What are the Benefits of Certifying in Multiple Group Fitness Formats?

I’ve been a kickboxing addict almost since the first Tae Bo video hit the shelves. I became certified in that format and set out to get a class at a gym. I was great at Tae Bo! Billy Blanks even put me in one of hit videos, and I thought that would be enough.

I couldn't have been more wrong!

I had no idea how difficult it would be to get a class at a gym. There were a few reasons why my first auditions didn’t go well. First of all, I wasn’t very experienced. Second, I wore baggy sweatpants… in a size XL.  But aside from that, my biggest disadvantage was knowing ONLY Tae Bo. I was asked at every audition what other formats I could teach, and I had to answer, “Just the one.” 

Being a GX instructor is just like anything else in life… the more you learn, the more valuable you become. You can become a translator if you know two languages. You can become a highly sought after translator that works for a secret agency in the government...

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Strength, Cardio, Flexibility: Which is More Important?

If we lived in a world where time was not an issue, you would do best to attend to each element of fitness: strength, cardio and flexibility. But, unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time to spend 3 hours at the gym every day. 

It’s for this exact reason that each Sweaty Chix Fitness format includes all three elements. But what do you do if you can’t attend an SCF class?

In the past, aerobics classes have focused mostly on cardio exercise, and that’s not a bad thing. Cardio is fun, and it’s a great way to get people off the couch and into the gym. The popularity of Zumba and High Fitness is completely understandable. The music pumps you up, and when the endorphins kick in, it’s better than a candy bar and Disneyland combined! But if cardio is the only thing that you do, it can have the opposite effect that you desire.

Don’t get me wrong. It strengthens the heart and lungs, improves the immune system and helps...

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