As many others in the fitness industry, I got my start as a group fitness instructor (back when we were known as aerobics instructors and wore really awful leotards and leg warmers)! Remember?
Fortunately, those days of thong leotards, leg warmers and terry head bands have (mostly) disappeared. Not only have our clothes changed, but so have the opportunities that we have in the fitness industry. Starting out as a part-time instructor while working in another industry was enough to help me realize that I wanted to be a part of the industry full-time, but how?
The answer came with several starts and stops along the way - giving up my sales director's position in real estate marketing when my daughter was born, and then diving head first into group fitness management and personal training. And while I enjoyed the part-time management position and teaching lots of classes....it wasn't enough. Currently, I am still teaching a few classes, but my full-time focus has become helping others in the industry to find solutions to help them grow their fitness businesses with Fitmarc.
So to all you fellow Group Fitness folks out there - what is it that you want to do within our industry? Is the life of a part-time instructor for you, allowing time for what you love, but flexibility for other things? Or are you looking for more? Maybe working for yourself and owning your own fitness business? I have a favorite quote, "If you don't have butterflies, you aren't dreaming big enough." What gives you butterflies? Contact me, Kelli Hatton, and let me know!