective, the GX instructor is charged with the task of wearing nearly a half-dozen hats: an entertainer, a coach, a role model, physical therapist, a DJ. You’re expected to recognize your students by name and remember their personal history. You’re responsible for entertaining while educating, adjusting without being too physical, describing movements in a way that speaks to auditory learners, appealing to the visual, and reaching the sensory seekers without over-stimulating the sensory avoiders.
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