Category Archives: Group exercise

Contribute your strong suits….

ImageBy: Geoff Rubin, Fitness Propelled (CPT/CIFT/TRX II)

Contribute (Verb) give (something, such as money or time) in order to help achieve or provide something. (Dictionary.com). I’ve often wondered how could one person, especially me!, “contribute” to make a difference. Well, it took some internal investigating, but I had always known that through fitness, I could create a special bond with young men and women on the Autism Spectrum. Having a broad career of working with youth and young adults on the Autism Spectrum as an adaptive P. E. teacher for years and as a fitness professional with specifically designed fitness programs, that have delivered resounding results, I knew this would be my avenue to “Contribute”.  

Recently, I took my experience and volunteered some time to teach the teens and youth of Phoenix High Functioning Autism how to jump rope and play a few fun games. When you enter into a room and can see the nerves of the youth group escalating, know that many sensory needs must be addressed and turn an overwhelming consensus of “I do not want to do this” into O my goodness, look I am doing it. Where you can see children sitting off to the side and then engage them in the group and even get a good two thirds of the group to crack a smile. That is a powerful contribution. On behalf of all the youth there that night, I think it’s safe to say, we ALL HAD A BLAST.

I encourage you to respond to this post or connect with myself and Fitness Propelled LLC, where we have a specifically designed personal training program “Personal Power” that has shown to contribute to the empowering of young men and women on the Autism Spectrum. Please let me know how you “Contribute”.

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Selecting your personal trainer

Clients, let’s hear from you.  When receiving the bombardment of advertisements and emails blasts from multiple personal trainers looking to serve you, what do you look for in them?

– What questions do trainers ask that create a connection with you that helps you select them?

– What qualities do  you look for in your trainer?

– What keeps you committed to your trainer?

 

 

 

Trainer talk: What qualities do you look for in a client?

Often, trainers are on the end of selective eyes from our clients. Sometimes, we need to be a friend, a counselor, a motivator, a drill sergeant, etc.

Lets flip the script. What are three qualities you as a trainer, group fitness, physical education instructor, etc, look for in your clients in order to help them succeed in your structured exercise program?

Fitness Propelleds’ top 3 in no order:
1) Commitment
2) Positive attitude
3) Passion

What are yours?