We polled a few of our loyal group fitness instructors to see why our members hold a special place in their hearts this Valentine's Day.
Beth, who teaches Group Power, Group Blast and Buttz & Gutz, loves her freestyle class members. She says, "I enjoy trying exercises out with my people that look fun and effective, that we probably wouldn't just do on our own. In general, I love to help lead people to a healthier lifestyle. I want everyone to be as excited to be fit as I am!!!" Beth is also an instructor who has recently brought our new Group Blast class to East Central -- join her on Wednesday mornings, at 9:00 a.m., for some intense cardio.
Our newest instructor, Annmarie, shows up bright and early every Tuesday and Thursday to teach Group Blast at 5:30 a.m. Her day is made when she is greeted by excited members first thing in the morning! "I love smiling faces in the morning, whether they are in my class, coming from a rock-hard-body personal trainer who warms up the room for me, or a friendly waving exerciser from the machines above. What a fun way to start the day, and set a positive, healthy tone!"
Abbey, who took Group Fitness classes for years before teaching them herself, has become good friends with many participants in her classes. "Knowing that we all check in on each other, and hold each other accountable, is the best motivation! I love working hard while teaching, and knowing that everyone in the room is suffering (in a good way!) right along with me!"
Bethany exclaimed, "I love that they put up with my singing! I also love that they want to make a better body, and mind - and, I love to see their determination." Bethany mixes it up, and seriously challenges members every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:15 during her Cardio & Core classes (M/W) and Group Blast (F).
Do you have someone who you think would love Group Fitness as much as you do? Get in contact with our Group Fitness coordinator, Abbey! Exercise is more fun, and more effective, in groups -- email her (firstname.lastname@example.org), or catch her at the club, and talk to her about a guest pass, and let them try out a few classes for free!
On Saturday, February 14th, spend the morning with the instructors who love you so much -- and wear red! Here's the morning's schedule:
8:00 a.m. Group Blast with Tia
9:00 a.m. Group Power with Mitzi
10:00 a.m. Zumba with Gina/Corri
11:00 a.m. Group Centergy with Mitzi