Top 10 Traits of Highly Effective Group Fitness Instructors

By Shannon Fable (a USA Veteran Fitness Instructor):

“Knowing how to make an impact as a Group Fitness instructor (GFI) is sometimes a misunderstood art. Most of us become GFIs because we LOVE exercising in groups. […] To increase your opportunity to make the biggest impact on the widest variety of participants, consider these 10 important – and possibly surprising – characteristics of amazing GFIs.”

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Trait development at the USMC Officer Candidate School (Photo credit: Scott A. Thornbloom/Released).
  1. Self-motivated;
  2. Team player;
  3. Problem-solver;
  4. Positive;
  5. Effective;
  6. Curious;
  7. Inclusive;
  8. Empathetic;
  9. Inspiring; and
  10. Genuine.

References:

Fable, S. (2013) The Top 10 Traits of Highly Effective Group Fitness Instructors (Part 1). Available fro mWorld Wide Web: http://www.acefitness.org/blog/3347/the-top-10-traits-of-highly-effective-group/ [Accessed: 28 June, 2013].

Fable, S. (2013) The Top 10 Traits of Highly Effective Group Fitness Instructors (Part 2). Available from World Wide Web: http://www.acefitness.org/blog/3361/the-top-10-traits-of-highly-effective-group/ [Accessed: 28 June, 2013].

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