Group exercise may be an exciting additional option and revenue stream for fitness professionals and especially personal trainers who usually invest their time only in 1 on 1 training. Lincoln Bryden is a highly experienced, veteran of the group training world and shares important insights into the methods and principles behind the all-important group training skills.
Lincoln has a BSc degree in Recreation Management and Sports Science and is the founder of his own business, Total Fitness. He specialises in delivering quality training and instruction to aerobic, step, and dance group exercise instructors and personal trainers. Lincoln has presented group exercise internationally all over the world, including Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, France, Hong Kong, and Mexico. An upbeat and engaging presenter, Lincoln has also created 20 fitness videos.
In between organising his own fitness and dance days, Lincoln had a TV Slot on the popular Big Breakfast TV Show, teaching street dance fitness. He is the European Master Trainer for Metabolic Effect, which is a hormonal fat loss and lifestyle company. Lincoln is responsible for delivering ME, indoor and outdoor group exercise and Personal Training courses.
Lincoln’s Fitness Training Downloads website specialises in providing quality fitness and group exercise training for professional instructors. For those that require a personal touch his Fitness Training Academy provides monthly coaching, webinars and tutorials.
Fit to Succeed episode: Group exercise
In this episode, we discuss how personal trainers and other fitness professionals can benefit from group fitness/exercise, including:
- what has brought the PT and group exercise worlds together in recent years?
- the factors needed to excel as a group fitness/exercise instructor
- the importance of class preparation
- how group exercise can offer connection and belonging
- challenges of delivering an effective group fitness experience
- top instructional skills/tips to succeed as a group exercise instructor
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