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Coffee Talk

Go to bed thinking about waking up to your perfect cup-o-Joe? You’re in the right place. See this list of coffee suggestions from our FitnessFest friends!

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Building Your Own Fitness Brand feat. Aimee Nicotera

Growing and evolving within the fitness industry can be a challenge in itself. Where do you start and what type of information is out there? In 2020, a lot of fitness professionals were left with questions on where to start and how do they keep doing what they love. In episode 27 of the FitnessFest

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Creating & Building in the Fitness Industry feat. Aileen Sheron

In episode 26 of the FitnessFest Podcast we have industry veteran Aileen Sheron. A 2020 finalist for IDEA’s Fitness Instructor of the Year award, Aileen is an entrepreneur and innovator across most facets of the fitness industry. She is an international presenter, inventor, program developer, content creator, writer, mentor, business owner, and social media personality.

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From High-Level Athletics to Herbalife feat. Samantha Clayton

In episode 25 of the FitnessFest Podcast we have current VP of Sports Performance and Fitness at Herbalife Nutrition, Samantha Clayton. Samantha shares her journey from being a high-level athlete, joining the fitness industry, and how the athletic mindset fits into her daily routine. This episode is packed with advice for ex-athletes wanting to connect

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Working Your Way from the Bottom feat. Keli Roberts

In this episode of The FitnessFest Podcast we have fitness professional Keli Roberts. Keli started from humble beginnings in the fitness industry and worked her way to working with celebrities, speaking at conferences, having a full client list, and consulting for other fitness brands. One of the biggest takeaways in this episode is the importance

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10 Ways to Change Up Your Cross Country Ski

If you’ve taught an aqua aerobics class, you’ve most likely done a cross country ski! I always demonstrate the move with integrity and perform it slowly. Why? Because more often than not, I find that the alignment and the range of motion (ROM) are not correct. I am a stickler about these things, and you

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The Bender Ball and Helping Pioneer the Industry feat. Leslee Bender

In episode 23 of The FitnessFest Podcast we have another fitness industry pioneer, Leslee Bender. Leslee is the 2020 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and has been in the Fitness Industry for over 30 years. She is the creator of the Bender Method of safe core training utilizing the famous Bender Ball, co-creator of

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Class Diversity Teaching Tips

by Janice Jaicks Anyone who has ever taught water aerobics has experienced what I call the CDC: Class Diversity Challenge. In a class of twenty, you likely have a big variety of fitness levels. What does that mean? Your participants might come in different shapes and sizes, as well as have varying exercise history levels.

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Jumping into the World of Yoga PT. 2 feat. Jenn Tarrant

  In episode 22 of the FitnessFest Podcast we have Jenn Tarrant. Jenn is a yoga professional and Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit. Within her role at YogaFit she has the opportunity to teach globally and help fitness professionals expand their knowledge within the yoga realm. Throughout this episode Jenn shares her journey through the

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