Since I started teaching group fitness classes, I have yet to have a bad class. I’m sure working at 2 great clubs with awesome members helps with that. Great attitudes makes for wonderful classes.

Without further adieu, here are the top reasons I love teaching group fitness classes.

1. I like torturing people
I say this lovingly of course, and maybe torture is the wrong word. I like pushing people to work harder than they would on their own. Yes, that’s it. 😉

2. It cheers people up
Exercise can make a bad day turn into a good one. Really. Once those endorphins start flowing the good feeling juices just keep on coming.

3. Sweat is cool
Don’t you feel like a bad ass after sweating your butt off? I know I do.

4. It helped my confidence
When I first started teaching, or thinking about teaching I was filled with nerves. Over time I’ve grown much more confident and don’t even get nervous teaching anymore. Even when a sub a class and know none of the participants, nerves are no longer an issue.

5. It cheers me up
I have bad days like everyone, and there are times I don’t want to teach after working all day. I do it, put on a smile and bring a good attitude and always, always, always leave cheered up.


6. Workout clothes are the best
Wouldn’t it be awesome to be comfy all day? Well workout clothes give you that comfort without looking like a slob in your PJs everyday. They’re acceptable outdoor wear and stretchy which is perfect for my growing belly.

7. It makes me smile
If there was one thing my participants would say about me, it would probably be that I smile a lot. At least I hope that’s something they’d say about me. I don’t know what happens, but when I start teaching and moving, my smile just grows and grows. Smile through the pain?

8. Reach a lot of people
The great thing about group fitness classes are that they’re done in a group setting. Meaning you can teach a lotta people at once! The more that are there, means you get to help that many more people achieve their health and fitness goals. And cheer up their day. 🙂

9. I get a workout
Since I began teaching my solo workouts have decreased. I count teaching as my workout. I’m there with everyone working too, showing them the intensity and how to do the workout (lifting/cycling). I make sure to get my sweat on because a)I like it and b)I don’t want to slack but then expect others to work hard.

10. It’s fun
I smile, I sweat, I meet new people. It’s just plain fun for me!

Group fitness instructors, why do you love teaching?
Everyone, why do you love group fitness classes?

Hope your Wednesday treats you great! Tonight I teach bodypump… and I can’t wait. 🙂


0 thoughts on “top 10 reasons I love being a group fitness instructor”

  1. I used to teach step aerobics way back when. It was really fun but a lot of pressure to come up with new moves and routines all the time. A lazy fitness instructor, I see why I didn’t last that long.

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